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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Attorney Selected For 40 Under Forty



Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is very pleased to announce that associate attorney Cianna Freeman-Tolbert has been selected for the Albany Business Review’s 40 Under Forty for 2018.  Each year, the Albany Business Review recognizes 40 young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement.  Ms. Freeman-Tolbert was selected from over 400 nominations.  Winners were honored at the 40 Under Forty luncheon on May 11 at the Albany Capital Center. 

Ms. Freeman-Tolbert joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in November of 2017, and is a member of the Firm’s Immigration Practice Group.  She 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, and 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.

In addition to her business and legal contributions and expertise, Ms. Freeman-Tolbert maintains a strong commitment to the community and volunteer service.  She volunteers with the Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York representing incarcerated individuals in Immigration Court, and 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, and the Bethlehem YMCA.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation presented a $4,000 check to support the STRIDE Capital District Sled Warriors. The grant from Dick’s will aid the Capital District Sled Warriors team to travel to the Empire State Games and the Amelia Sled Hockey Tournament. The Capital District Sled Hockey was established in 2009 through STRIDE Adaptive Sports, an…
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