Tara M. Rojas, C.F.L.S.


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Tara M. Rojas is a Certified Family Law Specialist recognized by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, and is the Founding Shareholder/Family Law Attorney at Rojas and Nickelson Family Law, Inc. Tara has significant experience with working on high asset, complex family law cases and has helped resolve legal matters for people from all walks of life. Her representative experience includes marriage dissolution, legal separation, complex business valuations and property division, difficult tracing and separate property reimbursement issues, creating and invalidating premarital agreements and post-nuptial agreements, establishment and modification of guideline child support and spousal support orders, and child custody disputes.

Tara knows that not all divorces are created equal, and she works quickly at the beginning of each case to craft a sound strategy for each client’s particular needs. Her clients depend on her to effectively navigate her way through complicated issues and to leave no stone unturned. She relates to her clients and prioritizes their goals and concerns by applying legal analysis to the facts of their cases to obtain the best results possible. While Tara’s first goal is to help her clients reach a creative solution through settlement negotiations, she will not hesitate to become a client’s zealous advocate if a dispute cannot be resolved without litigation. Tara is also a certified mediator with over 40 hours of training. She has helped mediate numerous, contentious dissolution of marriage cases to full settlement. Tara is also a member of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group and is available to represent clients through the collaborative divorce process.

Tara was the valedictorian of her law school class at Pacific McGeorge where she earned a myriad of other awards and honors. She worked full-time during law school, attending courses at night, traveling 80 miles to and from campus, all while raising a family. She is described by friends and family as “the hardest working person in town.”

Tara was raised in a military family and spent her childhood traveling and living abroad. When Tara’s family finally “landed” back in the United States, they settled at Travis AFB, and Tara has been a California girl ever since. In her spare time, Tara loves to spend time with her husband David and her two children, Johnny and Vanessa.

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Family Law Specialist


  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Best of the Bar - Family Law, Sacramento Business Journal

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014

Professional And Community Service

  • Adjunct Professor in Family Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Presenter, National Business Institute ("NBI"), May, 2018
  • Valuation of Assets in a Divorce Proceeding, Presenter, Sacramento County Law Library, March, 2018
  • Relocation: Should I Stay or Can I Go? Presenter, Sacramento County Law Library, April, 2017
  • Relocation Cases for the Family Law Paralegal, Presenter, National Business Institute ("NBI"), January, 2017
  • Valuation of Assets in a Divorce Proceeding, Presenter, Sacramento County Law Library, October, 2015
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Presenter, National Business Institute ("NBI"), November, 2014

Professional Associations

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Board Member, 2015 to Present
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, Member, Present
  • Solano County Bar Association, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member
  • Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Present
  • California Bar Association (Including Family Law and Young Lawyers Sections), Member, Present


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: Class Valedictorian
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Amicus Lex Scholar
    • Honors: Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
    • Honors: Witkin Awards: Family Law; Legal Research/Writing I and II; Criminal Procedure; Taking and Defending Depositions
    • Honors: Dean’s Honor’s List
    • Honors: Finalist: First Year Mock Trial Competition
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Business Administration

Pro-Bono Activities

  • WEAVE, Walk a Mile Event Attendee, 2014
  • One Day Divorce Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2014
  • Housing & Mediation Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2014