Tara Hattendorf is a strong advocate with a compassionate heart. Tara strives to make the litigation process understandable and seamless for our clients. She works throughout the life of a lawsuit to ensure that our clients’ goals are at the forefront, and she works diligently to get our clients great results.
Tara supports senior counsel at Obagi Law in all aspects of civil litigation, including pleading preparation, law and motion practice, discovery, conducting and defending depositions, arguing at hearings, assisting and leading settlement discussions, and upholding our stellar reputation for constant contact with our clients.
Tara developed her passion for law and justice through her undergraduate journalism studies. Subsequently at the USC Gould School of Law, Tara gained invaluable experience at the California Office of the Attorney General in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section. She also clerked at Public Counsel in the Center for Veterans’ Advancement. During her final year of law school, she served as a Senior Copy Editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice.
Tara graduated from Pacific Union College, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in History, Political Studies and Ethics, and a minor in Public Relations & Journalism. She earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, with a Certificate in Entertainment Law. Tara was admitted into the California Bar in December 2019. She is also admitted to practice in the Central and Northern Districts of California.