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