Tianna Gibbs

Supervising Attorney

Tianna Gibbs is a Supervising Attorney in the Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit. She represents domestic violence survivors in custody and civil protection order cases as well as custodial and noncustodial parents in child support cases. She also engages in policy advocacy and court reform efforts to improve the District’s child support system.

Tianna joined Legal Aid in September 2008 as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow. Her fellowship project focused on providing direct representation to and advocating on behalf of low-income District parents who are involved with the child support system. Tianna is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar Family Law Section. She was previously a member of the D.C. Superior Court Paternity and Child Support Rules Drafting Committee and the D.C. Superior Court Paternity and Child Support Subcommittee of the Family Court Implementation Committee.

Tianna graduated with a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University, where she was a Gates Millennium Scholar. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a law student intern in the Community and Economic Development Clinic, Landlord-Tenant Clinic, and Community Lawyering Clinic. She also served as a student supervisor in the Domestic Violence Clinic. While in law school, Tianna received the Stephen J. Massey Prize, which is awarded to the clinic student who most exhibits the values of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.

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J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Stanford University
     Phi Beta Kappa


Email: tgibbs@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 386-6674
Fax: (202) 727-2132