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Jennifer Witherspoon

Jennifer Witherspoon

Lake County Sheriff Office
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law ...
  • Illinois
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About Attorney J. Witherspoon
A native of Chicago's south side, J. Witherspoon witnessed both sides of the justice system and its ability to
impact lives. This inspired her to pursue a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and later obtain her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Over the last 25 years, she has held an array of positions and sat on numerous boards all centering around assisting others and improving their quality of life through the utilization of her knowledge of the judicial system. ?
J. Witherspoon regularly attends trainings and seminars to ensure that she remains current on knowledge and practices within criminal and civil law.
Professional Background
Police Officer (Bremerton, WA)
Domestic Violence Legal Liasion (Bremerton, WA)
Substance Abuse Counselor (Napa, CA)
Probation Officer (Lake County, IL)
Special Investor for Lake County State's Attorney's Office (Lake County, IL)
Chief of Corrections (Lake County, IL)
Chief of Diversion and Inmate Programming, In-House Counsel (Lake County, IL)??
Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
LC Committee on Discrimination
Rosalind Franklin/Chicago Medical Institution Review Board
Professional Training/ Certification
Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor
Crisis Intervention Specialist
EEOC Investigator
Certified Mediator

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English
Professional Experience
In House Counsel
Lake County Sheriff Office
EEOC Officer
Lake County Sheriff Office
Chief of Corrections
Lake County Sheriff Office
Special Investigator
Lake County State Attorney Office
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2006)
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City University
B.S. (1996) | Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
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Justian Award
Coalition to Reduce Recidivism
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6291079
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EEOC Investigator
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Northwestern University
Websites & Blogs
J. Witherspoon Legal Service
Contact & Map
32 N. West St.
Suite 100
Waukegan, IL 60085
Telephone: (847) 672-7819