Tonya is an honors graduate with a BS in Finance from Portland State University. She attended Lewis and Clark Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. It was here that she served as Vice President of the Business Law Society in 1999/2000, also receiving Honors in legal writing. Tonya was recently appointed to the Alumni Board of Directors for Lewis & Clark Law School where she hopes to help raise money for student scholarships.
A member of the Oregon State Bar since 2001, she focuses exclusively on peaceful resolutions for families transitioning through separation or divorce. She spent several years serving on the board of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation and, is a two-time recipient (2002-2003 and 2006-2007) of the Outstanding Partner through the First Year Partnership Program with Lewis and Clark Law School for her efforts in mentoring.
One of Tonya's passions is building awareness of the Collaborative Method for divorcing families and she is proud to be a founding member and officer for Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals as well as a founding member of her local collaborative practice group, Bridges Collaborative Divorce Solutions.
In addition to building her legal expertise and dispute resolution skills, Tonya is active in community and neighborhood committees, including being a past elected board member for Oregon's largest planned community, the Forest Heights Homeowner's Association (FHHOA) during 2003-2005. Tonya is currently an elected member of the Arbor Oaks transitional homeowners Board.
Tonya's activities outside of work include being a parent to two little boys, surfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, nordic and alpine skiing, scuba diving, photography, and travel.
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I have worked with Tonya as a colleague for 7 years. She has my utmost respect. Tonya is dedicated to helping people come to peaceful and fair resolutions. She is also an excellent and experienced attorney who can give sound advice where needed. Tonya has worked tirelessly to grow the collaborative law community, selflessly helping others into the field. She is a true leader for peaceful family solutions. Dona Cullen, Mediator and Collaborative Attorney
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Tonya is an amazing attorney. She is a strong advocate not just for her clients, but also for their families; that can be really hard to find in a family law attorney. She really knows the law well and is able to communicate that to her clients, while remaining empathetic. I highly endorse her.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mentor of the Year||Lewis and Clark||2006|
|Mentor of the Year||Lewis and Clark||2002|
|President||Alexander Law Office, PC||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Marandas Perdue Marandas Alexander & Durham||2004 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Marandas & Perdue||2001 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Oregon Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Officer||2012 - Present|
|Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners||Member||2011 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2011 - Present|
|Lewis and Clark Alumni||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Arbot Oaks Homeowners Association||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2009 - Present|
|Oregon Mediation Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation||Board Member||2005 - 2010|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Jones and Jones||Through a series of problem solving meetings with the help of coaches, lawyers, and CPA, we were able to meet this family's goals and needs.|
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|www.bridgesdivorce.com||Tips for families to prepare for a peaceful and cost efficient divorce or legal separation||2015|
|Lewis and Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Portland State University||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|Wevorce Webinar||What, When, How, and Why of Collaboration||2015|
|Family Law brown bag lunch event series||Collaborative Method divorce||2014|
|Collaborative Law panel||How to generate collaborative cases||2013|
|Brown bag lunch - Lewis & Clark law||Work/ Life Balance||2011|