Tania M. L. Saylor, ESQ.

Tania M. L. Saylor, ESQ.

Partner

Contacts

(703) 225-3620
Education
  • The George Washington University School of Law, J.D. 2003
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1999
Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Tania M. L. Saylor is a founding partner of Peterson Saylor, PLC. Throughout her legal career Tania has been a trial attorney handling cases from the commencement of litigation through verdict, judgment or settlement. While Tania currently focuses her practice on trusts and estates litigation and contested guardianship and conservatorship matters, she has significant experience in general civil litigation matters.  

Tania began her legal career as in-house counsel for State Farm Mutual Insurance Company where she maintained an extensive and highly active caseload defending personal injury and property damage claims. Her time as in-house counsel afforded her the opportunity to try numerous bench trials in the General District Courts and several jury trials in the Circuit Courts of Northern Virginia. Following her time with State Farm, Tania worked at a national law firm listed in the “Top 50” by the National Law Journal. While there she continued to defend personal injury claims, but expanded her practice to include complex litigation and the defense of professional liability claims.  

As a trial attorney Tania understands the importance of building relationships in the legal community, and as a result she maintains memberships with the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association. Tania also has been actively involved with the Fairfax Bar Association throughout her legal career. More specifically, Tania served on the Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers’ Section from 2007 through 2009, the Membership Committee from 2011 through 2012, and she currently serves on the Fairfax Bar Association Circuit Court Committee.  

Tania also dedicates time to fostering relationships between the legal community and the community at large by volunteering with the Fairfax Law Foundation on law related education programs and serving as a conciliator. As time permits, Tania also volunteers with Volunteer Fairfax.

Reported Cases

Dean v. Morris, 287 Va. 531 (2014) (on briefs)

Oliver v. Hines, 965 F.Supp.2d 708 (E.D.V.A. 2013)

Hillman v. Maretta, 133 S.Ct. 1943 (2013) (on briefs)

Maretta v. Hillman, 283 Va. 34 (2012) (on briefs)

In re Multi-Circuit Episcopal Church Property Litigation, 84 Va. Cir. 105 (2012)

Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia v. Truro Church, 280 Va. 6 (2010) (on briefs)

In re Multi-Circuit Episcopal Church Property Litigation, 76 Va. Cir. 976 (2008)

Recognitions

  • “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubble.
  • Named to the “Top 50” of the 2018 Women Virginia Super Lawyers List
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Trust & Estate Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2013 through 2018.
  • Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine in the field of Estate Litigation in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017.
  • Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine in the field of Guardianships and Conservatorships in 2016 and again in 2017.