Tanya focuses her practice on the commercial litigation needs of the firm's business clients. She has experience representing individuals, small businesses, and larger companies in a variety of commercial and contractual disputes, business separations, and issues relating to fiduciary obligations.
Outside of Ruffner Schoenbaum, Tanya works closely with the advocacy students at UT Law, helping to coach mock trial teams in preparation for national competition. She is an active member of the Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association as an alumnus of the AYLA Leadership Academy.
Tanya has also been academically distinguished as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from The University of Texas School of Law as an inductee of the Order of Barristers and a national champion of the Georgetown National Mock Trial Invitational in Washington, D.C. She directed Assault and Flattery, UT Law’s premier and only theater troupe, and was a founding member of the Association for National Security Law at UT.
Tanya is an avid reader, puppy and podcast enthusiast, and is classically trained in voice and piano. Tanya lives in Austin with her husband, Logan, with whom she travels the world in pursuit of delicious food.