Tanya focuses her practice exclusively 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 also mentors aspiring law students, occasionally tutoring them in preparation for their LSATs. She is an active member of the 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, a national honorary organization recognizing the top ten skilled advocates of a graduating law class. While she was in school, she won a national championship at the Georgetown National Mock Trial Invitational in Washington, D.C., as well as All-American Advocate and All-American Mediator Awards from the American Mock Mediation Competition. She served as the national secretary for the Order of Barristers, secretary for the Board of Advocates, served as assistant director for the Gibbs and Bruns Moot Court Competition, director for Assault and Flattery, UT Law’s premier and only theater troupe, was a student member of the Lloyd Lochridge Inns of Court, 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 fiancé, Logan, with whom she hopes to travel the world in pursuit of delicious food.