Tonya L.

Tonya’s warm and friendly demeanor will put you at ease, but her legal acumen, attention to detail, and fierce advocacy will get you the results you deserve.

Ready to Fight for You

Tonya specializes in family law and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but is knowledgeable in many areas, including estate planning, wills, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability. Armed with a sharp legal mind, meticulous attention to detail, and a warm personal demeanor, she is uniquely positioned to work on your behalf.

She is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, where she ranked in the top fifteen percent of her class, wrote for the International Comparative Law Journal, tutored in Constitutional Law, and served as the president of the J. Rueben Clark Law Society. As part of her degree, she worked as a legal extern in Washington D.C. for Senator Deb Fischer. She also studied International Criminal Law in Germany and the Netherlands.

Prior to completing her Juris Doctorate, Tonya earned a bachelor’s degree in marriage, family, and human development from Brigham Young University, where she studied the intersection of families and the law, the mechanisms of family relationships, and various therapy models.

A native of southern Nevada, Tonya enjoys time with family and friends, films, sports, and traveling.


  • Member of the Utah State Bar
  • Judicial clerk for the 11th Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, J.D.; graduated cum laude
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, B.S. Marriage, Family, and Human Development

Areas of Practice


Divorces, child support and custody, alimony and asset division, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, domestic restraining orders, and more


Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy


Wills, guardianships and conservatorships, trusts, power of attorney, probate, and more

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45 E. Vine St.
Murray, UT 84107

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