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Tania Sethi represents clients in litigation and transactional matters with an emphasis on surety and complex construction disputes.

Tania represents individuals and business entities in both litigation and transactional matters. Although Tania handles a variety of legal issues, the primary focus of her practice is on surety and general construction claims. She has successfully resolved multifaceted payment bond claims, performance bond claims, and other commercial claims on behalf of her surety clients. Additionally, when her surety clients incur a loss in connection with a bond claim, financial assistance agreement, repayment agreement, settlement agreement, or otherwise, Tania has significant experience zealously pursuing the surety’s indemnification rights in and out of the courtroom.

In addition to effectively advocating for her surety clients, Tania regularly handles complex construction and contract disputes for project owners, general contractors, and subcontractors on public and private projects. Her construction practice encompasses a large span of issues arising out of construction defects, design defects, critical and non-critical path delays, termination of contractors, supplementation and completion of work, and other project-related issues.

Tania has successfully advocated for and defended her clients in state courts, federal courts, and bankruptcy courts across the country, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Michigan, and Missouri. In addition to jury trials, Tania has experience litigating cases before administrative law judges and arbitration panels, as well as handling appeals. That said, she has also had significant achievements resolving cases in favor of her clients at summary judgment and through favorable settlement short of trial. Her accomplishments can be credited in large part to her proactively formulating tailored, detailed, and tactical strategies to achieve resolutions that are in the best interest of her clients.

While her focus is on complex surety and construction-related disputes, Tania also has diverse experience representing clients in other areas of the law. For instance, she has experience defending class one and class four railroad companies against FELA and FRSA claims, defending corporate clients against large tort claims, and representing businesses with formation and restructuring needs.

Tania also served as a pro bono clerk for the Collin County District Attorney’s Office in the Felony Division and in the Crimes Against Children Division and a pro bono clerk for the Innocence Project. She is a three-time recipient of the Pro Bono and Public Service Program Bronze Level Award from Baylor University School of Law. In addition, Tania now serves as a Board of Director for a non-profit organization, The Sigma Sigma Rho Foundation, Inc., aimed at furthering educational and professional goals of diverse women and promoting their engagement in charitable endeavors.

Education

B.A., The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, 2014
J.D., Baylor Law School, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2017

Recognitions

Three-time recipient of the Pro Bono and Public Service Program Bronze Level Award from Baylor University School of Law

Memberships

South Asian Bar Association of Dallas/Fort-Worth

Tarrant County Bar Association

Collin County District Attorney’s Office, Felony Division, Former Pro Bono Clerk

Crimes Against Children Division, Innocence Project, Former Pro Bono Clerk

Languages

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

State Bar Licenses

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas