Jonathan Shapiro graduated from Northwestern University in 1971 and from American University, Washington College of Law in 1974. He has been litigating cases ever since, with a three-year break to serve as a Clinical Instructor at the Criminal Justice Clinic, and as Director of the Institutionalized Persons Clinic at Washington College of Law. In 2001 he was honored by his law school with the Peter Cicchino Alumni Award for "Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest Within the United States." Jon has handled countless criminal cases in the state and federal courts including conspiracies and white collar crimes, and has extensive appellate experience. He has also litigated a number of civil rights cases involving jails, prisons and institutions for the mentally disabled. Along with his partners Peter Greenspun and Christie Leary, he handled the defense of John Muhammad, the accused "Beltway Sniper." He handled the defense of Jim Nicholson, a CIA Station Chief, and of Brian Regan, an NSA employee, both charged with espionage. He has been listed for years in the Best Lawyers in America, Washingtonian magazine's Best Lawyers, and is always included in The Washington Post Magazine's yearly listing of The Washington DC Area's Best Lawyers. Jon was the long-time chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Alexandria Bar Association and is a frequent speaker at CLEs (continuing legal education). He was selected as a Faculty Member for the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course. Jon handles complex criminal law at the trial and appellate levels in the state and federal courts. Clinical Instructor, Criminal Justice Clinic, Washington College of Law of the American University, 1986. Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law, 1989-1991 and 1998. Director, Institutionalized Persons Clinic, Washington College of Law, 1987-1989. Faculty Member, Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course, 1996-1998.