Tara M. Johnson

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Tara’s practice focuses primarily on evaluating and resolving construction related legal matters, with particular emphasis on government contract disputes and collections issues. She has litigated claims involving wastewater treatment plants, dams, highway improvements, commercial buildings, and schools. Tara is a frequent author and speaker on construction related legal topics, and active in local law sections and trade organizations.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Creditor’s Rights/Bankruptcy
Government Contracts
Insurance and Surety Bonds
Real Estate

Education

B.A. – Finance, Western Washington University, magna cum laude, 2003
J.D., Willamette University – College of Law, cum laude, 2006

Courts

Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
Idaho State Courts
U.S. District Court. Oregon
U.S. District Court, Western District, Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Washington
U.S. District Court, Idaho

Professional Organizations

Secretary, Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section
Member, Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section
Member, Washington State Bar Construction Law and Creditor/Debtor Rights Sections
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Idaho State Bar Association
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Member, Washington County Bar Association
Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
Member, Asphalt Paving Association of Oregon

Presentations & Publications

Author, “Re-leveling the Playing Field – The Metcalf Construction Decision,” Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter (June 2014)
Speaker, “Oregon & Washington Construction Lien and Public Bond Claims,” Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section (October 2013)
Author, “Worker’s Compensation: When Does Exclusive Liability Apply,” Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter (October 2013)
Author, “Construction Lien Claims: Bonding and Cash Deposits,” Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter (October 2012)
Author, “Oregon Construction Law CLE – Chapter 15: Construction Liens,” Oregon State Bar (November 2011)
Author, “Piercing the Corporate Veil,” National Business Institute (July 2011)
Author, “Pre-filing Strategies for Commercial Collections,” National Business Institute (July 2011)
Author, “Oregon Bid Protests: Pitfalls and Checklists,” Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter (June 2011)
Speaker, “Oregon & Washington Construction Lien and Bond Law,” Oregon State Bar Construction Section (April 2011)
Speaker, “Construction Lien Law in Oregon and Washington,” Lorman Education Services (April 2009, 2010, and 2011)
Author, “Lender Discovery Issues,” Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter (May 2009)