Tara English was an associate with Reed, Armstrong, Gorman, Mudge and Morrissey, P.C. from 1996 to 2000, and has been of counsel with the firm since 2006. She practices in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law, with an emphasis on research, analytical writing and appellate matters. She has briefed cases filed with the Fourth and Fifth District Illinois Appellate Courts, and with the Illinois Supreme Court, addressing issues involving underinsured motorist coverage, premises liability, vehicular negligence, insurance law, workers’ compensation, and civil procedure. She has successfully argued three cases before the Fourth and Fifth District Illinois Appellate Courts. Reported decisions in which Ms. English was counsel of record include Kellermann v. Car City Chevrolet-Nissan, Inc., 306 Ill.App.3d 285, 713 N.E.2d 1285, 239 Ill.Dec. 435 (5th Dist. 1999), and Flatt v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., 289 Ill.App.3d 1097, 682 N.E.2d 1228, 225 Ill.Dec. 151 (4th Dist. 1997). Tara has also tried several personal injury cases in Madison County, obtaining winning verdicts for her clients in three consecutive cases.
Tara grew up in Highland, Illinois and graduated from Highland High School in 1989. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from The University of Chicago in 1993. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Tara continued her education at the University of Illinois College of Law. While in law school, she interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois, and the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
In 1996, Tara English graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November of 1996 and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Madison County Bar Association