About Me

Hello, I’m Talia. A few years back, I was ready for a change and knew I liked solving big problems, so I went to law school. I practiced law for five years, and did all the lawyer things, including one solo trial. I found the practice of law was missing something important: I wanted to make things, to create. I did another round of soul-searching, book-reading, and journaling. I spent some time writing a novel, and then I found Python. I discovered that writing code was exactly the sort of creative problem solving I was looking for.

A year later, I’m nearly through Oregon State University’s postbaccalaureate computer science program and am ready to get to work. I’m looking for a software engineering role where I can solve interesting problems and learn from interesting people.

When I’m not in front of a computer, I can be found in the wild with some combination of my horses, dogs, mountain bike, and my partner, Ben.

Education

Oregon State University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Expected December 2021 — GPA 3.22

University of Washington

LL.M. Taxation, March 2016 — GPA 3.68
Juris Doctor, June 2015 — GPA 3.57

Washington State University

Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, cum laude, June 2011 — GPA 3.5

EXPERIENCE

The Perry Law Group

Attorney 2019 -2020
Specialized in all phases of litigation, working collaboratively with clients and expert consultants. Managed cases from initial contact through trial, including strategic decision making, and preparation and presentation of evidence. Managed client relationships and a team of paralegals and legal assistants on a project-by-project basis.

T.L. Butler Law

Owner/Attorney 2017 – 2019
Managed a law practice, including business development and all administrative functions, while providing full representation for clients in family law and general civil litigation.

Andersen Tax

State and Local Tax Associate 2015 – 2017
Performed tax research and consulting with an emphasis on project management. Coordinated and reviewed associate research contributions to 50-state matrices for accuracy and readability. Researched rules and drafted memoranda for new business ventures in specially-regulated industries. Specialized in complex tax controversy matters. Worked remotely as part of a distributed team.