Deena Tvinnereim

A talented criminal defense and immigration attorney, Deena Tvinnereim is deeply empathetic. She recognizes the pain and frustration her clients experience. She believes that these emotions can be eased through high-quality legal counsel. However, she also believes that honesty and transparency are imperative. She tells her clients exactly what they need to hear, and not just what they want to hear. By educating her clients on the realities of their cases, she is better able to prepare them for the difficulties they may face in court.

She is involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


University of Idaho College of Law,  Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 2012
Boise State University Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts,  Cum Laude, 2009

Work Experience

Partner, Ramirez-Smith and Tvinnereim, 2016 – Present
Attorney, Barrera Legal Group, 2014 – 2016
Public Defender, Kootenai County Public Defender, 2013 – 2014
Law Clerk of the Honorable Richard D. Greenwood, Ada County, 2012 – 2013
Extern, Federal Public Defender, 2012 – 2012
Associate, Immigration Clinic, University Of Idaho College Of Law, 2011 – 2011
Legal Intern,  St. Thomas USVI, Dudley, Topper, Feuerzeig, LLP, 2011 – 2011
Pro Bono Legal Intern, Idaho Legal Aid, 2010 – 2010


Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2013 – Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

Ratings and Reviews

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8.2Talia E. Drake