Lawyers

Portland
121 SW Morrison St.
Suite 1575
Portland, OR 97204


Seattle
701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98104


Education

J.D., Willamette University College of Law

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Editor-in-Chief, Willamette Law Online Journal
  • Moot Court Board

B.A., University of the Pacific

  • All-Conference Scholar-Athlete on Div. I Tennis Team
Tanya is a litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of state and federal civil litigation, including trials, appeals, mediations, and arbitrations.   Tanya has experience trying jury and bench trials and has handled over one hundred arbitrations.  
 
Tanya’s practice focuses on primarily representing defendants in both straightforward and complex business and commercial disputes that arise in various contexts, including:
 
  • Commercial Litigation and Business Torts
  • Employment
  • Product, Premises, and Liquor Liability
  • Contracts
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Environmental/Toxic Tort
  • Construction
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Tanya started with Gordon & Rees’ Portland office in 2009, spent a couple of years as an in-house trial attorney for one of the country’s largest insurance companies, and re-joined Gordon & Rees in 2016.
 
Tanya was also a member of a two-attorney team that served as general counsel for a large manufacturer, which included managing litigation and supervising local counsel in hundreds of cases throughout the United States. She regularly advises clients in risk avoidance and early resolution of disputes and frequently secures favorable settlements for clients through mediation and informal negotiations.

Admissions

Oregon
Washington
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Community Involvement

Tanya enjoyed the distinction of being one of the youngest members ever appointed by the Oregon Supreme Court to serve on the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, which was established in 1913 and is charged with evaluating all applicants’ qualifications to practice law in Oregon. She started with the Board of Bar Examiners in 2005, was a Board Member from 2008 – 2014, and served as Chair from 2011 – 2012. She is also active in the Pacific Northwest tennis community and endeavors to compete in at least one national-level event every year.

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