Attorney Ottowa E. Carter, Jr. is a native of Sardis, Mississippi. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in mathematics from Jackson State University in 1976. He then worked for AT&T for 10 years as a network analyst, managing networks of computer based systems in Jackson, Mississippi. Later he entered the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia, from which he received his Juris Doctorate in 1991. During his tenure at UVA, he received the James C. Slaughter Award, the law school faculty’s highest award for members of the third-year class. He was also featured in the law school’s magazine, the UVA Lawyer.
Marietta has more than thirty years’ experience serving communities as an administrator of employment and training programs, public school teacher, a middle school assistant principal and principal. After retiring from her middle school principal position in the Jackson Public Schools system, she obtained an Associate of Applied Science Paralegal Technology Degree from Hinds Community College. With her administrative experience and paralegal training, she is invaluable in supporting Attorney Carter in delivering client-centered services.