Heather Martínez Zona


Heather Martínez Zona is a criminal defense attorney in the office of Guam Alternate Public Defender in Sinajana, Guam. She was previously a member of Northern Mariana Islands Superior Court Juvenile Justice Task Force in Saipan, and prior to that her practice focused on real estate and commercial litigation in California and in New York. She has done extensive pro bono and volunteer work, including serving as a member of the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission. Ms. Zona served NYWBA in a variety of capacities, including President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Director and Committee Chair. She organized and/or chaired a number of programs for the Association, including “Tips for New Lawyers,” “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” at the Second Circuit, and our Martha E. Gifford Summer Program entitled “What It’s (Really) Like to Practice Law in NYC as a Woman.” Ms. Zona was the first Latina to serve as President of the Association. She is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan Law School, where she was awarded the Jane L. Mixer Award for Social Justice.