Tanya Alm

Alm, TanyaTanya Alm earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law, where she served as President of the Women’s Law Caucus and was an active committee member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association when the national NAPABA convention was hosted in Philadelphia. At the Rutgers’ graduation ceremony, Tanya received awards of recognition for valuable pro bono services to the Rutgers Bankruptcy Clinic, Mediation Program (certified mediator in New Jersey), and the Domestic Violence Clinic. Also during her time at Rutgers, Tanya interned for the Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the District of New Jersey, the Honorable Judith Wizmur. Upon graduation, Tanya clerked for judges in the family and juvenile courts in both New Jersey and Nevada.

Deciding to settle down in the Midwest and to be close to her relatives in Columbia, Tanya moved from Reno, NV, to Jefferson City, MO. In 2011, Tanya gained litigation experience working at the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) practicing administrative law and utility regulation before the Commission. Working at the PSC as Staff Counsel, Tanya was an opening speaker for the Public Service Commission's Renewable Energy Rules workshop in April 2012. Additionally, Tanya served as Chair for the Legislative Review Subcommittee of the MoBar Administrative Law Committee and she is an active member of the American Bar Association, serving as Vice Chair of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Governance Committee as well as being appointed this year by the incoming Chair to serve as SEER’s Vice Chair of Membership.

Tanya Alm’s leadership and professionalism were recognized by her professional colleagues, and Tanya was selected as one of 11 new attorneys from across the state to participate in the MoBar Leadership Academy’s class of 2012-2013. The MoBar Leadership Academy fosters the development of future leaders through a special leadership training program that promotes diversity by recruiting outstanding young leaders from under-represented areas in order to broaden and strengthen The Missouri Bar.

At the conclusion of the training year in the Leadership Academy, Tanya has committed to working with the Commercial Law Committee and Minority Issues Committee as part of her 2-year leadership commitment to continue to serve MoBar. This year so far, Tanya has been involved with legislative review projects and updating publications for the Commercial Law Committee. Also, this past summer,Tanya was actively involved in the planning of this year’s two-day Diversity Summit and CLE programs.

In her spare time, Tanya is an Associate Member of the Elwood L. Thomas Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Annually, Tanya volunteers her time to serve as a judge for MU’s Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions, as well as volunteering to be a judge for local high school speech and debate competitions. This year Tanya is the attorney coach for Helias High School as part of the regional and state high schools’ mock trial competitions.

Tanya Alm sits on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Missouri State Museum.