Tara Gill Nalencz speaks at PA Bar Institute seminar on evidentiary issues in December 2017



Tara Gill Nalencz, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, spoke at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on evidentiary issues on December 5, 2017. Tara was a panelist for the CLE event "Lights, Camera, Evidence!", which examined problematic evidentiary issues by using a series of video vignettes based on a hypothetical case. She and other panelists discussed the real-life evidentiary problems presented in each vignette. The seminar was held at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

The event was designed to refresh attendees on the rules of evidence and presented winning strategies for the courtroom. The panelists examined techniques for reacting more quickly to impermissible evidence and the advantages of foregoing certain objections. They discussed recent decisions affecting the admissibility of crucial points of evidence in Pennsylvania.

Tara concentrates her law practice on the defense of catastrophic loss matters.  Her caseload regularly includes cases involving paraplegia, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injury, severe burns, death and multi-million dollar property damage. This complex trial practice includes high exposure cases involving a wide variety of industries and clients, including: construction, natural gas and oil, industrial machinery and equipment, electric arc furnaces and steelmaking, propane storage, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and property management. She is fluent in Spanish and her practice also includes international matters, such as defending hotel owners and operators in actions where the underlying accident took place outside the United States.  Tara has developed strategies for the use of social media in litigation and has presented several times on related topics.  She has also become skilled in e-Discovery in both the role of first level collection and review, as well project management.  Tara 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 in 1999 from Dickinson College. Before joining the firm, she served a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  She was also previously appointed to a one-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable Samuel D. Natal in Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey.

Tara can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4215 • tnalencz@rawle.com