Tara Twomey

Of Counsel

Tara Twomey is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Executive Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center.  Ms. Twomey focuses on bankruptcy and consumer credit issues, with an emphasis on home mortgage origination and servicing and, more recently, student loans.  She has taught numerous programs in these areas, served as an expert witness, and testified before Congress on mortgage servicing problems.  Ms. Twomey is a contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center, including Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications.  She is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and also a contributing author to the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.

Ms. Twomey has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, and Boston College Law School.  She is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable homeownership for low- and moderate-income homeowners. This practice area included foreclosure prevention and chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Ms. Twomey earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School, summa cum laude, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Herbert P. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Subsequently, Ms. Twomey received a two-year Skadden Fellowship to work at the Legal Services Center.