Tanya graduated from McMaster University in 2002 with an Honours Commerce degree, minoring in Economics. She then attended Osgoode Hall Law School, where she graduated in 2005 and received her law license in 2006. Tanya practiced at two Bay Street firms before opening her own law firm, Walker Law Professional Corporation one decade ago. Walker Law employs seven full time employees in the area of commercial litigation. Walker Law prides itself on focusing on resolutions to assist clients with resolving their legal disputes instead of focusing on billable hours.
On August 9, 2016, Tanya became the first black elected female bencher from Toronto in the now 223-year history of the Law Society and was re-elected last year. Benchers which are similar to the board of directors, create rules to regulate nearly 52,000 lawyers and paralegals in the province. In 2016, Tanya was involved with passing 13 initiatives to recognize racism and sexism in the profession.
Tanya has received numerous awards including the recipient of the Lexpert Rising Star Award, We Connect International Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year Award and the Osgoode Hall Law School Gold Key Award. She regularly appears on television shows as a legal expert including CTV’s Your Morning.
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