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Overview

With an emphasis on healthcare litigation, Tanya defends and advocates on behalf of clients in state and federal courts and in front of arbitration panels.

She advises and defends a full range of commercial litigation clients, including healthcare providers, hospitals, practitioners, suppliers and executives in business-critical claims and decisions. Her ability to find reasonable compromise in difficult negotiations works to the advantage of her clients in arbitrations, mediations and courtrooms. Her counsel has resulted in favorable outcomes in uncertain situations involving healthcare issues and workplace adversities.

Tanya also practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, representing clients in breach of contract and consumer fraud disputes. She has experience in all stages of litigation, from the initial pleadings to negotiations and strategy for trial, and she handles all aspects of discovery, including e-discovery.

Tanya has handled numerous pro bono matters for individuals and organizations in the St. Louis area, including an appeal before the Missouri Court of Appeals. Before joining the firm, Tanya was a policy specialist at the Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Board of Advocates, Judging Director
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure
    • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Fred L. Howard Award for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Missouri Law Review, Associate Managing Editor
    • Moot Court Team, Best 2L Brief Award
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Order of the Coif
    • William M. Howard Award in Legal Research and Writing
  • M.P.A., University of Missouri, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs
    • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
  • B.A., Truman State University
    • Political Science
    • cum laude
    • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    • Order of Omega
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
Experience
  • Defeated former network pharmacy’s request for preliminary injunctive relief that would have forced a national pharmacy benefit-management company to re-contract with pharmacy after client learned that pharmacy’s actions knowingly breached contract.
  • Secured a significant win from the Missouri Supreme Court affirming state law that barred eminent domain condemnations “for solely economic development purposes.”
  • Negotiated favorable settlement and legal fees for international packaging company in federal court involving claims of breach of contract, unjust enrichment and a declaratory judgment action.
Community Leadership
  • Griffiths Leadership Society for Women