Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Practice
Zoey Jones was born and raised in rural Washington State and received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco. Over the course of high school and college, Zoey spent approximately two years studying and volunteering in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, where she became a fluent Spanish-speaker. During her time abroad, Zoey developed an interest in U.S. foreign policy in Latin America and the forces that motivate migration. These interests evolved into a passion for deportation defense during her first year after college, when she worked at an immigration law firm in Seattle, Washington.
In 2009, Zoey moved to New York City to attend the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While in law school, she represented clients through the Immigration Justice Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic, and held internships at the Orleans Public Defenders and the HIV Law Project. Zoey also served as an editor for the Cardozo Law Review and published a student note discussing the harsh federal sentencing guidelines for the crime of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. After earning her J.D. cum laude in 2012, Zoey worked for two years as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, where she litigated criminal cases in the conservative Nassau District Court.
Zoey is honored to join the Immigration Unit at Brooklyn Defender Services, and welcomes this opportunity to combine her immigration and criminal defense experience as an advocate for Brooklyn’s non-citizen residents.