Jonathan Barrera is an assistant prosecutor at the Passaic County Prosecutors Office, where he has held this position since May 2015. Currently, he is assigned to the trial unit. Prior to joining the Passaic office, he spent three years with the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, where he held the same position. As a member of the trial unit, he has had a number of jury trials. Prior to holding this assignment, while still a member of the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, he also worked in the juvenile and screening units. Before becoming an assistant prosecutor in 2011, he clerked for the Honorable Lourdes I. Santiago of the New Jersey Superior Court-Criminal Division.
Jonathan is a graduate of St. John’s University and Seton Hall University School of Law. As a student at Seton Hall Law, he participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and was a member of the Latin American Law Student Association, where he held executive board positions of Co-President and Treasurer. While at St. John’s, he was a recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship and was inducted into the college’s honor society.
Jonathan is a former President of the North Hudson Lawyers Club, and is a member of the Hudson County Bar Association.