Tara Brown

Professional Woman Sitting
Professional Woman Sitting

Tara Brown is a Partner at WhitbeckBennett. Ms. Brown was born and raised in northern New Jersey where she worked full time to put herself through college and law school part time. She graduated from Rutgers School of Law in New Jersey with an academic award. While attending Rutgers Law School Tara served as facilitator of study groups in the minority student program, teaching assistant, and Editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter.

Ms. Brown has been practicing Family Law and Trust & Estates for six years, and has 18 years of experience negotiating contracts. Her endeavor to objectively evaluate situations has led to creative, unique solutions in negotiations with opposing parties in the practice. Ms. Brown provides zealous advocacy and level-headed representation focusing on the facts and the applicable law, making her a unique asset to clients and the firm.

She takes a very personal approach to each case to learn what concerns her client the most about their specific legal situation and develop a plan to achieve their desired solution. Understanding that contacting a lawyer and dealing with legal action can be intimidating and unfamiliar for most people, Ms. Brown aims to reduce any anxiety or stress that often comes with these situations to more effectively and adequately address individuals’ legal issues.

Ms. Brown is licensed in four states including Virginia, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York. She is a member of the board of directors of the Swift Creek YMCA, and Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association.

Her and her husband, Sahib, have four amazing children ages 31, 30, 17, and 8, plus one grandchild. In her spare time, Ms. Brown loves spending time with her family, running, exploring Virginia, cooking, reading, and traveling.

Name: Tara Brown

Title: Partner

Law School: Rutgers School of Law, JD

Admissions: Virginia, Colorado, New Jersey, New York

Professional Associations and Memberships: Swift Creek Family YMCA, Member of the Board of Management since 2019
Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association, Member of the Board 2020-2021, member since 2017
Southside Network BNI, Chair of Membership 2020-2021, former President
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, member since 2018
Hill Tucker Bar Association, Launched a new mentorship program with the Board 2020-2021 bar year, member since 2017

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“Ms. Brown is a Great lawyer, very professional, patient, and cares more about her client. She made my case successful. I will definitely recommend her.”



“Tara did a great job fighting for my case. She was very well organized, keeping files of anything I provided her with… I’m glad I had her by my side every step of the way. I would certainly recommend her to anyone in the Central VA area looking for assistance with custody matters. She is very knowledgeable of the judicial system when it comes to custody matters as well.”

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“Tara was straightforward in her presentation to not misinterpret any outcome of my case. She wanted to make sure that she would do everything within her power to help me, and she empathized with me as a client and, more importantly, as a mother and human being.
Tara, thank you for educating me on the law as it pertains specifically to the state of Virginia. Thank you for not giving me false hope but reality… I strongly recommend your service to anyone who’s looking for professionalism and REAL!”


“Mrs. Brown was well informed when it came to my issue, and she was very responsive to all of my calls. She explained things in a way that I, who has no experience in legal matters, could understand. I was very pleased with the outcome.”


“Tara is an exceptional attorney. I have known Tara for several years and am so grateful for her compassion and professionalism as she counseled me through a difficult custody matter. Her legal knowledge was just as impressive as her ability to make me laugh during such a trying time. “


“I was so happy to come in acquaintance with Mrs. Brown… Her professional skills were above and beyond. Her expertise and legal advice were greatly appreciated.”


“Mrs. Brown helped me so much with my child custody and visitation case, also child support. Even after it’s over and done with, she continues to help me with PPO help. She is understanding and very helpful, so glad she helped me with my case.”


“Tara and the staff helped me get my daughter, which for a single dad is quite hard in Virginia. I would definitely suggest them to anyone I know. They were very responsive to any questions and quick at it as well. More stars are necessary.”