200 S. 21st St., Suite 400

Lincoln, NE 68508


Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:30



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PHONE: 402-475-8230
TOLL-FREE: 888-234-0621
FAX: 402-475-8328
EMAIL: tgardner@keatinglaw.com
ASSISTANT EMAIL: jwick@keatinglaw.com

Practice Areas

Child Custody
Domestic Relations
Juvenile Court
Marriage Dissolutions

About Tara

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.

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.

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 Association- Member

Nebraska State Bar Association – Member

Legal Aid of Nebraska Private Attorney Involvement Program

Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court

Learned Hand Inn

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.”

Explore Our Practice Areas

Whether we are assisting a client with a settlement or taking a case to trial, we have the same standard of excellence for every matter we address

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice
Car & Auto Accident
Products Liability
Serious Personal Injury
Professional Liability

Business Law

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation
Commercial Law
Commercial Litigation
Creditor’s Rights
Intellectual Property
Tax Law

Estate Planning

Business Succession Planning

Workers Compensation

Fraudulent Claims
Compensation Disputes

Insurance Defense


Labor Law

Wrongful Termination
Health Insurance
Wage Rates
Labor Relations

Family Law & Divorce

Child Custody
Domestic Relations
Juvenile Court
Marriage Dissolutions

Real Estate Law

Mediation, Arbitration, & Litigation
Titles, Contracts, & Leases


Alternate Dispute Resolution

Let us Help You Get Your Life Back to Normal

When you are dealing with a tragedy, you need a team of supporters who care about you and will stick by you all the way to the finish. Our attorneys are courtroom tested and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients either through cases won, or cases settled. We have a seventy-five year track record of success, and we would love to put our experience to work for you.

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Keating O'Gara Law

200 S. 21st St., Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 402-475-8230
Toll Free: 888-234-0621
Fax: 402-475-8328

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Phone: 402-475-8230
Toll Free: 888-234-0621
Fax: 402-475-8328

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