Tanya K. Oldenhoff

Tanya K. Oldenhoff


Tanya K. Oldenhoff

Ms. Oldenhoff’s trial and appellate practice involves medical malpractice defense, general liability and employment disputes.  She represents individual healthcare professionals, executives, hospitals, medical facilities, and various other corporate and group practices in these matters before all trial courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and other administrative agencies of the Commonwealth, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  She has acted as primary counsel responsible for all aspects of trying and preparing cases for trial, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution.  Ms. Oldenhoff has also prepared and argued appellate briefs before the Appeals Court of the Commonwealth. 

Prior to joining Sloane and Walsh, Ms. Oldenhoff represented executive employees negotiating employment contracts, compensation packages and separation agreements.  She also litigated employment disputes involving breach of contract, non-competition, discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims.  Ms. Oldenhoff’s practice also involved the defense of complex product liability, premises liability and consumer protection claims.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • General Liability Litigation
  • Employment Law Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1995

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized as a New England Rising Star Lawyer in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers Magazine, featuring outstanding young lawyers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Member of the National Association of Professional Women, which highlights the country’s most accomplished professional women in over 200 industries and professions. (2011)
  • Recognized as an accomplished executive and professional woman in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry (2009, 2010)
  • Recipient of Boston Bar Association Leadership Award for exhibiting outstanding leadership skills in service to the legal community (2010)

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association, Co-Chair New Lawyers Section 2008-2010
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association

Lectures and Publications

  • Mock Trial Demonstration, Trauma and EMT Emergency Care Conference, Falmouth Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine Sponsor
  • Mock Trial Demonstration, CME Seminar, Medical Staff and Affiliated Providers, Cape Cod Healthcare/CHICO Sponsors
  • Mock Trial Demonstration, Cape Cod Healthcare/CHICO, CME Course
  • Present analysis of cases at bi-annual Cape Cod Healthcare board meetings
  • Participant as sole attorney evaluating cases at Coverys Reserve and Settlement Committee Meeting
  • Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association New Lawyers Section Steering Committee – assisting attorneys of all ages, professional settings and areas of legal practice in their first decade of practice, directing monthly meetings, facilitating planning of CLE’s, Brown Bags and various educational programs at the BBA
  • Moderated panel of distinguished judges, including, the Honorable Francis Fecteau, Gregory Flynn, Bruce Henry, Dennis Saylor and Jeffrey Winik for the Boston Bar Association’s Annual Judicial Forum
  • Moderated panel on the jury selection process for the Boston Bar Association
  • Federal Court Refuses to Recognize State Medical Peer Review Privilege in Employment Dispute Involving Federal Discrimination Claims, Sloane and Walsh Newsletter
  • Appeals Court Weighs in on SJC’s Controversial 2007 Decision Expanding the Potential Liability of Healthcare Providers to Third Parties., Sloane and Walsh Newsletter
  • Recent SJC Ruling Expands Potential Liability for Medical Profession., Sloane and Walsh Newsletter

Representative Cases