Tanya M. Carter
Paralegal

Tanya Carter is a paralegal in our litigation department with over 10 years of experience. She assists attorneys with many aspects of litigation including case management, discovery, trial preparation, and research. Prior to joining Maslon, she worked in insurance defense, primarily on construction defect claims. Tanya graduated with distinction from Iowa State University with a double major in communication studies and psychology and earned her paralegal certificate from the Minnesota Paralegal Institute.

Professional Activities & Memberships

Minnesota Paralegal Association
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Minnesota Association of Litigation Support Professionals
Women in eDiscovery


Selected Experience

  • In re: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Bankr. D. Minn. 2015). Lead paralegal assisting attorney selected to serve as Special Coverage Counsel to the Committee of Parish Creditors in the Archdiocese Chapter 11 Reorganization. Counsel represents over 100 parishes facing hundreds of clergy abuse claims in seeking coverage from over 30 different insurance carriers to achieve a global resolution and settlement of the claims.
  • Lead paralegal assisting counsel representing a Minnesota nonprofit organization on a pro bono basis to enforce its conservation easement rights to protect forest and natural habitat. Obtained successful outcome for client through mediation and settlement. (Minnesota State Court, Chisago County, 2015).
  • Lead paralegal assisting counsel representing a Fortune 500 international engineering, architecture, and construction firm, obtaining complete summary judgment dismissal of approximately $2 million personal injury lawsuit involving allegations of design negligence. Summary judgment order was not appealed. (Minnesota State Court, Fillmore County, 2015).
  • Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Uponor North America, Inc. et al, Case No. 19HA-CV-13-4791 (Dakota County Dist. Ct. 2013). Lead paralegal assisting counsel representing Uponor North America, Inc. in complex coverage action brought by Zurich against Uponor and its other primary insurers seeking a declaration of no coverage for liability claims brought against Uponor in class action litigation arising from alleged defects in Uponor's yellow brass plumbing fittings installed in homes and condominiums nationwide. Successfully resolved through mediation and settlement.
  • Farmers Cooperative Company v. Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. Member of the trial team for Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc., a privately held, leading agribusiness and food company in week-long bench trial in Iowa state court. Obtained complete trial victory in a breach of contract case in which plaintiff sought $7 million in damages.

Recognition

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Education
Minnesota Paralegal Institute
Paralegal Certificate, 2006
Iowa State University
B.A., with distinction, 2005
Majors: Psychology, Communication Studies
Additional Qualifications
Minnesota Certified Paralegal Program (MnCP), 2016
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