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Tonya Gibbs Penn

Business Attorney at Fredericksburg, VA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Tonya Gibbs Penn, TNG Legal, PLC

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 13 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
    Virginia - VA Licensed
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State VA
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tonya

Learn Tonya’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    18%
    Provide assistance to small businesses on contracts, civil matters, some employment matters, advisory services, government contracts, NDAs, lease agreements and more

    12 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    15%

  3. Limited liability company (LLC)
    15%

    12 years

  4. Estate planning
    10%

  5. Trusts
    10%

  6. Wills and living wills
    10%

  7. Child custody
    5%

    12 years

  8. Divorce and separation
    5%

    12 years

  9. Family
    5%
    Handle contested and uncontested divorces, child custody, child support, visitation, protective orders, modification of existing orders, limited scope services and more

    12 years

  10. Power of attorney
    5%

    12 years

  11. Government contracts
    1%

    7 years

  12. Real estate
    1%

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Welcome! I am honored that you decided to find out more about me. I am passionate about what I do & enjoy helping people. My goal is to protect your interest & to provide you with objective, legal advice so that you can make sound decisions. I will handle your case with the respect, the integrity, and the care you deserve.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2018,2015
Client's Choice
2020 2018 2015

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Location

TNG Legal, PLC
1320 Central Park Blvd. Ste. 200
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
In my legals struggles I was struggling to find good solid honest legal representation. Ms. Gibbs has been all of these things. There is no better attorney out there in my opinion. Ms. Gibbs has is an excellent attorney that is being fully led by her love of Christ and passion to help others. She has not only helped me navigate the hardest parts of my life, places I truly never thought I could survive, but encouraged me in my faith walk. We have prayed over my situation and I believe that I am seeing divine intervention and blessings everyday. She knows the law and is effective in the court room. She has worked exhaustively on my case and never stopped trying to help me and my situation. She has worked with me while my financial resources have been strapped. I would recommend her to EVERYONE who has a need.
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Posted by Paul | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing professional
Tonya was extremely helpful in our situation. She communicated frequently and clearly throughout our encounter and was extremely friendly and kind. She understood our unusual family circumstance and was very accomodating to our needs. We had tied to work with another attorney in the area who was far less interested in our needs and issue and more concerned about billing and fees. Tonya was more concerned about us and her fees were extremely reasonable for the level of service and support we received
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Posted by MA Shalom | February 22, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever!!!
I love TNG Legal, and Tonya!!! Thank you so much for always being the best at what you do, and being the Legal Counselor to the Financial Counselor. SMILE!!!
Posted by Susan | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the Business
Tonya Gibbs Penn is the exception, not the rule. Not only did she have tremendous compassion with our case, but she also proved to be a brilliant attorney who demonstrates a true interest in her clients and their cases. We live in Nashville and wanted someone to represent us who would really care about our case. Trust was an important factor because our case was in Virginia and we’re in Tennessee, about ten hours from court. Ms. Penn not only made sure that we understood the specifics of our current case, but she also explained what we would need to expect going forward. She never ignored any communication or kept us guessing. She was forthright and highly responsive. More importantly, no one else would’ve been so willing to peel back the layers of the case and ask the questions that she asked in order to get the best information to help us better prepare for the future. As we look to 2021, we hope to return to Tonya Gibbs Penn for family law representation and know that if we have her on our side, we’ll be able to enter court with the assurance that she will be fighting for us the whole way. If there’s ever been a God-send in a legal battle, Ms. Penn was and is a true blessing to our family. Even now, a day later, we’re still talking about how lucky we were to find her. I highly recommend Tonya Gibbs Penn to everyone out there who needs a Virginia lawyer. She far exceeded any and all expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Anthony (Lawyer) ever
Ms. Gibbs is an incredible attorney. I can recommend her to anyone that need a good lawyer. I cannot thank her enough only God will thank her for me. My case was very difficult but she did everything to win it. Mr Gibbs thank you for all what you did for my case. She is the best Lawyar I have ever met. I will always recommend her to anyone that needs one.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT!
Attorney Penn provided excellent service! She was very quick to answer all my questions, comments, and concerns. If i were to rate her id give her a 20/10. I definitely will be using her services again.
Posted by Monia | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
Great and professional lawyer, she helped me with all my issues and she gave me a lot of support. I strongly recommend her.
Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
They have handle our contract and proposal. Thier service and response is excellent.
Posted by Mary | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
I can't say enough good things about Ms. Penn. At our initial consultation and throughout the settlement process, she made me feel like she cared about me. While I know I was not her only client, the attention and concern she showed made me feel like I was! She got me a settlement that was far more than I ever expected and it's because she was so committed to me as her client. If I ever need the services of a lawyer again, I will 100% be calling Tonya Gibbs Penn.
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Posted by Vernaye | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
If you are looking for exceptional representation Tonya Gibbs is the best in the business. She handled our case and far exceeded our expectations. The staff are very caring and compassionate as well. Kudos to Zack. He communicated with us regularly. His professionalism is second to none. I wish I could give Ms Gibbs and her staff 10 stars out of 5.
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Posted by Amy | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Ms. Gibbs and her office have been. I needed a very specific custody modification to ensure the safety of my son. So in my world it meant everything to not only have help with this but to also have it done as quickly as possible. Ms. Gibbs stayed in constant communication with me and helped me feel at ease. She also was able to secure the needs I requested in my modification. I would HIGHLY recommend her for your legal needs and if needed in the future she will be the attorney I call.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My experience
Mrs. Gibbs, is a very professional, reliable Lawyer. I found her very mature and dependable , I recommend her strongly!
Posted by Fronia | September 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PDG-Professional, Determined and most of all God Fearing
