Tina Olson is the Chief Appellate Counsel for the Wyoming State Public Defender’s Office, and has been a full-time Public Defender since 1999. As Chief Appellate Counsel, she is responsible for the appeal of criminal convictions to the Wyoming Supreme Court on behalf of indigent defendants. Additionally, she has served as state post-conviction counsel for the Public Defender’s Office. She has a degree in political science from Michigan State University, and received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She has practiced law in Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee.