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Edwardsville, IL



  • Saint Louis University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Butler University, B.S. in Finance, 2000


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description

Tara W. Kuchar focuses her practice on healthcare defense litigation and regulatory matters, including medical malpractice, nursing home liability, and insurance defense (including insurance broker errors and omissions liability). In addition, her practice includes work on various appellate matters as well as employment and labor law. Ms. Kuchar has represented clients in both Illinois and Missouri. 

Bar/Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Editor, IDC Quarterly
      • Editor in Chief (2017-2018)
      • Executive Editor (2016-2017)
      • Associate Editor (2015-2016)
      • Assistant Editor (2013-2015)
    • Meritorious Service Award (2018)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Academic Excellence Awards in
    • Bioethics
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Remedies
    • Secured Transactions
  • Order of the Woolsack (academic honor awarded to graduates ranked in the top 10% of their class)

Published Legal Writings

External Publications

  • “Fighting the Forum Fight,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2019). (This article can be read here.)
  • “Are Class Action Counterclaims Removable Under CAFA?” DRI (March 2, 2011). (Co-author)

HeplerBroom Blog Posts

Legal Lectures

  • “Illinois Rules of Evidence,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2012) (Co-presenter).
  • Medicare: Avoiding Post-Judgment/Post-Settlement Litigation,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2009) (Co-presenter).