Jonna M. Spilbor is an attorney, columnist, and legal analyst appearing regularly on MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, and Court-TV, as well as Court-TV Radio. She is also the resident legal expert taking calls (and having fun!) every Thursday morning on the Coop & Tobin Show airing on WPDH, 101.5 FM, in the Hudson Valley. In addition to her frequent television and radio appearances, Jonna is a columnist for the Poughkeepsie Journal, a Gannett-owned daily newspaper. Her column, Reasonable Doubts, is published on alternating Sundays. She is also a regular contributing columnist for Findlaw's Writ (found at Findlaw.com).
Her in-depth legal analysis of celebrity criminal cases has been featured nationally in Variety Magazine, The San Francisco Recorder, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and at CNN.com, among others, where Jonna offers unique, expert and often entertaining commentary on the nation's high-profile legal happenings. In the courtroom, she has handled hundreds of cases as a criminal defense attorney, and prior to that, also served in the San Diego City Attorney's Office, Criminal Division, and the Office of the United States Attorney in the Drug Task Force and Appellate units. Jonna is a California death penalty scholar whose work has been published in the San Diego Justice Journal. In 1998, she also earned certification as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with the San Diego Juvenile Court, and in 1999, Jonna received special recognition by the San Diego bench for her work in the area of Three Strikes defense.
She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she was a member of Law Review. Jonna is licensed to practice law in three of the nation's most influential jurisdictions - New York, California and the District of Columbia. Jonna practices primarily in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family and Matrimonial Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Real Estate and Lien Law.