Tara M. Sweeney


  • Insurance Law

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Personal Injury


About Tara

Tara Sweeney joined Soloway Wright in 2000 as a civil litigation lawyer in Ottawa. Tara practices general litigation, including Professional Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Estates Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Tara has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court of Ontario, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals, including professional colleges.

Tara has been accepted by the Superior Court of Justice as an expert in Plaintiff’s personal injury and Statutory Accident Benefits litigation (see Meehan v. Good (2012), ONSC 612) and has been recognized in Lexpert for her expertise in Medical Negligence/Professional Malpractice Law. She was recognized by Best Lawyers® as Lawyer of the Year in 2023 for Personal Injury Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law and she has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law since 2019.

Tara is currently a member of The Holland Group, which is composed of senior counsel who act for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in medical negligence cases.  Tara also served on the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society, the preeminent organization which represents Canadian advocates, from 2016 to 2020.

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Call to Bar 2000


  • LLB, University of Windsor (1998)
  • M.A., University of Western Ontario (1995)
  • B.S.Sc. (Hons), University of Ottawa (1994)


Ottawa Office



Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Holland Group


  • The Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation – Update on Costs (LSUC)
  • Pointed Appeal: Distilling it Down to the Key Issues (The Advocate’s Society)
  • Perils of Suing the Crown (CCLA Conference)
  • Expert Witnesses (The Advocate’s Society)
  • SABS, Experts and Preparing a Winning File: A Personal Injury Primer (OBA)
  • Summary Judgments (CCLA)
  • Adverse and Hostile Witnesses (CCLA)
  • Women Lawyer’s Symposium – Fundamentals of the 3Ms: Mentors, Mentees and Mentoring (LSUC)
  • Building your Team through Effective Feedback and Mentoring (CBA)
  • Presented for the Advocates’ Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada (now Law Society of Ontario) and the Chateau Montebello/Tremblant Continuing Legal Education conference.