Tara R. Sain was born in Henderson, North Carolina on May 11, 1972.  She spent her childhood in Henderson before relocating to Rocky Mount, North Carolina in the summer of 1988.  Tara graduated from Northern Nash High School in 1990 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.  She subsequently attended Campbell University’s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, where she received Book Awards in Insurance Law, Lawyers and the Law Firm and Trial Advocacy II. Tara earned her Juris Doctorate in May of 1998 and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam later the same year.

Tara has spent the majority of her legal career in Gaston County.  She was employed as a Child Support Enforcement Attorney for the Gaston County Department of Social Services from 1999-2001 after which she served her first tenure at Arthurs & Foltz, L.L.P. from 2001-2008 during which time her primary focus was domestic law.   She thereafter worked as a Department Attorney for Catawba County, acting as counsel for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Catawba County Board of Adjustment before accepting a position as a Child Support Enforcement Attorney for the Burke County Department of Social Services in 2011.  In 2013, Tara returned to Gaston County for a position with McIlveen Family Law Firm before taking time off to be with her family.  She thereafter returned to Arthurs & Foltz, L.L.P. in March of 2018 and is excited to assist clients with their family law needs, including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody, child support, property distribution, post-separation support and alimony.

Tara is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Gaston County Bar Association.  She previously served as Secretary for the Gaston County Bar Association in 2001 and as Coordinator of the Gaston County Moot Court Competition in 2002.  She is also a past member of the Gaston County Domestic Rules Committee and a former Adjunct Instructor for Catawba Valley Community College.  In recognition of her commitment to providing pro bono legal services to indigent clients, Tara received the Gaston County Volunteer Lawyers Program Service Award in 2006 and the Gaston County Volunteer Lawyers Program Distinguished Service Award in 2007.   She also completed forty (40) hours of mediation training for court ordered mediated settlement conferences in 2011 and has served on the Board of her church’s Child Development Center.