Tanya started her career in Chicago after earning a prestigious judicial clerkship with Supervising Judge Alexander P. White at the Circuit Court of Cook County. Tanya then worked for a large Chicago insurance defense firm as a hired gun to defend Fortune 100 and 500 companies against personal injury claims. For years, she won cases for insurance companies and learned every strategy used to defeat the claims of injured individuals.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Tanya now uses her insight of the judiciary and insurance companies to gain a significant advantage for her clients. Her unique perspective of litigation and highly competitive spirit make Tanya a formidable opponent and advocate in the courtroom. Tanya’s recent litigation accomplishments include the following jury verdicts and settlements: a jury verdict in the case of McCall v. Coast Line Distributing, Inc., et al. for $2.1 million; a settlement in the case of Macari v. Salvucci and RBZ Vineyards, LLC dba Sextant Wines for $1 million and receiving a settlement in Lockhart v. Swann for $600,000. Tanya, along with her trial partner Ranger Wiens, received the honor of Harris Personal Injury Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016 for her extraordinary efforts and perseverance at trial. Tanya has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, an achievement limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in California.
Tanya is a lifelong runner and formerly competed on the University of Houston cross country and track teams as a middle distance runner. When not at the office, Tanya enjoys trail running, yoga and traveling with her husband, daughter and friends.