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Cianna A. Freeman-Tolbert

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Attorney Biography

Cianna A. Freeman-Tolbert

Associate

Cianna Freeman-Tolbert joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP as an associate attorney in 2017.  Ms. Freeman-Tolbert focuses her practice on all aspects of immigration law, including family-based, employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing, and immigration litigation. She specializes in removal/deportation defense and immigration litigation. She represents clients, who have immigration enforcement-related issues, criminal issues, and previous immigration violations, before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and Board of Immigration Appeals.  Ms. Freeman-Tolbert also handles waivers of inadmissibility, family-based immigration petitions, and other complex individual cases, such as affirmative asylum, VAWA, and U-Visa applications.

Affiliations

Ms. Freeman-Tolbert is admitted to practice in New York State, Georgia and Texas.  She is a member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Albany Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Professional/Community

Ms. Freeman-Tolbert volunteers with the Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York representing incarcerated individuals in Immigration Court.  Ms. Freeman-Tolbert has also worked with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. volunteering for the National Pro Bono Project for unaccompanied immigrant children and the BIA Pro Bono Project. She is also active with the Capital Region Immigration Collaborative (“CRIC”) of The Legal Project.

Background/Education

Ms. Freeman-Tolbert received her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of Michigan.


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