Tara Vasdani is a Litigation Associate with Mills & Mills LLP. Tara joined the firm in 2018, after working as both a subrogation and employment litigator on Bay Street. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017, but was recognized globally by January 2018, as the first Canadian lawyer to serve a Statement of Claim using the popular social media app, Instagram. Tara’s innovative approach to civil litigation was quickly endorsed by the legal community and she was featured in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Above the Law, Globe Legal Post, Droit-Inc., and on CBC, as well as profiled on the front page of the Law Times. Tara also argued her first trial in December 2017. In 2018, she was notably nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2018.
Tara is dedicated to advocating for her clients from the initial consultation stage, through to negotiations, and if necessary, trial. She has successfully appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Provincial Offences Court. Tara has advised both employers and employees in wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights matters, contract negotiations, and other employment-related disputes, and she has represented all national insurers in subrogation-related matters such as construction litigation and contractor’s negligence, property damage, occupier and product liability, and contractual disputes.
Prior to joining Mills & Mills LLP, Tara worked as a litigator for large downtown boutique law firms where she carried complex commercial litigation files. She has represented clients successfully through all stages of the litigation process. In addition, Tara is an active writer for national publications such as Canadian Lawyer, The Lawyer’s Daily, and HR Insider, and writes quarterly on and the law, employment-related trends such as escalating reasonable notice periods, and legislative developments.
At Mills & Mills LLP, Tara continues to build upon her knowledge and experience in commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, and contractual disputes, with a view to expanding her practice in these areas.
Tara earned two law degrees, both common and civil, from the University of Ottawa in 2016, entirely in French. As one of 19 students selected to obtain two law degrees in three years, Tara became well-versed in both jurisdictions and today is fluently bilingual, as well as qualified to represent clients across Canada.
Tara completed her articles with a large national firm located in downtown Ottawa. While doing so, she wrote a book critiquing the federal government’s ‘CSIS’ Bill, which was later published by the Éditions Universitaires Européens in 2017.
Tara earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University in 2013, in Law and Society and Political Science. Her curiosity for the law piqued early in her studies, and in 2012, she spent a semester studying Greek Civil Law in Thessaloniki, Greece.
While obtaining her J.D. and LL.L., Tara worked for the leading legal research corporation, LexisNexis Canada. As a result, she is qualified to represent clients with legal needs ranging from administrative law, contract law, real estate, estates, and various other types of litigation.
Year of Call
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Major in Law and Society and Minor in Political Science, York University, 2013
Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Ottawa, 2016
Licentiate in Law (LL.L.), University of Ottawa, 2016
The Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers’ Association