The Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) would like to show our great appreciation for Tanya Brown, a family law and civil litigation attorney who regularly volunteers with JDC’s Family Law Project, assisting low-income individuals and families with matters such as marital dissolutions, child custody, and child support.
In a recent pro bono case, Tanya represented a client with limited resources who was dissolving her domestic partnership while battling a severe medical condition. The client was under extreme stress and Tanya wanted to do everything in her power to ensure that the client came out with a favorable outcome and could comfortably move forward with her life. In this case, Tanya found that assets were being hidden and she was able to uncover them for her client, making it possible to properly divide their property.
Tanya finds her pro bono work with JDC to be extremely valuable and gratifying, as she is able to give back to the community and to those who would otherwise not have the opportunity for legal representation. Looking to the future, Tanya intends to expand her volunteer work with JDC and one day start a nonprofit legal services organization of her own where she can extend her resources to more indigent and low income clients.
Tanya was born in Oakland and has lived in the Bay Area nearly her entire life. Her love for the Bay Area has kept her working for the community and she is currently practicing law out of her Walnut Creek Office. When she is not busy working as an active family law attorney, she is busy raising her three children and finding time for her love of traveling.
JDC is grateful for Tanya’s incredible commitment to pro bono work and her passion to fight for justice for low-income individuals and families. Thank you, Tanya!
To learn more about our Family Law Project and how to volunteer, visit us at http://www.sfbar.org/jdc/legal-services/legalprojects/projects-family.aspx or contact JDC’s volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.