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Tara Whelan

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After graduating magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, I opened my law practice representing clients throughout New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. I am admitted to practice law in the State of New York as well as in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. I am also certified by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests – the tests that are administered when one is suspected of Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated.

Criminal matters are typically resolved in one of two ways: a negotiated disposition or a trial. When it comes to negotiations, I work hard to structure solutions individual to each case. At trial, I will be a fearless advocate that is not afraid to fight the system and do what it takes within the bounds of the law to get the right results for my clients.

I handle cases from investigation to arrest, arraignment, plea negotiations, motion practice, hearings, and trial. I have represented clients in a wide range of criminal matters, from simple violations such as disorderly conduct and harassment to misdemeanor and felony crimes such as assault, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence, drug possession, weapons possession, rape, sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, robbery, identity theft and other fraud related crimes and many others.

I have also worked extensively with juveniles and their families to protect their future and minimize the risk of a criminal record.

Real Testimonials

Read Kind Words from My Clients
    She fought hard to get me the best outcome possible.

    “I am very grateful and appreciative of the way Ms. Whelan handled my case. She fought hard to get me the best outcome possible. I was so satisfied I referred her to a friend of mine.”

    - Derrick G.
    Her passion and motivation to help me through trying times really made me feel confident in her.

    “The circumstance under which I met Ms. Whelan wasn't a pleasant one, but her warm and caring heart, her passion and motivation to help me through trying times really made me feel confident in her.”

    - Travis B.
    So blessed that Tara Whelan came to my rescue and was by my side to protect and defend me.

    “You never know when you will wake up one day and your life is unexpectedly flipped upside down and its all out of your control....This happened to me and I was so blessed that Tara Whelan came to my ...”

    - Karina V.
    She's Definitely A Boss!

    “I've known Tara for quite some time now. She was referred to me by her colleague. I wasn't confident about her or my situation at all at the time. The moment I met her, she took charge. Eased all my ...”

    - L.P.
    She will always be my "Fearless Hero."

    “Ms. Whelan's commitment to her clients and resilience in her work effort in and out of the courtroom is truly superb. If you are in search of legal representation, Tara Whelan is the passionate, ...”

    - Anthony F.

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