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Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • International Human Rights

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014
  • New York, 2016


  • University of California Law School
    • J.D. - 2013
  • University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Honors: College Honors
    • Honors: Departmental Honors in Political Science
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: International Development Studies

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Dena Hanovice Palermo, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas - Judicial Law Clerk (2018-2019)
  • Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, Associate Attorney (2016-2017)
  • Equality Now, Program Officer & UCLA Public Service Law Fellow (2013-2016)
Tanya Sukhija-Cohen
  • Attorney


Pasadena, CA





Tanya Sukhija-Cohen joined Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP in 2019. She specializes in civil rights, employment, and international human rights law. 
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sukhija-Cohen clerked for the Honorable Dena Hanovice Palermo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Ms. Sukhija-Cohen previously worked as a civil rights attorney at the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo on cases involving police excessive force, prisoner rights, and wrongful convictions. She also worked as a human rights attorney at Equality Now in New York and Kenya. There she represented victims of gender-based violence in impact litigation cases before international human rights tribunals including the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She also engaged in policy advocacy to end violence against women and girls and improve their access to justice in over 40 countries around the world.
During law school, Ms. Sukhija-Cohen worked with the U.S. Department of State monitoring cases involving war crimes and crimes against humanity in The Hague, non-profits in both California and South Africa aimed at ending gender-based violence, and another prominent civil rights law firm in California on cases involving torture and other international human rights violations. 
She obtained both her B.A. and J.D. from UCLA.


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