Jennifer Joneson moved from Michigan to American Samoa in 1991 to serve as an Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Consumer Protection Bureau for the American Samoa Government.
Prior to that, Jennifer served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in its Consumer Protection Division located in Lansing, Michigan. She also worked as an associate in two private general practices in the Detroit metropolitan area before moving into the public service area.
During the four and a half years that Jennifer served as an Assistant Attorney General in American Samoa, she served in a general counsel capacity to a wide variety of government officials, boards, and agencies, mediated consumer complaints, and conducted civil litigation on the government's behalf.
Jennifer resumed private practice when she joined Rose Joneson Vargas in late 1995, where she focuses on litigation, insurance, collections, employment issues, business formation, and government relations.
Jennifer is the President and a founding member of the American Samoa Bar Association Justice Foundation, a former President of the American Samoa Bar Association, active member and former Vice President of the Business and Professional Women of American Samoa, and a past President of the American Samoa Tennis Association.
Jennifer, her husband, Falaniko Vitolio, and son Brian Vitolio have a freelance event and photo-journalism business, Nafanua Video & Still Photo, which focuses on nature photography and sports. They have 5 children, Punipuao, Ruben, Rene, Brian, and Oliver.
- Albion College B.A. Magna Cum Laude 1982
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 1986
- Admitted to practice in Michigan* and American Samoa
*No longer an active member