Ali Hatheway is the director of the Juvenile Division at the Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender. She has been defending children in Hamilton County since 2007. Ali also has experience advocating for clients in both the Municipal and Felony Common Pleas Courts. In addition to defending youth, Ali has worked to end the practice of the indiscriminate shackling of children in courtrooms and has advocated for victims of human trafficking in juvenile court. As part of the Juvenile Division, Ali has been recognized by Ohio Public Defender for her commitment to advocating for system-involved youth in Hamilton County. She also has extensive experience presenting to groups in the legal community on various topics such as human trafficking, juvenile practice and procedure, juvenile transfer procedure and reverse transfer procedure, adolescent development as it relates to juvenile delinquency, competency, and creative motion practice. Ali graduated with honors from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. While in law school, she wrote and edited for the Northern Kentucky Law Review, she was a recipient of the Cincinnati Bar Association Auxiliary Award, the AAA Robert Dennis Scholarship, and Chase Alumni Merit Scholarship.Currently, she is member of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati. Before pursuing a career in law, Ali spent several years working in radio as a news anchor and reporter. A native of Westerville, Ohio, Ali graduated from Muskingum University, earning her B.A. in Speech Communication. While at Muskingum, she was a member of the women’s basketball and track teams, as well as the Beta Delta Chapter of the Theta Phi Alpha women’s sorority.