Hon. Tanya M. Jones Bosier has served as a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court since 2017. Judge Jones Bosier has presided over high-volume calendars in the Civil, Criminal, Domestic Violence, Probate Divisions, and Family Court. She also serves on several judicial committees. In 2021, Judge Jones Bosier was selected to serve on national and local initiatives focused on increasing awareness and creating systematic change to ensure equity throughout judicial systems.
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 and provided advice and counsel to the Courts’ senior management team and judicial officers. Before her employment with DC Courts, she held positions as an Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney Advisor, Hearing Officer, and Section Chief for the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG). During her 13-year tenure 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, policy development, and training.
Judge Jones Bosier is committed to service and volunteers in various capacities within bar associations and the local community. She has garnered numerous awards, scholarships, and recognitions for her service. Judge Jones Bosier continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the WCL externship program and mentors young lawyers and students
Judge Jones Bosier received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University, where she received a scholarship to study aboard in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship Community Service Award. She received her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, where she received the Covington and Burling LLP and Equal Justice Fellowships. Following law school, Judge Jones Bosier served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Zoe A. Bush on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.