Natalie Tarantino joined SCPDA in 1995 after working as a volunteer attorney at the Lake City Legal Clinic. She has spent her entire career at SCPDA. Natalie earned her B.A. at Miami University in Oxford, OH and her J.D. at DePaul University College of Law. During law school, Natalie worked as a volunteer instructor at Chicago Legal Aid to Incarcerated Women and as a volunteer at the Illinois Clemency Project. She also worked as a legal intern at the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons.
“I became a public defender because I wanted to be in court, arguing and trying cases. I have stayed a public defender because I strongly believe that all people regardless of resources or income deserve quality counsel.”