Tannaz is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Commercial Litigation group. She is a seasoned litigator and client advocate who has litigated cases in a wide variety of industries, including commercial real estate development, financial services, corporate, and constitutional matters. Tannaz is known for being agile, collaborative, detail oriented, conscientious, and organized. A strategic legal tactician who is known for being results oriented, she is able to tackle legal challenges of varying complexities to craft both short and long-term goals based on her clients’ immediate needs and long-range risk management strategies.
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Tannaz was a Deputy Attorney General for over ten years with the California Department of Justice, where she represented the State of California in the prosecution of over 300 criminal matters of varying complexities in both state and federal courts. Tannaz has defended over 100 cases that involved significant and complex statutory interpretation matters, regulatory issues, and constitutional challenges, which ultimately resulted in numerous favorable and nationally-used published opinions, particularly in the area of the Fourth Amendment and animal welfare.
Tannaz has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she taught Appellate Advocacy and Animal Law.
In 2011, the Animal Legal Defense Fund named Tannaz as one of the nation’s “Top Ten Animal Defenders.”