Tara was raised in small-town Hudson, North Carolina with her two older half-sisters and younger brother. Tara graduated from East Carolina University as a part of the Degree in Three Program with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While at ECU, she served as the Honors Council President, the Honors Program Liaison, and was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha service sorority. Tara graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law where she met her husband. She served on the boards of the Public Interest Law Society and the Family Law Society. After she graduated law school, Tara worked as an Assistant District Attorney. When her husband’s job took them to Miami, FL, she gained valuable experience in civil litigation at a well-respected Firm.
Tara is and always has been passionate about serving people and being a voice for her clients. She is thrilled to be back home in North Carolina pursuing a career serving the community she loves. Coming from a blended family, Tara knows first-hand the importance of a solid, sincere family law practice and is proud to be an Attorney at Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC. She understands each case is delicate and unique and provides her clients with the compassionate representation they deserve, while navigating some of life’s most difficult situations.
Tara enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, and spending time with friends and family. When she isn’t practicing law, you might find her cheering on the Pirates at an ECU game, playing with her puppy, Captain Jack Sparrow, or volunteering in her community.
Areas of Practice
Business & Employment Law
Elon University School of Law – Greensboro, North Carolina
East Carolina University – Greenville, North Carolina
North Carolina, 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mecklenburg County Bar Association (pending)
Women Lawyers of Charlotte
Gaston County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
American Bar Association