Tanya Dohoney

Of Counsel

Tanya Dohoney Attorney

Tanya Dohoney is Of Counsel for Varghese Summersett PLLC, bringing a unique skill set and decades of wisdom and experience to the firm. Tanya is a double board certified attorney, a designation accomplished by very few other criminal law attorneys in Texas. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law and Criminal Appeals, which means she is a specialist in both areas.

Out of more than 100,000 lawyers licensed to practice in Texas in 2017, only 834 are Board Certified in Criminal Law and only 127 are Board Certified in Criminal Appeals. Very few are double certified, putting Tanya in an elite class of lawyers. She is also AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive from their peers.

Prior to becoming an Of Counsel attorney for Varghese Summersett, Tanya spent 26 years of her legal career as a senior appellate attorney for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. She has handled countless legal issues arising from litigation, especially intoxication and vehicular-related cases. Simply put, she is at the top of the class for appellate representation. Tanya is also heavily involved in philanthropy, working with a number of organizations in the community.

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

Board Certifications

  • Criminal Law, 1992
  • Criminal Appellate Law, 2011


  • Southern Methodist University (J.D.)
  • University of Texas at Austin, (B.A. History)

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Past Positions

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Benson Varghese

Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.
Benson Varghese