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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 eDiscovery.

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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Recognition

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2018 Up & Coming Lawyer
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Value Champion, 2017
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Pro Bono Award, 2015
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Health Care, Rising Star, 2014-2018
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012-2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Board of Advocates, Judging Director
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure and Estates & Trusts
    • Fred L. Howard Award for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Missouri Law Review, Associate Managing Editor
    • 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

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
  • Secured favorable resolution for pharmacy benefit manager after audit revealed pharmacy engaged in numerous business practices in violation of its contract. Parties agreed to resolve dispute on specific payment terms, and client also secured consent judgment for full outstanding balance plus interest as security if pharmacy defaults on its payment obligations.
  • Negotiated favorable payment for national pharmacy benefits manager. Defeated former network pharmacy's request for preliminary injunctive relief that would have forced client to recontract 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.
  • Won complete defense verdict for anesthesia group after week-long medical malpractice jury trial.
Community Leadership
  • Griffiths Leadership Society for Women
  • Homeowners Association, Board of Trustees
  • Ready Readers