Tania Sethi
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Tania Sethi

As a litigator, Tania Sethi handles a wide range of complex commercial cases, ranging from multi-faceted contract disputes to business disputes to technical construction and surety claims to considerable tort claims, including FELA and FRSA claims against Class I and Class IV railroad companies and survival and wrongful death claims against nursing homes.

As a litigator, Tania Sethi handles a wide range of complex commercial cases, including multi-faceted contract disputes, business disputes, trade secrets violations, technical construction and surety claims, transportation defense claims, and survival and wrongful death claims.

At the outset of all her cases, Tania weighs whether an action will be worth her clients’ time, money, and resources and plots the most efficient way to get them the outcome that works best for them. As a result, Tania zealously resolves cases in favor of her clients both at trial advocating before judges and juries in state courts, federal courts, and bankruptcy courts across the country and pre-trial through summary judgment and settlement. Additionally, as a certified mediator, Tania is able to quickly key into the needs of other mediators as well as arbitrators, arbitration panels, and administrative law judges to successfully represent her clients.

Outside of the office, Tania serves as a board member for Mental Health America of Greater Dallas. She also serves as a board member and chief executive officer for The Sigma Sigma Rho Foundation, Inc. for which she spearheaded the corporate base, drafted the bylaws, and secured 501(c)(3) status.

Significant Matters

  • Settlement of indemnity claim brought against indemnitors for defaulting on a certain surety bond before the 419th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas (2021)
  • Settlement of payment bond claims and performance bond claims on behalf of sureties before the American Arbitration Association (2020)
  • Dismissal of an alleged discrimination case brought by a former employee pursuant to the Federal Railroad Safety Act (“FRSA”), 49 U.S.C. § 20109(a)(4), before the United States Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges (2019)
  • Grant of Motion for Summary Judgment in an alleged carcinogen exposure case brought by a former employee pursuant to the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. § 51 et seq., before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2018)
  • Grant of Lone Pine order in an alleged carcinogen exposure case brought by a former employee pursuant to the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. § 51 et seq., before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2018)
  • Defense verdict in an alleged injury case brought by a former employee pursuant to the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. § 51 et seq., before the 352nd Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas (2018)
  • Dismissal of an alleged discrimination case brought by a former employee pursuant to the Federal Railroad Safety Act (“FRSA”), 49 U.S.C. § 20109(a)(4), before the United States Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges (2018)
  • Settlement of survival action filed against a nursing home facility before the 298th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas

Areas of Focus

Education

Education

  • Baylor Law School (J.D., 2017)
    • Pro Bono and Public Service Program Bronze Level Award, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Dean’s List, Fall 2014, Spring 2016
    • Franklin Jones, Jr. Inn of Court Scholarship, 2016
    • Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court, 2015
    • Diversity in Law Secretary, 2015
    • American Constitution Society President, 2015
  • University of Texas at Dallas (B.A., Political Science, 2014)
    • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Standing Award, 2012, 2013
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, 2012

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2017
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Texas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Texas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Western District, Texas, 2018
  • Certified Mediator, 2020

Leadership

  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association Membership Committee Member
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Pro Bono Attorney
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association Community Service Committee Member
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association Lawyers Promoting Diversity Committee Member
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association Trial Skills Bootcamp Committee Member
  • Dallas Bar Association Law in Schools Committee Member
  • Dallas Bar Association Publications Committee Member
  • American Bar Association TIPS International Law Technology Vice Chair
  • Mental Health America of Greater Dallas Board Member
  • Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • The Sigma Sigma Rho Foundation, Inc. Board Member
  • The Sigma Sigma Rho Foundation, Inc. Chief Executive Officer
  • The Sigma Sigma Rho Foundation, Inc. Chief Operating Officer (2020-2022)
  • Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. Chief Executive Officer (2017-2019)
  • Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. Chief Financial Officer (2019)

Recognition

  • Baylor Law School, Pro Bono and Public Service Program Bronze Level Award (2015, 2016, and 2017)

Speeches/Publications

  • The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, Ethical Implications Arising from a General Indemnity Agreement, 2021

Outside of Work

Tania enjoys traveling, cooking different cuisines from around the globe, reading mystery, philosophy, psychology, and sociology books off her “must-read” list, and spending time with her three dogs—Scooby, Cosmo, and Luna.