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Contact Tara

2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7442

Tara M. O’Hanlon


Tara O’Hanlon is a member of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Construction, Condemnation, Real Estate, and Litigation teams. Tara focuses her practice on construction litigation and contract drafting and negotiation and condemnation. She has tried numerous multi-week trials and has extensive experience preparing and arguing motions for summary judgment, arbitrating claims, and successfully mediating complex multi-party cases.

Tara’s construction work includes drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts on behalf of owners, contractors, and design professionals as well as negotiating and, if needed, litigating construction disputes including defect, payment, and delay claims.

As part of her condemnation practice, Tara advises and represents municipal agencies in eminent domain law. Her real property litigation practice includes representation of individuals and businesses regarding contract disputes, restrictive covenants, and boundary disputes.

Representative Experience

Successful settlement resolution of multimillion dollar condominium defect and warranty action where we represented the general contractor and the action involved over thirty parties. As part of the proceeding, brought successful bifurcation motion separating the homeowner’s association’s claims against the developer from all other claims.
Second chaired multi-week bench trial representing local transit authority in condemnation for light rail expansion project. The court awarded the exact amount sought by the local transit authority and no fees or costs were awarded to the property owner.
Successfully defended retail chain through bench trial against wage-and-hour "joint employer" class action claims by employees of vendor.
Successful representation of employer against former employee in whistleblower action where plaintiff voluntarily dismissed its claims after we filed a motion for summary judgment.
Successful representation of party in residential real estate development dispute and litigation involving breach of construction contract, conversion, Consumer Protection Act claims.