Taryn M. Kadar
Partner – Atlanta
Taryn Kadar’s practice focuses on providing insurance coverage advice to both domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. In addition, Taryn represents insurers in coverage litigation, including the pursuit of declaratory judgment actions and defense of breach of contract and bad faith actions against insurers in both first and third-party claims.
In 2017, Taryn was seconded to two leading Lloyd’s syndicates for a period of six months. In these roles, she worked with the in-house legal teams and provided advice regarding U.S. and international claims (including property and casualty, marine, reinsurance, contingency, cargo, and professional indemnity claims), and conducted coverage litigation management and assessment. She also worked with underwriters to draft and review U.S. policy wordings.
Additionally, Taryn represents insureds as defense counsel in direct litigation involving personal injury and professional liability claims.
Taryn received her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2013, where she served on the Board of Editors for the Wake Forest Law Review. She has been with Fields Howell since 2015 and was promoted to partner in 2020.
- Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2013
- Wake Forest Law Review, Board of Editors – Symposium Editor
- Elon University, B.A. in History, 2009
- magna cum laude
- Leadership Fellow
Presentations and Publications
“COVID-19: Updates & Developments,” presented virtually to London Market Syndicate by Gregory L. Mast and Taryn M. Kadar (October 2020)
“Discovery, Privilege, & the Coronavirus,” presented virtually to London Market Syndicate by Gregory L. Mast and Taryn M. Kadar (April 15, 2020)
“Overview of Bad Faith” presented to client by Ann T. Kirk, Gregory L. Mast, and Taryn M. Kadar in London, England (April 2019)
State Bar of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
American Bar Association
National Association of Professional Women
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Taryn’s Primary Practice Areas Are:
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Obtained summary judgment in a U.S. District Court regarding rescission based on material misrepresentations in a policy application.
Represented London and domestic insurers in coverage litigation stemming from cult leader’s alleged sexual abuse of minors.
Represented domestic insurer and obtained summary judgment on all extra-contractual damages claims, which included allegations of unreasonable coverage denial and failure to settle.
Represented insurers in coverage litigation with respect to property damage claims at commercial properties, arising from a variety of perils including hail, theft, fire, vandalism, windstorm, and flood.
Representing insurers in numerous large property loss claims arising out of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria across the southeastern U.S., Texas, and the Caribbean.
Representing certain insurers in force-placed class action.