Tonda graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies, and a concentration in law and management. After college, she worked as a paralegal for the City Attorney’s office in Houston and a private law firm. In 1996, she joined Prescott Legal Search and spent the next several years of her career recruiting legal support positions such as paralegals, legal secretaries, executive administrative assistants, legal nurse consultants, contracts managers and administrators. Her expertise developed over these years resulted in hundreds of direct hire and temporary legal placements with corporate in-house legal departments and law firms.
Tonda later completed her Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Her long tenure in legal recruiting, combined with her work experience and understanding the many roles of human resources, gives Tonda a unique perspective into clients’ needs and how to identify quality talent.
In 2012, Tonda joined Newhouse + Noblin where she continues her focus on recruiting for legal support positions, contract attorneys and temporary staffing.