Tanesha Walls Blye is a passionate litigator who fearlessly advocates for the rights of many. She focuses her attention on labor and employment law matters, including but not limited to allegations of unlawful termination of employment, discrimination, retaliation, and claims for wages. Mrs. Blye’s vast experience has also encompassed the representation of clients in commercial litigation, including claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with business relationships, fraud, and deceptive and unfair trade practices.
Prior to joining Saenz & Anderson, Mrs. Blye owned and operated her own business which focused on the investigation of employment discrimination claims filed by government employees; practiced as an Associate Attorney at Mavrick Law Firm and Stevens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman and Puya, P.A.; and was an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office. As a zealous advocate, Mrs. Blye has tried over a dozen jury trials, and successfully resolved hundreds of cases on her clients’ behalf through settlement negotiations, motion practice, mediation and arbitration.
Mrs. Blye freely declares her love for litigation. As an undergraduate student at Howard University, Mrs. Blye was a key member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mock Trial and Debate Team, a champion team of the American Mock Trial Association annual competition. As a law student, Mrs. Blye dedicated her time to assisting and teaching civil rights law to juvenile males incarcerated as adults at the Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Facility. She was an executive board member of the National Lawyer’s Guild and Co-Director of the Juvenile Legal Rights Clinic. Since her graduation from the University of Miami, School of Law in year 2003, Mrs. Blye has represented clients from a wide range of industries, including but not limited to law, healthcare, technology, construction, transportation, energy, financial services, aeronautics, building services, real estate, manufacturing, and insurance.
Mrs. Blye is also an educator, who has shared her knowledge as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, undergraduate and graduate colleges in Northern California, and Florida Memorial University in Miami, Florida. She has taught Business Law and Mock Trial and Debate courses.
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, 2003
Howard University, Coral Gables, Florida, Cum Laude, 2000
Major: Human Communication Studies, with a Concentration in Legal Communications. Minor: Business Administration
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- State Bar of Florida, 2004
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2004
Ilona M. Demenina, Genetically Modified Foods in the International Arena: Trade Conflicts, Labeling Controversy, and the Importance of Informed Consumer Choice, 2 Int’l Law & Mgmt. Rev. 311 (2006).
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Dean’s Academic Scholarship, University of Miami, School of Law, 2000-2003
- Litigation Skills Scholarship recipient, Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A., 2002-2003
- Semi-finalist, Moot Court Board Negotiation Competition, 2002
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Mock Trial and Debate Team Talent Scholarship, 1997 – 2000
- Annenberg Honor Society, 1997 – 2000
- Dean’s Academic Scholarship, Howard University, 1996 – 2000
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- National Employment Lawyers Association