Tanya Woods

Staff Attorney
Tanya Woods

Tanya Woods, Esq. is the principal of her own solo practice and the Executive Director of the Westside Justice Center, a non-profit, holistic legal aid clinic which serves the communities on the west side of Chicago. She is a member of several national, state and local bar associations including The American Immigration Lawyers Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, and The Chicago Bar Association. She also volunteers her time as a mediator in the some of the most underserved courtrooms in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Her most important role to date is that of mother of two young adults: daughter Kyra, a Peace Corps alumna and social and environmental engineer; and son Cameron, an African/African-American Studies and Film major at Stanford University.

Contact: tanya (at) first-defense .org

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