Ilana Tanner


Ilana R. Tanner founded The Law Office of Ilana R. Tanner in 2013, focusing her practice on family law. As Managing Partner, Ilana provides compassionate, results-driven legal representation to individuals and families facing family law challenges. Her practice is solely dedicated to serving clients in Travis, Williamson, and Burnet counties. Growing up, Ilana always knew she would one day become a lawyer. Her mother and father are both attorneys who set excellent examples of conscientious and dedicated counselors.

Of her practice style, clients say, “Ilana Tanner is the only one that I trust when it comes to my family. When it comes to my son, she fights as if he was her own. If you need someone that will fight for you and your family’s rights – this is the “bulldog in the court” that you need.”

Ilana has worked hard in the legal industry for over ten years and she has developed institutional knowledge and industry connections that serve her clients well. In addition to her current work, she has also first chaired multiple DWI jury trials, as well as worked for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of the Governor, and the Travis County Attorney’s Office. In addition, she completed two semesters of the Children’s Rights Clinic in Law School, where she represented children as an attorney ad litem in cases where the state was seeking termination of parental rights.

Ilana graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies – Human Relations with a Focus in Business Administration in 2009. During college she played Texas Women’s Lacrosse, attended every UT home football game, and was a member of Beta Alpha Rho, a pre-law fraternity. She earned her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 2012. During law school, she was selected to work on the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law and the Texas Review of Law and Politics. She was also selected for inclusion in The Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court.

Ilana is one of only 860 lawyers in the entire state of Texas to qualify as Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a member of The Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. She was also selected by her peers for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Family Law for 2020.

In her spare time, Ilana enjoys playing with her 120 pound Great Pyrenees Mix, Crockett, and going to the dog park and farmers’ markets. She enjoys trying new restaurants in town, and is an avid reader. On Sundays in the fall, you can always find Ilana cheering on the Houston Texans.


The University Of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2012

  • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law
  • Texas Review of Law and Politics
  • Completed Texas Fall Litigation Institute
  • Board of Advocates
  • Student Bar Association
  • The Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court
  • Student Recruitment and Orientation Committee

The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Government (with Honors) and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, 2009

  • Focus in Business Administration
  • Texas Lacrosse
  • Beta Alpha Rho (Pre-Law Fraternity)
  • Texas, 2012
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Texas Bar College
  • Travis County Women Lawyer’s Association
  • Texas State Bar Family Law Section
  • The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Junior League of Austin
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Honoree, 2020
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine, Top 10 Family Law Attorney, 2020
  • Austin Woman Magazine, ATX Woman to Watch, February 2019
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40, 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys, 2018-2019
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firms, 2018
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Tell Us About Your Case

We focus on helping you with your family law challenges. From divorce to custody matters, we are committed to serving you with the best legal representation. We want to take care of you and your family.