Tara D. McDevitt


Tara D. McDevitt

Tara D. McDevitt


     Melville, New York


Tara D. McDevitt is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. She has extensive experience in trial and appellate advocacy with an emphasis in business, real estate and construction-related commercial litigation.

Ms. McDevitt has handled numerous complex commercial litigation matters including construction and design defects, disputes between adjoining landowners, RPAPL 881 proceedings, land use and all types of breaches of contract. She also has substantial experience in surety-related disputes, mechanics liens, and drafting and negotiating all types of construction-related agreements, including license agreements. Ms. McDevitt has worked with a range of clients, from owners, developers and architects, to construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors.

Ms. McDevitt also had extensive mediation and arbitration experience in proceedings before the American Arbitration Association, including AAA Construction Industry as well as the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Ms. McDevitt was named to SuperLawyers New York Metro Rising Starts from 2015 through 2018. She is currently an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law, where she works with the students in the Moot Court Honor Society in preparing them for competition.

Ms. McDevitt received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Colgate University. During law school, Ms. McDevitt was a member of the Board of the Moot Court Honor Society, where she competed in several national competitions, including the National Moot Court Competition, where she won regional best brief, was a national finalist and the recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, and the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, where she was also a regional finalist. She also interned with the Honorable P. Kevin Castel, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York


  • J.D. – St. John’s University School of Law, cum laude, 2010
  • B.A. – Colgate University, cum laude, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Suffolk County Bar Association


         Melville, New York            
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