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Tara A. Barnes
Tara A. Barnes
Tara A. Barnes Biography


Ms. Barnes, an AV rated Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, defends large loss liability cases in the areas of products liability, construction litigation, contractual disputes and motor torts. Ms. Barnes also defends traffic and criminal cases.

Ms. Barnes is a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Law. Prior to joining Rollins, she served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore City for seven years. As an Assistant State's Attorney, Ms. Barnes investigated and vigorously prosecuted felony offenses in Baltimore City.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Barnes worked as a law clerk in Maryland and New York where she gained significant legal experience by supporting attorneys in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and family matters at administrative and trial levels.

Tara A. Barnes Education


Law School

University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.


Morgan State University, B.A. (Political Science)

Tara A. Barnes Education


  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Tara A. Barnes Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Affiliations

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Co-Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Judicial Appointments Committee
Member, Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities
Board of Trustees, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 2017-2019
Distinguished Alumni Leader in Service Award by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, December 2016
Maryland Daily Record, Leadership in Law - Generation JD Award Recipient, 2016
President, The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, 2015-2016
Maryland Daily Record, Leading Women Award Recipient, 2013
Lawyers of Color, Mid-Atlantic Region Award Recipient, 2014
Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2018
Maryland Super Lawyers, 2023
The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Personal Injury Committee
Monumental City Bar Foundation Committee Member

Tara A. Barnes Court Admissions

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Tara A. Barnes Publications & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Panelist, MSBA Minorities in the Legal Profession, 2022
Panelist, So You Want to be a Judge, 2022
Panelist, Trial Strategy and Evidence 2019
Panelist, Life as a Lawyer, 2014
Panelist, Your Ticket to Law School, 2014
Panel Moderator, Diversity and the Law, 2013
Panel Moderator, Human Trafficking Symposium, 2013
Speaker, Civic Law Academy, Maryland State Bar Association and Patterson, H.S., 2013

Tara A. Barnes Civic


Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Hearing Examiner, Baltimore City Public Schools
Hearing Officer, Baltimore City Environmental Control Board