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Tonya J. Rogers

Fax: 330-499-6423

Tonya Rogers has a varied practice with a range of clients in civil litigation, employment matters, and business development across northeast Ohio in both state and federal court. Tonya’s primary focus is in representing a variety of political subdivisions in state and federal litigation, administrative litigation, employment matters, and contract issues. As part of her practice, Tonya is active in land use and land development cases which cover an array of issues including zoning, eminent domain and annexation. Tonya counsels her clients through every stage of the litigation or administrative proceeding all over Ohio. Tonya is known for being efficient, respectful, and courteous to all colleagues, judges, and officials. She is dedicated to getting the best outcome for her client and believes in being creative and working together to find best solutions.

Tonya was born in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in west Michigan. She attended Malone University and graduated with honors (magna cum laude) with a degree in history and political science before attending the University of Akron School of Law. She graduated from law school with honors (magna cum laude), served as the Executive Editor for Akron Law Review, and received the CALI Excellence Awards for the highest grade in Civil Procedure, Administration of Criminal Justice, and Legal Drafting. She is a member of the Stark County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

When not working, Tonya enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, board games, reading, and too many book clubs. She is trying to visit as many National Parks as possible and spends as much time traveling as her schedule will allow. Tonya is actively involved in her community, serving on the Canton YWCA Board, the Stark County Board Association, volunteering with Legal Aid clinics, as well as volunteering with voter registration and voter education drives.

Areas of Practice
  • Civil litigation
  • Public Sector law
  • Land Use law
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Employment law
  • Business planning and litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2013
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2016
Education
  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • Malone University, Canton, Ohio, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association
In the Community
  • Ohio and Stark County Township Association, Member (2019-present
  • Canton YWCA, Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Stark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee (2013-2020)
  • Stark County Bar Association, Grievance Committee (2020-present)
  • Compass Rape Crisis Center, volunteer (2015-2018)

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