For decades, many people have known that America’s legal system is corrupt and needs people in it who look to make things right. Jarrett Adams is one black man who knows this well and looks to do something about it. Going from being falsely convicted to now being a Civil Rights attorney, Attorney Adams has used his process of life to make a better way for others.
Today on Steve Harvey’s, The Steve Show on Fox, one of his guest of the day was Attorney Jarrett Adams who spoke on his life, becoming an attorney and what he is working on.
In the interview, Adams let people into his life as he spoke about how at the age of 17 he was falsely convicted of sexual assault and was sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison. Serving more than 10 years and after sending in multiple appeals, Adams was exonerated with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Sad to say that falsely convicted stories today are coming out more and more, or that minorities are being targeted. Instead of just finding a job and going on about his life, Adams used the injustice against him as inspiration to be an advocate others who are going through, or have gone through the same thing.
To start off, Adams earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May 2015. Afterwards he started a public interest law fellowship with Ann Claire Williams. To show how things can make a full circle, Ann Claire Williams is a judge for the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The same same court that reversed Jarrett’s conviction.
Launching the LAW OFFICE OF JARRETT ADAMS, PLLC. in 2017, Jarrett now specialize in criminal defense and civil rights cases, and practice in both state and federal courts.
On the Steve show, Adams also spoke on working on two cases that are becoming a documentary that will show people the toll the convicted as well as the forgotten (the family) endure just to prove themselves innocent in a system that believes they’re guilty.
After the show, Jarrett Adams posted on Instagram and Twitter:
If you would like to know more about Attorney Adams work, or get in contact with him. Checkout jarrettadamslaw.com.