Biography

Ms. Tanaka earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Guelph in Canada, a Master’s in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, and a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. During law school she was a member of the Stetson Moot Court Board and competed internationally in Budapest and Vienna. Ms. Tanaka also earned Honorable Mention for Best Team Orals at Willem C. Vis Competition in Vienna and received the Pro Bono Service Award. Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh as an attorney, she was a law clerk for the firm. She also served as a law clerk for Gulfcoast Legal Services in St. Petersburg and for Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates in Tampa.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law  (J.D.)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University  (M.B.A.)
  • University of Guelph  (B.S.)

State Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Tanaka is a member of the Florida Bar, the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

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