Why I'm Running
I'm a true believer in the jury system and that our civil courts are the best way to resolve disputes. The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is a crucial part of our democracy. The Third Branch of Government should be protected by judges that respect the importance of courtroom justice for all people. I am that candidate.
Passion. I truly love being a trial lawyer and working in the courtroom. I respect all parts of the process and believe that when the law is applied equally, the right result is possible. Being a Judge is my dream.
Experience. I have practiced civil trial law since I graduated law school in 2000 and have been a part of trial teams with over 20 commercial cases going to a full jury verdict. I am Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and have almost 50 appeals with my name on them. I am a member of various trial law associations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. In 2011, I was named Outstanding Young Lawyer in Houston by the Houston Young Lawyers Association.
Perspective. I am someone who sincerely believes that the greatest part of our government is its people. The strength of our judiciary comes from the diversity of our people coming together to participate in our jury system. I am a lifelong Democrat who values all backgrounds and life experiences. I want to create a courtroom experience that welcomes everyone despite the fact that courtrooms and the controversies that are resolved there are intimidating and difficult. Everyone is entitled to a fair and impartial trial, and it is my goal to ensure that they get one.
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What Her Clients Say...
"Tanya walked me and my family through some very difficult litigation with knowledge, empathy, and grace. I am a lifelong Republican, but Tanya is worth crossing party lines to vote for. She will be an amazing judge!"
- Kim Hooper, Houston Garden Centers
"Tanya's knowledge of the courtroom and court procedures is extraordinary. She has a talent for explaining difficult legal concepts in a real world manner. Tanya possesses experience, wisdom and sound judgment. She will be a smart, fair, and respecting judge."
- Lawrence Shipley, III, Shipley Do-Nuts
"We have been meaning to tell you how very much we appreciate the pro bono help you gave us with the adoption process for [our son] in Spring 2014. You helped us with what was obviously a very important issue for us at a time when things were particularly difficult. Notes in general, and this one specifically, don't do justice to the generosity you have shown us."
- Geoff Nordloh, Retired U.S. Army