About Marissa K. DeAnna

Marissa DeAnna comes to Spiro Harrison & Nelson LLC from the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender where she worked as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender for almost four years. Highly skilled in litigation through motion practice, oral argument and negotiation, Marissa’s substantial courtroom experience informs her practice. Leveraging skill-sets developed from participating in jury selection and cross-examinations at trial, Marissa has earned a reputation as a tenacious attorney who is able to think quickly on her feet.

Marissa received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, and has an M.S. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Georgetown University Law Center – J.D.
    • Dean’s List
    • Juvenile Justice Clinic
  • University of Pennsylvania – M.S., Criminology
  • Drew University – B.A., Sociology, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


State Bars:

  • New Jersey