Tonya joined Spengler Nathanson in August 2007. She practices primarily in the Family Law area, and she is one of very few attorneys in the Toledo area certified as a specialist in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Tonya represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorces, dissolutions, adoptions, custody matters, domestic violence, and stalking. She is a trained Guardian ad Litem and Mediator. Tonya previously worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Western Ohio for approximately 9 years, with an emphasis on representing victims of domestic violence.
In addition to her legal practice, Tonya has been very involved with the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio and has volunteered with that organization since 1983 . She is a past Board member and spent many years as the Event Chairperson of the Wine Affair, the Kidney Foundation’s largest fundraiser. Tonya also serves on the Maumee Municipal Court’s Domestic Violence task force.
• Tonya has successfully represented Appellants in the 6th District Court of Appeals, obtained favorable results in divorce/custody trials, and attained favorable results in evidentiary, custody, and child support hearings. She also has obtained Civil Protection Orders representing victims of domestic violence cases.
Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Volunteer Board Member of the Year 2007
Domestic Violence Stakeholder for the Lucas County Child Protection Team, August 2007
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Shinning Star Award for April 2007
Leadership Toledo, Award for Law Day, Best Show of the Year for 2006
Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Volunteer of the Year Award for 2004
Leadership Toledo Class of 2004
Past-Chairperson of Law Day
Ohio State Bar Association
Lucas County Bar Association, President (2016)
Toledo Bar Association Member
* Domestic Relations Committee, Secretary 2005-2007,
* Chairperson 2008-Present
* Grievance Committee
* Juvenile Court Committee
Maumee Municipal Court Domestic Violence Task Force
900 Adams Street
Toledo, OH, 43604
Lynchburg College (B.A. May, 1995)
University of Toledo (J.D. May, 1998)
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio