Tanya obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University in 2005 and her Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Economics from McMaster University in 2002. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. Tanya is currently serving her third term as Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario. In 2016, Tanya was elected by her peers as not only the first female black elected Bencher from Toronto in the 226-year history of the Law Society of Ontario, but also as one of the youngest sitting Benchers. Tanya was re-elected in 2019 and 2023.
Tanya is involved in various community groups, including the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. Tanya is also a frequent speaker on legal issues to the Toronto Community and regularly appears on the CTV Show, Your Morning as a legal analyst. She has also been named in the 2017 and 2018 Lexpert Guides as one of the Leading Lawyers to Watch in Corporate/Commercial Litigation and is also the recipient of the 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year Award.
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“Tanya Walker represented me during a very difficult time in my life. My neighbour’s destroyed approximately 20 trees along my property line. During that time I was on a sick leave and Tanya was professional, kind and compassionate with my situation. I would not hesitate to recommend her or her firm. I will always be grateful to her for winning our case and receiving compensation for the trees that were destroyed. Thanks again Tanya.”