Tara C. Fappiano spent 20 years as a trial attorney, including 14 years as an equity partner at a boutique insurance defense firm. Her practice focused on the defense of business managers, property managers, and other commercial property occupants in injury cases. She also handled toxic tort and environmental litigation, business tort claims, and employment compliance issues.
In 2019, she left the firm to follow her passion, opening her own practice focused on advocacy in special education and disability law. She also joined a smaller insurance defense firm, working part-time to ensure a continued income, while getting her advocacy and dispute resolution practice off the ground. Using conflict resolution techniques and collaborative dispute resolution practices, she helps families with special needs members get the special education services they deserve. She also offers conflict management coaching and mediation for organizations, nonprofits, businesses, school districts, and related entities.