Atty. Adams was wrongfully convicted at the age of 17 and sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison. After 10 years in prison and multiple appeals, Atty. Adams was exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Following his release from prison, he graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He received a public interest law fellowship with the Hon. Ann Claire Williams, Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the same court that reversed his conviction. He also clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with the late Honorable Deborah Batts.
Jarrett received the 2012 Chicago Bar Foundation’s Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public interest Scholarship. He won the National Defender Investigator Association Investigator of the Year award for his work with the clemency petition of Reynolds Wintersmith ultimately granted by President Obama. His story has received national media attention, and is now available for purchase in his new book Justice for Sale.
Jarrett served as an adjunct professor at Loyola University law school from 2014-15. He is a State Bar of Wisconsin member practicing in criminal defense and civil rights in both state and federal court.