Prior to law school, Tonya had a career as an advocate for Arizona’s Seriously Mentally Ill population. She also contracted with the Arizona Department of Health Services to conduct physical abuse, sexual abuse, and mortality investigations.
Tonya is admitted to practice law in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Arizona and New Mexico. Tonya is a litigation attorney; prepared to resolve cases through mediation or take the case to trial. Her practice focuses on Family Law.
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of New Mexico
Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, Family Law Section
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Association of Family and Concilliation Courts, Member
Presentations and Publications
Founder, Burch & Cracchiolo Professional Clothing Drive. Leads the Firm’s seasonal business-clothing drive at the firm in support of the Phoenix Affiliate of Dress for Success, an international organization that provides business-interview appropriate clothing for women and emplolyment support services.
Chairman, Advisory Board, C.H.E.E.E.R.S, 2010 - present. C.H.E.E.E.R.S. is a member-run mental health support center that provides GED classes, job-skill training, socialization, meals, mental health support groups and counseling services to the Seriously Mentally Ill community, emphasizing empowerment and recovery through peer-support.