Tara Lattomus honored for her 10 years of service as a Child Advocate
November 8, 2016
Tara Lattomus of Eckert Seamans’ Wilmington office was recently recognized by the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) in commemoration of her 10 years serving as a Guardian Ad Litem. In this role, Lattomus is a volunteer attorney who commits her time and energy to representing Delaware’s abused, neglected, and dependent children in civil family court proceedings.
Since 2006, Lattomus has dedicated more than 600 hours of pro bono work to OCA. She represents children in foster care and in private guardian cases as appointed by judges in the family court in Delaware. When representing children in cases of competing guardianship, Lattomus ensures that the children she represents through OCA have their voices heard in every court proceeding affecting their lives. She also maintains collaborative relationships with foster parents and helps them navigate the Division of Family Services system in order to get the best care for the children.
Lattomus is the Wilmington office’s representative on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She practices within the firm’s hospitality, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation groups. She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1996 from Villanova University School of Law, where she served as editor of the Villanova Law Review, and earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in 1993 from Wesley College.
About the Office of the Child Advocate
Since OCA opened its doors in 2000, volunteer attorneys have enabled OCA to provide legal representation to over 3,000 children. At any given time, about 350 children statewide are being represented by volunteer lawyers through OCA. More information is available on the OCA website.
About Eckert Seamans
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has more than 360 attorneys located in 14 offices throughout the United States, including Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; Newark and Princeton, New Jersey; White Plains, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Troy, Michigan; Charleston, West Virginia; and Hartford, Connecticut. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of litigation, including mass tort and products liability; corporate and business law; intellectual property; labor and employment relations; aviation; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; employee benefits; environmental law; construction; public finance; real estate; tax; estates; and transportation.
Eckert Seamans’ practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines, and railroads. The firm also represents numerous federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. In order to provide global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve clients’ needs around the globe, Eckert Seamans has partnered with SCG Legal, a global network of over 145 independent law firms with more than 11,500 attorneys. For more information about the firm, please visit eckertseamans.com.