Tara Muller is a North Carolina attorney focusing on mediation of litigated matters, workplace dispute resolution, and legal writing. She regularly conducts mediations for civil matters such as employment disputes, workplace injuries, business contracts, and intellectual property disputes. She also offers workplace dispute resolution through Tara Muller Dispute Resolution to resolve specific potential litigation or to identify deeper systemic problems.
Tara litigated and appealed civil and administrative matters in North Carolina for 15 years, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in workplace conflicts and injuries , business and contract negotiations, and intellectual property disputes. With a background in chemistry and chemical engineering, Tara is a licensed patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is available to facilitate disputes involving intellectual property, licensing, and other business matters.
While advocating as a litigator, she noticed the toll of litigation on her clients, many of whom opted to consider alternative dispute resolution rather than the stressful, costly, and time-consuming litigation process. Tara helped many clients resolve their conflicts successfully by identifying the root of the problems and identifying unique methods to resolve disputes.
Tara Muller now conducts mediations to help others reach fair, amicable settlements. She is pleased to serve as mediator both on a selected and appointed basis for a number of state and federal courts, as well as for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. She also serves as outside ombuds for businesses and institutions, while continuing to provide high-quality legal writing services to other attorneys throughout North Carolina.
Licensed: US Patent & Trademark Office; NC Bar; EDNC; MDNC; 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; NC Dispute Resolution Commission
Legal Involvement: NC Bar Association Appellate Rules Committee; Legal Writing Institute; Wake Co Bar Association Professionalism Committee; NC Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Council; Dispute Resolution Section Communications Chair; NC Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Member; NC Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section Member
Lecturer: NC Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section Statewide Annual Meetings (3 years); National Business Institute
Education: Campbell University Law (2000: Campbell Law Observer case summary editor); NC State University (1997: Caldwell Scholar; Chemistry/Chem Engineering); Visiting student - Oxford University, England (1996)