HeplerBroom Attorney Tara Kuchar


Tara W. Kuchar’s practice is focused on representing and counseling individuals, businesses, and other organizations throughout Illinois and Missouri on a variety of legal matters. Ms. Kuchar has significant experience working with nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in matters ranging from allegations of professional negligence and premises liability in the civil courts as well as administrative discharge proceedings. Her practice, however, is not limited to representing healthcare providers. Rather, her litigation experience also includes defending clients in complex litigation related to product liability (primarily pharmaceutical litigation), premises liability (including chemical exposures), commercial matters, and employment issues. In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Kuchar also assists and counsels businesses on employment-related issues.


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


  • 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)

Admissions & Affiliations

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

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 (Illinois) Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar




Events & Speaking Engagements

  • “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).


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