Tara Gill Nalencz focuses her practice on the defense of catastrophic personal injury matters, including product liability cases, construction and industrial accidents, premises liability, dram shop liability and other general casualty matters. She has experience with high exposure cases involving the defense of a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 construction companies, manufacturers of industrial machinery and equipment, toy manufacturers, commercial motor vehicle companies, and car dealerships. She has participated in the defense of numerous jury trials.
Ms. Nalencz obtained her law degree from the Temple University School of Law in 2004. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature in 2001 from Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1999 from Dickinson College.
Upon graduating Temple Law School, Tara served a one-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable Samuel D. Natal in Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey. While clerking for Judge Natal, Tara also gained valuable civil experience as a court-appointed mediator, conducting over 150 mediation conferences for cases involving torts, contracts and landlord-tenant disputes. Tara later served a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. While clerking for Judge Rizzo, Tara assisted with more than 30 civil major jury trials and over 200 motions.
In April of 2009, Tara second chaired a case with Jack Snyder in Philadelphia defending an aerosol cleaner manufacturer in a products liability action with a pre-trial demand of $12 Million. Plaintiff claimed he had been shocked with 7,620 volts of electricity and severely burned because of the aerosol product. Jack and Tara assumed defense of the matter just four weeks before the trial. After eleven days of trial and one and a half hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of defendant. The case was featured as Verdict of the Month in the October 2009 issue of “VerdictSearch Pennsylvania.”
E-Discovery Challenges, Solutions & Trends, Legal Intelligencer First Annual Litigation Summit, Philadelphia, PA, September 2012 - Panelist
Volunteering in America: A Call to Citizen Lawyers, CLE for Temple American Inn of Court, May 2010 - Presenter and Co-Coordinator
Wall Street Blues: When Greed Isn’t Good, CLE for Temple American Inn of Court, November 2009, Presenter
The Second Amendment: Can a City Regulate Firearms in a State Banning Such Regulation?, CLE for Temple American Inn of Court, March 2008 – Presenter
Justice on Trial: Judicial Independence in the wake of Stilp v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, CLE for Temple American Inn of Court, April 2007, Presenter
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Temple University School of Law (J.D. 2004)
Pennsylvania State University (M.A. 2001)
Dickinson College (B.A., cum laude, 1999)
Temple American Inn of Court
Philadelphia Bar Association