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Tina Hartwell, Esq. is the Criminal Defense Director of the Regional Immigration Assistance Center for Region 2.  As a First Assistant Public Defender with the Oneida County Public Defender’s Office – Criminal Division, Tina has worked in the City Courts Section, Major Crimes Section, and Specialty Courts Section exclusively as a criminal defense attorney. She started at the RIAC in May 2017.

Ms. Hartwell has been with the Public Defender’s Office since 2001. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1991 with a dual degree in Political Science and Speech Communication, and in 1993, she received a Master’s Degree in Speech Communication. Tina attended law school at Albany Law School and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001.

She is a member of the New York State Defender’s Association, the Women’s Bar Association: Mid-York Chapter, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.