Virginia Tallent is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Cincinnati, Ohio. Virginia represents Cincinnati in affirmative litigation relating to the city's legal interests in eliminating blight and poor conditions in rental housing across its fifty-two neighborhoods. She has professional expertise in Ohio property law, federally subsidized housing laws, Ohio landlord-tenant law, eviction defense, and the federal Fair Housing Act. Prior to her role with the City of Cincinnati, she was an attorney for nine years with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, representing tenants with low-income and tenant organizations in state and federal court. In 2017, Virginia successfully represented a tenants’ association in obtaining a preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from eliminating the section 8 rental subsidy from their 200-unit apartment building. Virginia graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in Political Science; and cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Welcome House, a Cincinnati-area family shelter.