Tamara L. Niles

Special Counsel

Tamara Niles’ practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, construction and design, and public entity law.  Ms. Niles frequently represents architects, engineers, builders, and other construction professionals in construction contracts and defect litigation.  She also is experienced in matters involving public entities (including municipalities, public safety/police, airports, industrial parks, and school districts), administrative law, creditors’ rights, and general business law.

Before joining Hall & Evans, Ms. Niles spent 14 years as the General Counsel/City Attorney for the City of Arkansas City, Kansas.  As General Counsel, Ms. Niles litigated and resolved City litigation and claims; advised and enforced issues involving land use, zoning, and development; represented the City-owned airport and industrial park; and drafted and negotiated the City’s contracts, including its construction and development agreements.  She also has served as an Administrative Hearing Officer with the Kansas Department of Revenue (presiding over disputed administrative hearings), practiced construction law in a large Kansas City law firm, and maintained a solo civil business law practice.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2002
  • Colorado, 2020
  • Missouri (inactive), 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: University of Kansas School of Law, 2001, Order of the Coif

BA: Emporia State University, 1998, Biology, magna cum laude



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Professional Associations
  • Cowley County (KS) Bar Association, 2005-present; President, 2009-2011
  • Kansas Women Attorney’s Association, 2002-present; Region IV Director, 2007-2018
  • Kansas Bar Association, 2001-present
  • City Attorneys Association of Kansas, 2005-2020; President, 2017-2018
  • Kansas Credit Attorney Association, 2013-2020; President, 2019-2020
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association, 2005-2020
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Co-Author, “Kansas Chapter, State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims,” Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2006
  • Presenter, “Open Records Law and Open Meetings Law,” Kansas Bar Association, 2018

Business & Community Service
  • Rotary International, 2005-present
  • Habitat for Humanity for Arkansas City, Inc.; Director, 2006-2018; pro bono legal work, 2006-2020
  • Arkansas City Area Arts Council, 2005-2020; Board of Directors, 2014-2020; President, 2017-2018; pro bono legal work, 2005-2020
  • University of Kansas Honors Scholars Banquet, County Chair, 2013-2017
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Board of Governors, 2013-2016
  • Kansas Continuing Legal Education Task Force, 2010-2011
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