History

Tina has an undergraduate degree in Law Enforcement Science in which she achieved high honors throughout, was invited to join the Alpha, Sigma, Lambda Honors Society and chosen for the National Dean’s Honor List. She participated in an independent study with Dr. Karazulas in Forensic Odontology. He is the forensic scientist that cracked the famous wood-chipper case in Connecticut. She also participated in an internship with the New Haven Prosecutor’s Office as an investigator.

When she graduated, she was immediately accepted to Quinnipiac College School of Law, where she again made honors and participated in two internships with Danbury and Waterbury Public Defender’s Offices participating in research and writing and arguments to the court and second-chair in trials with Part A.

From Law School, Tina immediately began working for attorneys in town that practiced criminal and civil law in both state and federal courts. She second chaired several trials from assault 1st. to murder and kidnapping.

When she was admitted to the bar, Tina immediately opened an office of her own, with an emphasis in criminal defense and simple car accident cases. To date, Tina has represented persons charged with criminal offenses of all sorts, in both the civil and criminal arenas, including but not limited to, gun cases, drug cases, murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, assault, robbery, larceny, sexual assault, child molestation and reckless endangerment, motor vehicle cases, DUI, pardons, parole hearings, probation violations, and habeas corpus. In addition, she has had many successful dispositions, including dismissals, nolle’s and substitutions of minor crimes for more serious crimes, many times avoiding sex offender convictions and registration. She is not afraid to go to trial or speak up in court.

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, August, 2002 J.D.
Honors: Scholarship 1999-2000
University of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut B.S.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 1990-1999
Honors: National Dean’s Honors List, 1996.
Legal Experience
Attorney Frank J. Riccio, Certified Legal Intern in Civil Matters, 2003 – 2004
Attorney Wayne R. Keeney, Federal Clerk and research assistant in criminal cases, 2003
Attorney Kevin F. Boyle, 2002 – 2003
Connecticut Public Defenders Office, Legal Intern, Summer 2002
Connecticut Public Defenders Office, Legal Intern, Summer 2001
Forensic Independent Study, Fall 1998
New Haven Connecticut States Attorneys Office, Legal Intern, Fall 1997
Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Sex Offenses
Drug Offenses
Gun Cases
Assault
Serious Juvenile Cases
State Federal Charges
Pardons & Clemency
Habeas Corpus
Probation
Violation
Parole Hearings
Auto Accidents