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Tanya Sue Dohoney

Tanya Sue Dohoney

30+ Years Experience, Dual-Certified in Criminal Law & Criminal Appeals,
  • Criminal Law
  • Texas
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Tanya Dohoney is Of Counsel for Varghese Summersett PLLC, bringing a unique skill set and decades of wisdom and experience to the firm. Tanya is a dual board certified attorney, a designation accomplished by very few other criminal law attorneys in Texas. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law and Criminal Appeals, which means she is a specialist in both areas.

Prior to becoming an Of Counsel attorney for Varghese Summersett, Tanya spent 26 years of her legal career as a senior appellate attorney for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. She has handled countless legal issues arising from litigation, especially intoxication and vehicular-related cases. Simply put, she is at the top of the class for appellate representation. Tanya is also heavily involved in philanthropy, working with a number of organizations in the community.

Practice Area
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Criminal Appellate Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
Professional Experience
Senior Appellate Attorney
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Chief Appellate Attorney and Felony Prosecutor
McLennan County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Regional Police Academy Instructor
McClennan County Junior College
Law Clerk for Staff Attorneys’ Office
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
University of Texas - Austin
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Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 02760900
- Current
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Articles & Publications
As the Judges Saw It
The Texas Prosecutor
Bail Pending Appeal
TDCAA State's Appellate Manual
Preservation of Error
TDCAA State's Appellate Manual
Bond Pending Appellate
Texas Criminal Appellate Manual
Speaking Engagements
Preservation of Error, TDCAA State's Appellate Advocacy Seminar
Criminal Law
Texas State Bar
Criminal Appeals
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Varghese Summersett PLLC
Versus Texas Blog
Contact & Map
300 Throckmorton St.
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Telephone: (817) 203-2220