Jonathan I. Amira, Esq.


Trustee - Region 12 (Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties)

Jonathan is a Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor for Gloucester County, New Jersey, where he is currently assigned to the Special Litigation Section and concentrates his practice on bail reform/criminal justice reform matters, as well as appeals in both superior and municipal courts. Starting in January 2021, Jonathan will begin working in the Grand Jury Unit.

Jonathan was born in Manhasset, NY and raised in Princeton Junction, NJ, where he graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in 2006. Jonathan attended Drew University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish in 2010. As a law student at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Jonathan was a member of the Student Bar Association, Alianza, and a student teacher for the Street Law Program. Upon graduation, in 2014, he was awarded the Dean’s Pro Bono Publico Award for Significant Service.

Jonathan is a member of the Rutgers Law Alumni Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he is the Young Lawyers Division District Representative for Gloucester County. Jonathan is also a New Lawyer Trustee for the Gloucester County Bar Association, the Region 12 Trustee (Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland County) for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, and is the inaugural Co-Chair for the Drew University Alumni Legal Professionals Affinity Group. In 2019, Jonathan was appointed by NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to the Legal Education, and Government, Public Sector, and Public Interest Lawyers Special Committees. Jonathan regularly volunteers as a mentor to law students and young attorneys, and has served as a guest speaker on panels for the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program and the Rutgers Law Alumni Association Camden Chapter.

Jonathan is an accomplished writer and performer since childhood. He has published articles for the NJSBA-YLD’s monthly newsletter Dictum, and appeared on stage at the Levoy Theater of Millville and NJPAC in New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ 2013 production of Irving Berlin’s Face the Music. Jonathan also participated in a performance of ‘Seasons of Love’ from the Broadway musical Rent for the 2016 NJSBA inaugural gala at the Borgata in Atlantic City.

Jonathan is admitted to practice in New Jersey, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and Federal Immigration Court. Prior to joining the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office in 2017, Jonathan was an associate attorney with Leschak & Associates, LLC in Freehold, NJ.

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