Assistant Public Defender, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office
Tanya M. Bishop is an Assistant Public Defender in Hennepin County. Mrs. Bishop is a seasoned litigator with great passion for criminal law and civil rights. She has been a criminal defense attorney for nearly 15 years. She graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2003. Mrs. Bishop has been published with Hamline Law Journal of Public Law and Policy, and excelled on Hamline Law’s Trial Team. She was a founding member of the Innocence Project of Minnesota and continued to volunteer with other chapters throughout her career. She began her career at the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office as a certified legal intern from 2002 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Bishop was an Assistant Public Defender in the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Thereafter. In 2005, she went on to work for a well known firm, Cohen & DePaul, in Tampa, FL where she continued to practice criminal law until 2008 when she opened her own law firm. She expanded her areas of practice to include not only criminal defense but appellate and post-conviction work as well as some family law matters. She always had a desire to come back to public defense work back in Minnesota where she graduated. In 2017, she moved back to the Minneapolis area and is now practicing as an Assistant Public Defender. Mrs. Bishop is licensed to practice law in Florida and Minnesota.
Constitutional Liberties and Criminal Law, Blended Learning