Tina Liebling loves helping people get a fair shake in our criminal justice system.

Tina attended Boston University School of Law and graduated with honors. She then began practicing criminal defense in Massachusetts. She soon moved to Illinois, where she worked for the Cook County (Chicago) Public Defender’s Office, handling tough cases, including a death penalty case. She also argued criminal appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court. Later she moved to Minnesota and opened her own practice, vigorously defending clients charged with everything from shoplifting to murder. Tina has practiced in district courts throughout southeastern Minnesota and before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Since 2005, Tina has represented Rochester in the Minnesota House of Representatives, where she is known for her fearless representation of her district and advocacy for the little guy. She is now a shareholder at Liebow & Liebling, PLLC, where she works on a part-time basis in order to serve clients with her knowledge, skills, experience, and fierce advocacy.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Implied Consent
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Expungement
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Professional License Defense
  • Victim Representation


  • 100% of Practice Dedicated to Litigation


  • Fluent in Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court (1990)
  • Minnesota Supreme Court (1994)
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (2000)
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1985) (Retired)
  • Illinois Supreme Court (1986) (Retired)
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1986)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1989)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1992)


  • Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts)
    • Juris Doctorate, cum laude
    • Book Award for Highest Grade – Trusts and Estates
    • American Journal of Law and Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)
    • Masters of Science in Public Health
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
    • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
    • Major in Spanish

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Olmsted County Bar Association (Member)

Community Activities

  • State Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives (2005-Present)
  • Board Member, Zumbro Valley Health Center
  • Dodge/Fillmore/Olmsted Community Corrections Advisory Board (Former Member)
  • Domestic Violence Work Group (Former Member)