Tonya was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1997, and the New Jersey State Bar in 1995 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Spelman College in 1992, and her Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law in 1995. She has also earned a Professional Certificate in Municipal Finance from The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy in 2017. Her legal experience includes serving as an Assistant Regional Attorney for the Texas Department of Human Services, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, and private practice.
Today, her primary area of practice is Public Finance. She has been involved in the financing and development of local school districts, cities, transportation providers, tollway authorities, housing providers, higher education authorities, hospitals, and airports as Bond, Disclosure, Issuer’s and Underwriters’ Counsel across the state of Texas.
Tonya is admitted to practice before all courts of the States of Texas and New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Her professional involvement includes membership in the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Tonya is the mother of two girls and an active member in Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Single Mothers Interchanging Love, Empathy and Support (S.M.I.L.E.S.), and The IMPACT Movement.
- Public Finance
- J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1995
- B.A., Spelman College, 1992
- Texas Department of Human Services, Assistant Regional Attorney
- State of Texas, Assistant Attorney General
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- State Bar of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
- Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
- Single Mothers Interchanging Love, Empathy and Support
- The IMPACT Movement
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