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Tanya M. Salman



Tanya defends companies in state and federal litigation involving commercial breach of contract, business tort disputes, real estate matters, and trademarks. She also has experience in public contracts and bid protests.

Tanya has significant experience in cases involving the Consumer Telephone Protection Act (TCPA), and often advises clients on TCPA compliance issues.

While in law school, Tanya served as a student attorney for the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office and for the Wisconsin Innocence Project. During college, Tanya was a student intern and investigator for the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office.


Recent representations include:

  • Assisted an international client settle a $6 million breach of contract/fraud case
  • Assisted a banking-industry client settle a $200K TCPA case
  • Representing a client in the transportation and mining industry in a $2 million breach of contract litigation
  • Assisted a health insurance company through summary judgment in a large trademark dispute
  • Represented individuals in the mining industry in $2 million breach of contract/tortuous interference litigation
  • Helped a private college reach a settlement in a $120K personal injury litigation
  • Successfully represented a client in the agricultural field in a multi-million dollar dispute involving vested rights and a Writ of Mandamus, winning on summary judgment and appeal
  • Successfully represented a merchandiser in a trademark opposition dispute, winning after submitting trial brief with the TTAB
  • Successfully represented an insurance company in an adversary proceeding, winning on summary judgment
  • Assisted a large waterpark/resort in reaching a settlement in a trademark dispute
  • Represented a client through settlement in a state bid protest, from the administrative level to the circuit court 
  • Successfully represented a state agency in a financial consumer protection action, winning on a motion to dismiss and appeal

Honors & Recognitions

  • Wisconsin “Rising Stars” list, Super Lawyers, 2016-2017

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Women Lawyers
  • Board Member, Ellevate




Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Madison Public Library Foundation
  • Board Member, Opera for the Young
  • Board Member, Ellevate
  • Member, United Way Women's Leadership Council and Rosenberry Society
  • Coach, Girls on the Run
  • Volunteer Attorney, Student Expulsion Prevention Project
  • Member, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
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