Tamarah Prevost is a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, practicing in a wide range of civil litigation areas including employment law, consumer rights, and antitrust litigation. Tamarah has represented employees in a wide variety of employment disputes in state and federal court, arbitration proceedings, and federal EEO matters. Her cases have included those involving stock options and start-up companies, whistleblowing, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and racial profiling, and other civil rights matters.
Tamarah has been selected as a Northern California “Rising Star" in Employment Litigation by SuperLawyers in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. She is a regular panelist speaker on employment litigation topics at the CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California) Annual Conventions in San Francisco, Sonoma, and Hawaii, and is a regularly published contributor to the Daily Journal legal newspaper, on topics related to employment law. She is also an active member of the national plaintiffs’ legation organization American Association for Justice (AAJ). Tamarah was recently selected from attorneys nationwide to participate in AAJ’s 2021 Leadership Academy class. She is the Co-Chair of the Public Service Committee within AAJ’s New Lawyers Division, is a member of AAJ’s Legal Affairs and Publications Committees, and active within the Employment Litigation Section.
Tamarah was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honors from Simon Fraser University. After moving to the Bay Area, she completed her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law.
Tamarah has negotiated several multimillion dollar settlements on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully terminated. Tamarah also represents plaintiffs in the following antitrust class actions in which CPM serves as interim lead or co-lead counsel:
- In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:16-cv-08637 (N.D. Ill.)
- In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-MD-02420 YGR (N.D. Cal)
- In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD (N.D. Cal.)
- In re Resistors Antitrust Litigation, No. 5:15-cv-03820-RMW (N.D. Cal.)
- CBS SF Bay Area, 03.18.2022
- Former Regional Vice President Alleges Billion Dollar Tech Company, Celonis, Fabricated an Employee Stock Plan, Lured Him Into Employment, and Defrauded Him of $20 Million Before Firing Him03.16.2022
- Former Tesla Employee Sues Tesla, Alleging Retaliation for Reporting Dangerous Construction Violations and Racial Discrimination02.17.2022
- San Jose State University Settled With Fired Whistleblower, Steve O’Brien for $560,000, After Alleging Cover-Ups and Retaliation Related to Sex Abuse Scandal01.14.2022
- Affordable Housing Developer Files Claim Against City of Santa Clara for Covertly Cancelling Entire Housing Project11.12.2021
- As CPM Represents Pro Bono the City of San Jose, Supreme Court Rejects Trump Administration Attempt to Dismantle DACA06.18.2020
- SF Chronicle, 2020
- CPM Helps Former City Attorney, Randolph Hom, Begins Process for Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit for Unlawful Discharge Against City of Cupertino10.22.2018
- With CPM Pro Bono Representation, Federal Judge Protects “Dreamers,” Issues Injunction Against Trump Administration2018
- San Francisco Chronicle, 07.17.2020
- Daily Journal, 05.09.2019
- Daily Journal, 02.08.2019
- Advocates for Justice, 01.16.2018
- Advocates for Justice, 07.25.2017
- Advocates for Justice, 04.25.2017
- Advocates for Justice, 03.20.2017
Honors & Awards
Honors & Recognitions
2018-2021 Northern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, Plaintiff's Employment Litigation
2021 Excellence Award, New Lawyers Division, American Association for Justice
Tamarah holds the Secretary position on the Board of Directors for CORA (Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse), San Mateo County’s only provider of comprehensive intimate partner abuse prevention services.
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
Simon Fraser University, B.A.
- Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Nathan Mihara of the Sixth District Court of Appeal, California