Taranae Hashemi


Taranae is a defense litigator with a practice focused on commercial liability, construction defect, professional liability, labor law, and premises liability litigation. She has experience drafting and arguing motions, leading and defending depositions, acting as monitoring trial counsel at client request, and representing clients in mediation, settlement conferences, and meet and confers. She has argued on dispositive issues before the Appellate Division, First Department.

Prior to joining the firm, Taranae was of counsel at a New York City law firm. She also worked as an associate at law firms located in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She managed cases involving commercial liability, premises liability, complex construction, construction defect, automobile, and wrongful death from inception to resolution. After law school, Taranae was a law clerk for the New Jersey Judiciary, Justice Lee A. Solomon and The Honorable Francis J. Orlando. While a law clerk, she reviewed, researched, and advised the court on a variety of complex discovery, procedural, and dispositive motions, inclusive of drafting judicial opinions on cases of first impression.

Taranae earned her bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. While in law school, she was a clinic intern who represented asylum seekers in U.S. Immigration Court, was part of a mentoring program and was involved in the land use & environmental law club. She also served as aide to the governor in the Office of the Governor and Department of Treasury for the State of New Jersey and as a law clerk at the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey. Taranae is a certified arbitrator.



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October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • The College of New Jersey, B.A., 2007

Awards & Honors

Selected to N.Y. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List (2020 - 2022). This award is conferred by Super Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Justice Lee A. Solomon and The Hon. Francis J. Orlando, New Jersey Judiciary

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