Tawanna Lynn


  • Fort Worth

Tawanna Lynn Cesare began her legal career as an associate with Cantey Hanger from 2003-2007, following a summer clerkship. During that time, she focused on business and commercial litigation matters, including banking, construction, trademark infringement, insurance and personal injury defense. Drawing on her litigation skills, Ms. Cesare developed a successful family practice in the years prior to returning to Cantey Hanger.

Principal Practice Areas

Contact Information

Phone: (817) 877-2823
Fax: (817) 877-2807
Email: tcesare@canteyhanger.com


Cantey Hanger LLP
600 W. 6th St., Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Ms. Cesare has extensive experience in Family Law and commercial litigation. The past eight years she has focused primarily on family law matters, including complex divorce and property settlement, representation of high net worth individuals, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic and international child custody matters, terminations and adoptions, paternity establishment, child support, grandparents’ rights, modifications and collaborative law. Ms. Cesare also has a significant business litigation practice.

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas in 2003
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Recognized as a Top Attorney in Family Law by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • Named Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine
  • Designated as a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Board Member and member of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member of the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association and former past president
  • Member of the Tarrant County Bar Board of Directors 2012-2013
  • Former member of the Greater Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Honorary Member and Past Chair of the Board for Family Pathfinders, Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law, J.D. 2003 “Outstanding Student of the Year” Maclean & Boulware scholarship, 2003
  • Northwood University, B.B.A. 2000, summa cum laude
Fort Worth
Ellis County