Cianna Freeman-Tolbert -

Cianna A. Freeman-Tolbert

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    20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
    Suite 500
    Albany, NY 12211

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Cianna Freeman-Tolbert -

Cianna A. Freeman-Tolbert


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. Her experience includes 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.


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).


Ms. Freeman-Tolbert serves as a Board Member of the American Red Cross, Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE), and Africa Community Exchange (ACE) for Liberia.  Additionally, Ms. Freeman-Tolbert periodically appears as a panelist on the WAMC Roundtable Program.


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.

Ms. Freeman-Tolbert enjoys Pilates, reading and watching documentaries. She also likes to travel internationally with her family.

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