Tanya has been actively involved with the WBA since 2012. She is currently the Director of Career Services & Outreach at Detroit Mercy Law, where she also serves as the advisor for the Women’s Law Caucus. She previously practiced law at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in the professional liability defense group, representing attorneys, real estate salespeople, and other professionals. Tanya is also active in the Oakland County Bar Association and the Northville Democratic Club. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2003 and her law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State Law School in 2007, where she served as a member of the Student Board of Governors and was an assistant editor for the Wayne Law Review. When she is not working, Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and is an avid University of Michigan sports fan.
Erin Morgan Klug
Immediate Past President
Erin Morgan Klug is a patent attorney at Varnum’s Novi office where she practices in the field of intellectual property. She focuses her practice on all aspects of IP including patent procurement, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and IP litigation and represents a wide range of clients ranging from auto suppliers to solo entrepreneurs. Ms. Klug earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH and her B.S. of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Erin is a Director at Large of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, a member of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court. She is an advisor for entrepreneurs with the ACTiVATE program of Inforum and for the Central Michigan University Research Corporation. Erin was recently named a 2015 Top Lawyer in the field of IP by Michigan Top Lawyers and is a member of the Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 class of 2016.
Erin is an associate attorney at Kelly & Kelly, P.C. where her practice focuses on all aspects of Family Law including divorce, paternity, and child custody and support.
Erin graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team, and served as an executive board member of the Moot Court Board, and the Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers. During law school, Erin interned for the Honorable Kathryn A. Viviano, volunteered with Common Ground, and was a student attorney with the Family Law Assistance Project.
Erin is a member of the State Bar of Michigan; State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section; and the Oakland County Bar Association’s New Lawyers Section. She is the Recording Secretary for the Women’s Bar Association of the Oakland Region, and the Vice President of the Northville Kiwanis Club.
Katherine Pacynski is a patent attorney at The Dobrusin Law Firm, an Intellectual Property firm located in Pontiac, Michigan. Her practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, filed in the U.S. and internationally, with a number of clients involved in the chemical arts and the automotive industry. Ms. Pacynski graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering, and she was also a member of the varsity cheerleading team while at U of M. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, where she served as a Managing Editor of the Michigan State Law Review. Ms. Pacynski is currently the Recording Secretary of the Women’s Bar Association and is also an active member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court.
Kristina is a Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduate and practices family law with Findling Law, P.L.C. in Royal Oak. She obtained her LL.M. in Criminal Law and Advocacy in January 2016. Passionate about education, Kristina has assisted with teaching multiple classes at Cooley and has been a guest lecturer at Oakland Community College. Currently, she teaches the Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation class for the Summer Skills Academy at the Cooley Auburn Hills campus. In addition to serving on the WBA Board, she serves on the Executive Council for the Young Lawyers Section for the State of Michigan, WLAM Domestic Violence and Gender Equity Boards, ABA Law Student Outreach Team, Oakland County Inns of Court, and volunteers regularly for various mock trial events.