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  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, 2013
  • B.A., Tufts University,


    Executive Editor, Connecticut Law Review

    CALI Excellence Award in Contemplative Lawyering
    Ralph Colucci Award for Excellence in Arts and the Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships & Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association

Downtown YMCA of Greater Hartford, Board of Advisors 

Tara A. Sheldon

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    F: 860.560.5914

Tara Sheldon is an associate in the firm’s Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions Practice Group. Her practice focuses on representing clients in product liability, asbestos, and complex civil and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Tara assists clients in preventing, mitigating and managing exposure through risk, crises, and claims and litigation management. She scrupulously attends to every detail in preparing to defend clients. Tara has experience in many aspects of litigation, including offensive and defensive discovery, dispositive motions, pretrial motions, trial preparation and mediation.

Prior to working at the firm, Tara was a temporary assistant clerk to the Honorable A. Susan Peck at the Hartford Superior Court. During law school, she was a judicial intern to the Honorable Henry J. Boroff at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and the Honorable K. Michael Moore at the U.S. District Court in South Florida.

Tara was named a Connecticut Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Awards Methodology.


McCarter is pleased to announce that our litigation group and two lawyers have been recognized in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2019 Professional Excellence Awards.