Tara Heumann joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2018 after 10 years as a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County. Tara established the elder abuse prosecution unit in November 2013 and worked with Aging and Adult Services and County Attorney to launch the San Mateo County Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT) in November 2015. For four years Tara prosecuted, investigated, and consulted on cases of neglect, violent crime, theft, and fraud, including securities and real estate, that affected San Mateo County seniors and dependent adults.

She currently represents Aging and Adult Services and the Sheriff’s Office. She also represents the Public Guardian and Public Administrator in probate court and Children and Family Services in dependency court, practices general civil litigation, and is a member of EDAPT.



Undergraduate: Tufts University

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • summa cum laude

Law School: Stanford University

  • pro bono distinction


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Tara E. Heumann
Deputy County Attorney
(650) 363-1965