ATTORNEYS
Tara Popova, Esq.
FOUNDER / MANAGING ATTORNEY

Ms. Popova is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Popova Law, a boutique law firm focused primarily on litigation.  Prior to forming Popova Law, Ms. Popova was an attorney at Fox Rothschild, where she gained experience and training while representing some of the nation's largest companies and developers.  Ms. Popova founded Popova Law with the goal of providing clients with large-firm-quality representation at affordable rates. 

 

Ms. Popova is skilled in a broad range of legal matters with particular experience in litigating business disputes and real estate controversies.  Her goal is to resolve every dispute efficiently by starting with a thorough analysis of the specific facts and applicable law, engaging in negotiations with the opposing side to attempt an amicable resolution and, if needed, proceeding to litigation and trial. She litigates cases in both federal and state court and frequently appears before the Eighth Judicial District Court judges.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Popova has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and sports celebrities to small businesses and individuals.  Ms. Popova is trained in and accustomed to handling high-stakes high-pressure litigation on a daily basis.  Some of her representative matters include defending national companies in cases involving claims for penalties in excess of $1 billion, federal class action lawsuits, and appeals in front of the Nevada Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Ms. Popova's legal experience extends beyond private practice.  Prior to beginning her career as an attorney, she served as a law clerk to Nevada Supreme Court Justice Elissa Cadish during her time as a judge at the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As a law clerk, Ms. Popova assisted in handling a court docket of over 2,500 cases.  She worked closely with the judge in analyzing motions and other matters presented before the court and had the unique opportunity to observe and learn from the judge's decision-making process both in the courtroom and in chambers.  As a result, Ms. Popova is not only familiar with the components that go into a judge's decision-making process, but also possesses deep understanding of courtroom procedure and Nevada local rules.  This experience was also particularly valuable in forming Ms. Popova's foundation as a practitioner in the Las Vegas legal community.  

Ms. Popova has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2014 until the present, adding to her four Legal Elite recognitions and four Best Up and Coming Attorney recognitions by Nevada Business Magazine.  She has also been featured as a Top Lawyer in Las Vegas by MYVEGAS Magazine and a Distinguished Local Female Professional by Las Vegas Woman Magazine. 

BAR ADMISSION

  • Nevada, 2010

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

  • American MENSA (IQ top 2%)

  • Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court

  • Litigation Section, State Bar of Nevada

  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys

EDUCATION

  • B.A., International Business and Management, Amsterdam School of Business (HES Hogeschool voor Economische Studies)

  • Juris Doctorate, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2010

  • Leadership Development Program, Harvard Law School Executive Education, April 2017

LANGUAGES

  • Bulgarian (fluent)

  • Dutch (proficient)

  • German (intermediate)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Best Up and Coming Attorney, Nevada Business Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Top Lawyers in Las Vegas, MYVEGAS Magazine, 2013

  • Distinguished Local Female Professionals, Las Vegas Woman Magazine, 2013

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • "How to Work a Room," William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, 2016, 2018

  • "The Ten Commandments of Networking," Nevada Lawyer Magazine, December 2015

  • “Real Estate Financing Outside the Box,” CCIM, July - August 2013

  • “What Do You Hope the Legislators Will Accomplish This Session?” Nevada Business Magazine, April 2013

  • “Bankruptcy and the Single Asset Real Estate Debtor,” CCIM, December 2012