Ms. Gibbs was just what I needed. Upon our first meeting she had our names in lights in her marquee in her office. Very touching. She was on point. She gave us advise and always steered us in the right direction. She was tough when she needed to be without being too much. Above anything and everything she was a true Christian, a God Fearing woman. We had prayer in her office, in the courthouse and once even on the sidewalk before entering the building. That eased so much of the anxiety that my grandson was having in this case. Her staff was always professional and courteous. She was very accommodating because we had to travel over 1,000 miles each time for court, 4 times. She still made time to meet with us prior to going to court. She worked with us on payment options and even with times to meet and discuss the case with her. She was firm but fair. I would recommend her to EVERYONE who has a need. She kept us informed of the case and also kept us informed on what we needed to do. Again, we were 1,000 miles apart and in a different time zone. She rose to the challenge and we came out victorious. I thank her, and I thank God for sending her our way. I pray that God continues to bless her with health, happiness and prosperity. Thank you Avvo for providing true representation of your clients.
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Posted by Charles M. Herbek | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Contract and Fraudulent Claims Rebuttal
I contracted with Ms. Gibbs to construct the basic contract between my company Learning Fields, LLC and all clients. After a detailed review of my business processes and expectation, Ms. Gibbs produced a comprehensive and detailed contract that I have used with my clients. I felt absolutely secure in my legal protections and commitments to my clients with the contract document Ms. Gibbs produced. Her attention to detail and specificity in the language were superb. Additionally, when I was fraudulently threatened by a previous vendor, in violation of the law, Ms. Gibbs researched the statutes and legal precedents and produced a counter-reply to the vendor clearly explaining their illegal attempt to threaten me, causing them to withdraw their claim and never be heard from again. Through, professional, methodical and well versed in all aspects of the laws directly related to my case and those tangental but relevant, Ms. Gibbs would be my choice of an attorney again.
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Posted by Paul | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great small business lawyer
She was very helpful in the formation of my start up business. Helped me through protracted negotiations of a complicated lease.
Posted by Bunny | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Non Profit Set Up
Ms. Gibbs was able to support our non profit completely with by laws, articles of incorporation and our tax status documents in a matter of weeks. It was so quick that even our accountant mentioned how impressed she was by all of the support. She was thorough and exceeded all of our board member's expectations.
Posted by Michelle | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Court Hero!
Ms. Gibbs was an awesome person from our initial consult. She took her time in asking questions and my desired outcome of my case. She advised me of my options and the different scenarios that may arise during the hearing. When going to our trial for custody and visitation, I was prepared for any ruling that would occur. Ms. Gibbs was over prepared, professional and detailed. I appreciated her being personable and treating me as an individual. She exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Ms. Gibbs, I now have Joint Legal Custody and Visitation of my niece and nephew, whom I had not seen in almost 9 months! I highly recommend Ms. Gibbs to any and everyone. She is my first choice for my family's legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Tonya is a very knowledgable attorney and provides the very best legal advice. When she tells you she is going to do something or follow up she does. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Posted by Audie | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Executive Director
Trustworthy, Highly Competent, & Personable Was first introduced to Tonya at a business seminar. Was impressed with her ability to interpret legal jargon into layman’s terms. Contacted her six months later and she remembered my name/situation. Hired Tonya to help with protecting my company’s intellectual property, non-disclosure agreement, and teaming agreement with a top 10 U.S. Defense contracting corporation. She ran circles around the companies legal department, protected my company as if it was her own. I will use Tonya and the TNG legal team for all future legal matters.
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Posted by Jen | July 22, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Tonya Gibbs is an outstanding attorney with amazing integrity. Clear and constant focus on clients needs, clearly going above and beyond, and staying focused on each individual case to insure it is handled both professionally and to the standards in which each client expects and deserves.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • TNG Legal, PLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk/Associate Attorney
  • Solo Law Practice
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Rappahannock Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Human Resources Tech (Employee Relations)
  • Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Human Resources (Staffing, Recruit, Plc.&Employee Relations)
  • Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Human Resources (Staffing, Recruitment & Placement)
  • Defense Commissary Agency
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • University of The District of Columbia - The David A. Clarke School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 3rd Party Custody/Visitation
  • Visitation and joint legal custody awarded to client
  • IRS Offer in Compromise
  • OIC approved for original amount offered
  • Debt Negotiations/Settlement
  • Negotiated a settlement of less than $6,000.00.
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Associations

  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Fredericksburg chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Louisa Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassador
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Unsung Hero
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Maranatha Contracting Summer Executive Business Series
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements and Other Business Contracts
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A professional, straight shooter who is dedicated and passionately fights for her clients. Tonya's experience and wisdom really shows in her exceptional legal practice. A results-driven, great lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"If you are looking for an attorney, then look no further than Ms. Gibbs. It's evident when speaking with her that she genuinely enjoys what she does. She will go above and beyond to advocate the needs of her clients. She has my full endorsement."
Business Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Gibbs is a superlative attorney always going the extra mile! I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Gibbs years ago when we were opposing counsel. Her professionalism, quality work product, and attention to detail resolutely stood out from the rest of attorneys with whom I regularly interact. I can attest that Ms. Gibbs truly cares about her clients and takes pride in providing stellar client service with a personal touch. Without reservation, I highly recommend Attorney Gibbs to any business or individual seeking top notch legal counsel!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Gibbs is an intelligent, zealous and dedicated attorney. Her representation of her clients is unmatched."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tonya and I have had mutual clients and handled cases together. She never stops working for the results she wants. She treats her clients like family, so I always have great confidence sending people her way."