North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Norfolk State University, B.A., Political Science/Pre-law, 1992
North Carolina, 1996
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
International Associaton of Privacy Professionals
Women in Homeland Security
Women in Government Relations
The North Carolina Society of Washington
Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
For nearly a decade, Tamla practiced law in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she represented over two thousand clients in the areas of family and criminal law. Her practice included representation in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, adoptions, name changes and federal criminal matters. She was also appointed by the Chief District Court Judge of Mecklenburg County as the lead attorney prosecuting child support contempt matters in non-Child Support Enforcement matters.
Tamla left Charlotte and returned to her hometown of Washington, DC, where she served a nine year stint on Capitol Hill as the General Counsel/Subcommittee Director for the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee for Oversight, Investigations and Management. Tamla recently returned to North Carolina and to her roots as a practicing attorney.
Shortly after her arrival in Durham, NC, Tamla once again opened her own firm, the Law Office of Tamla Y. Tymus, but shortly thereafter saw the benefit of teaming with her law school classmates and joined Frasier and Griffin, PLLC as Of Counsel, where she practices in the areas of family law, criminal law and security clearance matters.
Tamla also serves as an adjunct professor teaching National Security Law at the North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Strategic Advisor for the Government Technology and Services Coalition.
She is a sought-after speaker, panelist and workshop presenter on issues related to her professional experience and motivating others to personal success.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Pre-law from Norfolk State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the Durham County Bar, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the National Association of Black Women Attorneys, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Women in Homeland Security, Women in Government Relations, Jack and Jill of America, and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated. She is also a lifelong member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in the area of Law.
In 2019, Attorney Tymus was recognized by Three Best Rated, as one of the three best-rated divorce lawyers in Durham, NC.