Jennifer Witherspoon, Esq

Jennifer Witherspoon, Esq is an Attorney at her own law firm providing legal and mediation services.

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 ( now UIC) in Chicago. 

Over the last 25 years, she has held an array of positions and sat on numerous boards centering around assisting others and improving their quality of life by utilizing her knowledge of the judicial system. ​

J. Witherspoon regularly attends training and seminars to ensure that she remains current on discrimination, employment, criminal, and civil law knowledge and practices.

Professional Background

  • Police Officer 

  • Domestic Violence Legal Liaison 

  • Substance Abuse Counselor 

  • Probation Officer 

  • Special Investigator 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

  • Lake County  Committee on Discrimination

  • Top 100 National Black Lawyers

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)


Professional Training/ Certification

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor

  • Crisis Intervention Specialist

  • EEOC Investigator

  • Certified Mediator