Ms. Hatheway has been licensed and practicing law in Ohio since 2006. She is a native of Westerville, Ohio and graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in Speech Communication from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. While at Muskingum she excelled on the Women’s Varsity Basketball team and was a member of the Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, Beta Delta Chapter.
Ms. Hatheway graduated cum laude from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 2006. While earning her law degree, she wrote for the Northern Kentucky Law Review. She was a Class Representative for the Student Bar Association and a member of the Black Law Students Association and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She was also a recipient of the AAA Robert Dennis Scholarship, the Chase Alumni Merit Scholarship and the winner of the Cincinnati Bar Association Auxiliary Award.
Currently, Ms. Hatheway is member of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati and in 2010 she became a graduate of the National Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program in Dayton, Ohio.
Ms. Hatheway has been on staff at the Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender since 2007, where she has been committed to representing the indigent accused ever since. She believes that every person has the right to have their lawyer be their voice in the courtroom and fight zealously for the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution.
Ms. Hatheway also has experience training other lawyers. She has given presentations in both Ohio and Kentucky in the areas of human trafficking, creative motions practice, and juvenile law.
Ms. Hatheway is experienced practicing both Juvenile and Adult Criminal Law. Currently, she is a Team Leader in the office’s Juvenile Division. Formerly, she served as trial counsel in both the Municipal and Juvenile Divisions.