Mohamedu F. Jones is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC and a member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Special Masterships Teams. He is a veteran advocate and attorney on civil rights matters from the East Coast to the West Coast, and in his native country of Liberia. As Deputy Special Master, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California monitoring prison reform compliance and progress, Attorney Jones’ emphasis is on mental health care provided to prisoners. His unique set of skills includes working in the private sector and for the government of Liberia with a distinct interest in securing social justice for all people, particularly for those less fortunate.
Mr. Jones earned his law degree from the University of Liberia, summa cum laude, and his Master of Law from Harvard Law School in 1990. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Maryland. Mr. Jones is a founder of an advocacy organization for immigration relief for Liberian citizens in the United States.
Areas of Practice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Special Masterships
- New York
- Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Louis Authur Grimes School of Law University of Liberia, Monrovia
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York Bar Association, Member
- Maryland Bar Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
- East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
- Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
- Maryland Branch of The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA)
- Deputy Special Master for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, in the matter of Coleman v. Brown, overseeing prison reform and compliance with orders of the Court concerning care of seriously mentally ill inmates. In this leadership position, he assists the Coleman parties and the court in the design and implementation of mandatory mental health screening, diagnosis, and treatment of the approximately 35,000 mentally ill prisoners throughout the 34 institutions within the California prison system.
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