Tonya Sams

Legal Assistant to Arlishea L. Fulton and Michelle R. Arendt
Office of General Counsel

Tonya Sams joined the university's Office of General Counsel in 2019.

Tonya previously worked for several law firms in the areas of workers' compensation, insurance, and medical malpractice.

Prior to entering the legal field, Tonya worked for The Plain Dealer in a number of positions including News Researcher and General Assignment/Crime Reporter.  She has also done freelance work for the TV One series "Fatal Attraction" and the Oxygen Network series "Snapped: Killer Couples."

Tonya received her B.A. in Communications from Cleveland State University and a Post-Degree Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Cuyahoga Community College.

Her favorite movie series is "The Fast and the Furious".