Tanya Y. Shah

Shah, Tanya

Associate Morristown, NJ

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Tanya Shah is an associate of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. She is an experienced litigator who handles high exposure cases from pleadings to trial.

Prior to joining Porzio, Tanya served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Brooklyn Tort Division of the New York City Law Department. There she defended the City of New York in civil actions arising out of alleged false arrest and excessive force cases, civil rights violations, premises liability, trip/slip and fall accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. 

Prior Relevant Experience
  • New York City Law Department - Tort Division, Brooklyn, NY, Assistant Corporation Counsel, Brooklyn Tort Division, August 2014 - August 2017.
  • Trief & Olk, New York, NY, Law Clerk/Summer Associate, December 2012 - December 2013.
  • Hon. Paul J. Vichness, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, Judicial Extern, Fall 2012.
  • Office of the Attorney General - Division of Law, Newark, NJ, Department of Consumer Affairs Counseling Intern, Summer 2012.
  • Co-Secretary, South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey
  • DRI: Women in the Law 
  • "Using New Jersey Court Rules to Your Advantage: Admission Hurdles for Expert Testimony," National Business Institute, Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 2018.
  • "DRI Product Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium: New Jersey," October 2, 2017.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Playing By The Rules: Using Procedural Requirements to Gain a Tactical Advantage—Lobbying the Gatekeeper: Leveraging Efficiency to Promote Judicial Economy in Mass Torts," Pasadena, California, March 26, 2019.
  • "The Importance of Mental Health in the South Asian Community," South Asian Bar Association, Morristown, New Jersey, April 23, 2019.
  • "Damages in Personal Injury: Negotiating and Litigating the Damages: Defense Perspective," National Business Institute, Newark, New Jersey, April 30, 2019.
Honors and Awards
  • Agent of Change Award, Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Newark, New Jersey, February 1, 2019. 


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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey



Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, J.D., 2014

  • President, South Asian Law Student Association
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and English, 2011

  • Dean’s List 
  • Academic Excellence Award 
  • The Alan H. Grossman Annual Scholarship
  • School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Award 
  • Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society


  • Gujarati

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146