Visalia Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer 

When you are dealing with a serious legal situation, rely on experience. I am Tara K. Howard, Attorney at Law, and I am a former district attorney with more than 19 years of trial experience. From my law office in Visalia, California, I represent clients in two important legal areas: criminal defense and family law.

Tulare County Divorce Attorney

If you have a problem, whether it is a contested divorce or a criminal charge, you need a lawyer who knows the local courts and the judges in your area. I am an attorney who has in-depth familiarity with the system and the courts in Tulare County, and I will fight for your best interests.

I take a realistic, straightforward approach with my clients, keeping a high level of personal attention and communication at all times. I am thoroughly prepared, ethical and aggressive. My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your unique situation.

Former District Attorney With FBI Training

As a former district attorney (DA) and an experienced family law and criminal defense lawyer, I am able to handle even the most complex cases.

Due to my experience as a former DA, I bring specialized FBI training to my criminal law cases — something that other defense lawyers in Tulare County cannot offer.

When settlement is favorable, I will negotiate on your behalf toward the most optimal result. This may include representation during mediation if you are involved in a family law matter. However, if negotiations are not successful, I am always prepared for trial.

I offer consultations to give potential clients the opportunity to speak with me, discuss their legal matters and learn about their options. To schedule a consultation with an experienced Visalia family law and criminal defense attorney, please call 559-827-4699 or contact me online.


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Criminal Law

As a district attorney, I received advanced forensic DNA training by the FBI. I bring this specialized experience and training to my criminal law practice. I can handle even the most serious and complex criminal cases, including those involving DUI, sexual assault, juvenile crimes, drugs, gang activity, fraud, domestic violence, theft and homicide. Read More >

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Family Law

Whether you need legal guidance throughout all of your divorce proceedings, or in just one area, I can represent you. I offer limited-scope representation, which means that you can choose which area of your family law case you would like my assistance with. My family law practice focuses on divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and guardianship. Read More >


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Tara K. Howard,
Attorney at Law

1330 W. Center Street,
Visalia, CA 93291 | Get Directions

Phone: 559-827-4699
Toll Free: 877-355-1502
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