Tapas is a seasoned personal injury lawyer, recognized for his expertise in the field. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with distinction from St. Mary’s School of Law in 2015. Graduating cum laude, he was inducted into the esteemed John M. Harlan Society at St. Mary’s, an exclusive organization that honors students who have demonstrated exceptional academic prowess, graduating in the top 10% of their class.
During his time at St. Mary’s, Tapas actively participated in a series of negotiation competitions, honing his skills under the guidance of Allen T. Craddock, a prominent behavioral consultant specializing in law enforcement agencies’ crisis negotiation intervention, behavioral interpretation, and interrogation techniques. His involvement further enriched his understanding of legal nuances.
Tapas also held influential roles at the St. Mary’s Law Journal, starting as a dedicated staff writer and subsequently advancing to an editor’s position. His contributions were met with acclaim, earning him several esteemed awards.
In the sphere of practical experience, Tapas served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit during law school. Here, he meticulously researched and composed a myriad of opinions covering both civil and criminal matters. Tapas also demonstrated his acumen as a research assistant for Professors Colin Marks and Angela Walch.
Before embarking on his legal journey, Tapas garnered valuable insights by clerking for Chamberlain Hrdlicka, a distinguished U.S. News “Tier 1” tax litigation firm.
Presently, Tapas contributes to legal education as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s Law, where he imparts knowledge on Business Torts. His dedication to the field has earned him a coveted membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum—a select society reserved exclusively for accomplished attorneys who have achieved net million-dollar verdicts.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Tapas finds solace in cherished moments spent with his loved ones, including his two lively dogs and his even livelier newborn. He embraces a zest for travel and enjoys the exhilaration of basketball in his leisure time.
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