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Jennifer Witherspoon

Jennifer Witherspoon

Attorney specializing in Employment Law
  • 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
Domestic Violence Legal Liaison
Substance Abuse Counselor
Probation Officer
Special Investor for Lake County State's Attorney's Office
Chief of Corrections
Chief of Diversion and Inmate Programming, In-House Counsel

Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
LC Committee on Discrimination
Top 100 National Black Lawyers

Professional Training/ Certification
Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor
Crisis Intervention Specialist
EEOC Investigator
Certified Mediator

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Master Card, PayPal and Cash App.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English
Professional Experience
J.Witherspoon Legal & Mediation Services
EEOC Officer
Lake County Sheriff Office
Chief of Corrections
Lake County Sheriff Office
Special Investigator
Lake County State Attorney Office
In House Counsel
Lake County Sheriff 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
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