Jennifer E. Willis joined the Federal Defenders in 2015. Prior to joining the office, Ms. Willis worked for twelve years with the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, with eleven of those years spent as a senior trial attorney in the Chicago Felony Division. She also previously served for two years as a staff attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. She is a frequent speaker and sought after instructor in trial advocacy. Ms. Willis received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.