Isabel A. Mattina-Leal joined the office as a Research & Writing Attorney in 2018. Prior to working with the Defender’s Office, Ms. Mattina-Leal spent six years as a New York City public defender with the Legal Aid Society's Bronx office.
Ms. Mattina-Leal received her B.A. degree in International Relations from Boston University in 2006. She obtained her J.D. from Cardozo School of Law in 2012. While in law school, she spent a summer researching the application of genocide ideology law for the Ministry of Justice in Kigali, Rwanda. She also worked as a clinic student at the Innocence Project. Isabel is admitted to practice in the New York State Bar.