Tanner is a graduate of Ursuline Academy here in Dallas. After graduation, she left Texas for New York City. There she graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in International Political Economy and Peace and Justice Studies. She then moved from the big city to Lubbock, Texas to work towards her J.D. degree at Texas Tech. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 2013 and promptly joined her family at The Hartnett Law Firm. She has also been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and received certification to serve as a mediator.
In law school, Tanner was an editor for the Texas Bank Lawyer journal. She also participated in, and won, three moot court competitions: West Virginia Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition (National Champions), Texas Young Lawyers Association’s Moot Court competition (State Champions), and Tom Hall Advanced Moot Court competition. Notably, Tanner was recognized as the Best Oralist in each of the final rounds.
Currently, Tanner is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She also enjoys giving back to the community through volunteering to take on cases through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Additionally, she is the attorney coach for Ursuline’s mock trial team.
She was named a Rising Star in Estate and Trust Litigation in 2019 and 2020, by Thomson Reuters. She was also named the 2016 Outstanding Small Firm Attorney by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.
Outside of the office, Tanner is involved with Hope Day School (school board chair) and Young Community Partners of Dallas (president). She and her husband, Braden, enjoy spending time with their kids and are avid Dallas sports fans.