Dr. John Morton Finney (1885-1998) Was a former soldier serving as one of the elite “Buffalo Soliders” during the first World War.

Earning his Law degree at the age of 22 in 1911, Finney practiced law until 1997 when he retired at the age of 107. Hes believed to have been the longest practicing lawyer in U.S. history.

Finney also was active during the Civil Rights movement as an activist and lawyer. He left this world having earned  11 degrees. 5 in Law and the others in Mathematics, Sociology and History. He obtained his last degree at 75!


In 1998 then teenager Jarrett Adams was tried and convicted of sexual assault with no evidence simply based off a woman’s claim. He was sentenced to 28 years.  The case was belived to be racially motivated cause the woman was white.

Proclaiming their innocence, adams and his co-defendant worked hard to prove their case and after 8 years the case was overturned and he was released in 2007. His co defendent was released 2 years later in 2010

Although his case for compensation was denied he became a lawyer graduating witha law degree from Loyola Chicago University and even took a fellowship with the same court that overturned his conviction.

Recently, the now 36,  Jarrett Adams. Esq; helped overturn an innocent mans conviction in the same state that onced convicted him over 20 years ago. His story proves that with dedication and discipline you can overcome any odds.


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