Omodare Jupiter

Federal Public Defender – Mississippi
Work 200 S. Lamar Street, Suite 200N Jackson MS 39201 TPI Attendance: July, 2002
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Omodare Jupiter has represented indigent clients for almost all of his legal career. On April 1, 2019 he began his tenure as the Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. Before his appointment to this position, he served in the same capacity for the District of the United States Virgin Islands from 2013 – 2019. He was an Assistant Federal Defender in Mississippi from 2004 – 2013, and did the same in Seattle, Washington from 2000 – 2004. He was a local public defender in New Orleans (1996 – 2000), and began his career at the Public Defender Service (PDS) in Washington, D.C (1990 – 1994).
He graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1989, and from Loyola University in 1986. Omodare grew up in New Orleans and is the proud father of three sons who all attend college in Mississippi. He also serves as a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College.