Hon. Tanya M. Jones Bosier was appointed Magistrate Judge by the Honorable Robert E. Morin in January 2017. Judge Jones Bosier has presided in the Civil, Domestic Violence, and Probate Divisions and Family Court. She serves on several judicial committees.
Before joining the Superior Court bench, Judge Jones Bosier served as an Assistant General Counsel for DC Courts, where she handled complex employee relations matters. Prior to her employment with DC Courts, she worked as an Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney Advisor, and Section Chief for the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG). While at OAG, Judge Jones Bosier gained extensive experience in administrative, child abuse and neglect, child support, domestic relations, domestic violence, public benefits, and procurement law, as well as in intervention proceedings. Judge Jones Bosier was instrumental in the growth of the Fathering Court Initiative and the formation of the Name Change Calendar, both within the Family Court.
Judge Jones Bosier is committed to service and volunteers in various capacities within the legal and local community. Judge Jones Bosier has garnered a host of awards, scholarships, and recognitions for her service to the local community. Most recently, she received the 2018 American University Washington College of Law Hairston Alumni Award in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of law and commitment to the law school and the 2014-2015 Adjunct Professor of the Year for her dedication and service to law students. Judge Jones Bosier continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the WCL externship program and mentor young lawyers and students.
Judge Jones Bosier received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University and her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law. Following law school, Judge Jones Bosier served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Zoe A. Bush.