Tara Giarratano is one of our newest additions to the Hourigan, Kluger, and Quinn team, joining the law firm’s commercial department as an associate attorney. Attorney Giarratano has experience representing victims of police brutality and of discrimination in housing, employment, and education. Attorney Giarratano was honored as a member of the Woolsack Honor Society because she graduated in the top ten percent of her law school class. Attorney Giarratano also received CALI Awards for earning the highest grade in her class in Business Entities, Evidence, and Pennsylvania Criminal Law.
Originally from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, Attorney Giarratano received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Wilkes University. She continued her education with a full scholarship to Penn State Dickinson Law, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree cum laude. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Before obtaining her law license, Giarratano served as a legal intern with the Luzerne County Office of the Public Defender, the Carlisle Community Law Clinic, and the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
As an attorney, she is passionate about developing relationships with her clients and helping them achieve a solution to their problems. Attorney Giarratano has extensive litigation experience for a young attorney. She began her career representing clients in hard-fought civil rights matters and has appeared in federal court, state court, and college Title IX proceedings, where she used her expertise to help her clients receive the best possible outcome. In just her first year of practice, Attorney Giarratano worked as a member of the defense team for two serious criminal trials--the first resulted in the client being acquitted of murder, and the second resulted in the client being acquitted of attempted murder.
Becoming a lawyer was Giarratano’s lifelong dream. She is honored to work for Hourigan, Kluger, and Quinn, where she can make a positive change in her clients’ lives and serve members of her community. Attorney Giarratano is married to her college sweetheart Nick, and together they share a daughter. She is a member of St. Jude’s Church in Mountain Top.