Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Jillian Modzeleski is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science in 2002. Born and raised in Virginia, she moved to New York to attend New York Law School. Upon graduation from law school, in 2006, Jillian worked for the Honorable Judge Michael Corriero in the Youthful Offender Part in Manhattan. Jillian’s time as Judge Corriero’s court attorney sparked her passion for juvenile and children’s rights and criminal defense work.
Jillian went on to work for the Children’s Law Center, representing children’s interests in custody, visitation, abuse and neglect cases. She worked exclusively in the Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Part of Brooklyn Supreme Court for 2 years, where she tried numerous cases.
Jillian joined Brooklyn Defender Services in 2011 and is grateful to have the opportunity to develop her passion for criminal defense. She is excited and honored to now join Brooklyn Defender Services.