Tarah Powell-Chen

Tarah G. Powell-Chen

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

Primary Practice Areas

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Commercial Law

Employment Law

Privacy and Cyber Security

Professional Liability

Real Estate


  • All Courts in the State of California


  • J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Davis

Tarah Powell-Chen

Associate, CIPP-US

Ms. Powell-Chen is an Associate at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney in their San Francisco office where she represents individuals and corporate clients with matters involving professional liability, commercial and business litigation, real estate, and employment law.


  • Prior to attending law school Ms. Powell-Chen worked for the Supreme Court of the United States as a Marshal's Aide. This experience shaped her understanding of the judicial process and inspired her to become an advocate.
  • Ms. Powell-Chen graduated from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. While in law school, she gained varied legal experience by working in public-interest, civil litigation, and as a judicial extern. Ms. Powell-Chen was active in extracurricular activities while at USF. In additional to her leadership roles in various student organizations, Ms. Powell-Chen also served as a tutor in subjects including: Criminal Law, Contracts, Torts, and the CA Bar.

Professional and Community Contributions

Ms. Powell-Chen is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), and the Asian American Bar Association (AABA).

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Deans Honors List, University of San Francisco, School of Law and at University of California, Davis
  • Provost Scholar
  • AABA Asian Pacific American Judges' Award
  • Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Recipient
  • St. Thomas Moore Scholarship Recipient
  • Public Interest Law Foundation Grant Recipient

Academic Distinctions

  • Moot Court Case Counsel, University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • Co-Chair and Board Member of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
  • Law Review Junior Editor
  • Public Interest Certificate with Honors
  • Alumni Relations Director, Estate Planning and Tax Society
  • CALI Award for Excellence: Elder Law
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society

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