June Jeffries, Esq.
Biographical Sketch
June Marie Jeffries, a Detroit native, is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and
the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Following law school graduation, she
worked in Detroit for four years.
Her first job was a short stint in the Misdemeanor Defender’s Office in Detroit Recorder’s
Court. Next, she was an associate at Patmon and Young, P.C., a small law firm of black lawyers
doing a variety of civil work including probate, litigation, entertainment, and family
matters. Before returning to the Washington area, she also was an assistant Wayne County
Ms. Jeffries was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia for over 25 years. During
this time, the bulk of her career was spent as a homicide prosecutor, her interest when she joined
the office. Additional assignments included misdemeanors, grand jury, and appellate plus a year
in the Civil Division. Formerly a member of the State Bar of Michigan, she is a member of the
D.C. Bar.
She has appeared in Detroit Recorder’s Court, Wayne County (MI) Circuit Court, Oakland
County (MI) Circuit Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI, D.C.
Superior Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On
multiple occasions, she was an invited guest of the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference.
Ms. Jeffries has been a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1983
and frequently attends oral arguments. She has taught in the mandatory trial training program at
Emory Law School since 1992. She has also taught in the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard
Law School for 20 years, and with NITA programming held at Georgetown Law. In 2007 she
was advocate-in-residence at Washburn School of Law in Topeka, KS.
For several years, Ms. Jeffries has led the legal module of the annual Ethics Day program for the
senior class of Langley High School, McLean, VA. She has participated at various times with
alumni groups of her college and law school alma maters. Since retirement she has actively
volunteered with a number of programs in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia
including the Mansion at Strathmore.
Ms. Jeffries is married to Bobby Parker. She is a mother and grandmother and relishes spending
time with her grandchildren in ways that she could not do with her son when she was working.