Tanis (Ani) Whittington joined Cranfill Sumner LLP in 2021 and focuses on civil litigation and admiralty and maritime matters. To strengthen her hands-on experience in the maritime industry, she obtained a certificate in maritime law upon her graduation from Tulane University Law School in 2021.

Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner, Tanis clerked at a maritime firm in Long Beach, CA, and at Valero. She enjoyed pro bono opportunities with Healthy Gulf and the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy during her law school career. She also served as an Honor Board Justice.

Tanis graduated from California Maritime Academy in 2017, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in global studies and maritime affairs and a minor in law. Throughout her undergraduate career she travelled to Japan and South Korea to visit educational and industrial facilities where she obtained first-hand industry experience, including working with a regulatory body responsible for enforcing California’s ballast water and oil transfer regulations. Tanis graduated from Ocean Research College Academy in 2013 with an associate degree in arts and sciences (marine biology) after completing a capstone project on international ballast water regulations.