photo of Tara Gardner
photo of Tara Gardner

Tara L. Gardner-Williams



Tara L. Gardner-Williams grew up in Schuyler and Columbus, Nebraska, the only daughter of a hardworking blue-collar family, and by the time she was eight years old had decided she would be a lawyer.

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In 1997, Ms. Gardner-Williams moved to Lincoln to work her way through school, where she graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska with dual Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Psychology. Ms. Gardner-Williams was awarded her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007, established a private practice emphasizing domestic relations, and joined the firm in 2014. Ms. Gardner-Williams' practice focuses on all aspects of family law, counseling and representing clients in legal separation, divorce, marital property division, pre-nuptial arrangements, paternity, custody and child support disputes, and the settlement, trial, modification and appeal of those cases.

In 2012 Ms. Gardner-Williams was recognized with the Robert M. Spire Pro Bono Award, conferred by the Nebraska State Bar Association in recognition for outstanding contributions to volunteering legal services for the poor. The award is given to one Nebraska lawyer each year whose efforts exemplify dedication to public service.
After Hours:

When not practicing law, Tara clears her head by working out every day. Yoga, kickboxing, and running are her favorite ways to escape the stress of the day. Tara enjoys participating in fun runs, like the Warrior Dash and the Leprechaun Chase. She also loves spending time with her daughter, Savannah. Together, they bond over art. Tara is a talented painter, so she teaches Savannah about drawing and painting. A healthy lifestyle is really important to Tara and Savannah. “We don’t eat sugar and we’re those nutty people who drink vinegar.”

Education & Admissions:


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007 J.D.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2003 B.S. Sociology, Psychology
    cum laude


Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska - 2007
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska – 2007
Professional Associations:
American Bar AssociationMember
Nebraska State Bar Association Member
Legal Aid of Nebraska Private Attorney Involvement Program
Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court
Learned Hand Inn
Practice Areas
Family Law & Divorce
Domestic Relations
Juvenile Court