Debbie Jonas


Debbie is a graduate of Cardozo Law School where she was a member of the Immigration Justice Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic. Upon graduation, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh in the United States District Court in Newark, NJ. Debbie graduated Harvard College cum laude in 1980, and then spent 27 years teaching grade school and raising her nine children before returning to law school in 2007. She brings her dual passions, families and justice, to the Family Defense Project.