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)

Twitter:  @TaraMullerLegal

LinkedIn:  Tara Davidson Muller

Tara Muller      

Tara Muller is a North Carolina attorney and mediator. She offers alternative solutions to common legal problems. She handles legal writing, appellate advocacy, and resolving workplace and business disputes.

Dispute Resolution

Tara regularly mediates civil matters such as employment disputes, workplace injuries, business matters, and intellectual property disputes. She also offers workplace dispute resolution and ombuds services for North Carolina businesses. She is pleased to serve as mediator both on a selected and appointed basis for several federal courts, the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and many civil superior courts in North Carolina.

Legal Writing

Tara is a skilled writer who assists other law firms by preparing continuing education materials, legal blog posts, and web content. She also serves as outside counsel for plaintiff and defense firms by writing trial and appellate briefs.


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 has experience with intellectual property litigation. 

While litigating, Tara noticed a need for boutique writing services, and she saw that many clients preferred alternative dispute resolution to the costly and time-consuming litigation process. Tara helped many business and individual clients resolve their conflicts successfully by identifying the root of the problems and identifying unique methods to resolve disputes. She now assists other law firms by mediating, writing, and blogging.