Martinis Jackson is an alumnus of Howard University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. Post-graduation, Martinis began his career at Vault top 20 law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP where he gained experience conducting criminal investigations on behalf of fortune 500 clients. While there, he worked with the Obama administration to file clemency petitions on behalf of incarcerated individuals serving time for non-violent drug offenses.

After his tenure at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Martinis spent over two years serving as a prosecutor in the District of Columbia where he investigated and litigated hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, gaining significant motions practice and trial experience. Prior to starting JLS, Martinis joined Vault top 50 law firm Milbank where he practiced in the firm’s corporate litigation group. During his time at Milbank, he maintained a healthy pro bono practice where he filed appellate briefs on behalf of criminal defendants. In addition, in collaboration with Brian Stevenson’s Equal Justice Institute, he assisted the firm with petitioning the governor of Virginia for clemency on behalf of defendants serving life sentences for offenses committed as juveniles.

He is the author of Justice My Way: Memoirs of a Black Prosecutor, which memorializes his take on the criminal justice system from the perspective of a minority prosecutor.

Howard University School of Law 2013 | Magna Cum Laude

Christian Brothers University 2008 | Masters at Teaching

Christian Brothers University 2006 | Bachelors in English

Martinis Jackson is an alumnus of Howard University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. Post-graduation, Martinis began his career at Vault top 20 law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP where he gained experience conducting criminal investigations on behalf of fortune 500 clients. While there, he worked with the Obama administration to file clemency petitions on behalf of incarcerated individuals serving time for non-violent drug offenses.

After his tenure at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Martinis spent over two years serving as a prosecutor in the District of Columbia where he investigated and litigated hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, gaining significant motions practice and trial experience. Prior to starting JLS, Martinis joined Vault top 50 law firm Milbank where he practiced in the firm’s corporate litigation group. During his time at Milbank, he maintained a healthy pro bono practice where he filed appellate briefs on behalf of criminal defendants. In addition, in collaboration with Brian Stevenson’s Equal Justice Institute, he assisted the firm with petitioning the governor of Virginia for clemency on behalf of defendants serving life sentences for offenses committed as juveniles.

He is the author of Justice My Way: Memoirs of a Black Prosecutor, which memorializes his take on the criminal justice system from the perspective of a minority prosecutor.

Howard University School of Law 2013 | Magna Cum Laude

Christian Brothers University 2008 | Masters at Teaching

Christian Brothers University 2006 | Bachelors in English