Tara A. Bailes

Tara Bailes

Tara Bailes is a seasoned commercial litigator who offers counsel in a variety of business disputes. Tara is committed to clearing the lanes for her clients so they can focus on what they do best—running their business. She takes legal concerns off their plate, handling matters from initial investigation to resolution. She has experience handling commercial litigation disputes, IP litigation, and internal investigations for communications companies, content creators, contractors, developers, financial institutions, loan servicers, manufacturers, retailers, and universities. She works to build a deep understanding of each client's industry and objectives to ensure her counsel aligns with their priorities.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a contractor in a bench trial involving action on account and various equitable claims and obtained judgment in favor of the client on all counts and for full amount sought
  • Represented a restaurant group in a contract dispute with a service provider and obtained arbitration award in favor of the client, including client’s request for fees and costs
  • Represented a retailer against an Employee Polygraph Protection Act claim in federal court and successfully opposed plaintiff's summary judgment motion
  • Member of a trial team that represented a manufacturing company against age discrimination claims and obtained a full defense verdict




  • J.D. University of Missouri School of Law 2015
    • Associate editor, Missouri Law Review
    • London Law Consortium, spring 2014
  • B.S. Business summa cum laude Missouri State University 2012
    • Member, Women's Soccer Team, NCAA Division I, 2008 – 2012
    • Honors College
    • Missouri Valley Conference Commissioners Academic Excellence Award
    • National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Region Team

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Bar


  • The Best Lawyers in AmericaOnes to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021 – 2024


Personal Activities

  • Tara enjoys keeping active and getting out in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, where she skis, hikes, and runs