Jawara Mars

Jawara Mars

Chief Assistant - SB440 Unit

Chief Assistant - SB440 Unit

Jawara Mars has served the Fulton and DeKalb County communities as a prosecutor for his entire 8-year career. ADA Mars spent time serving in Fulton County Juvenile Court where he was awarded the Juvenile Court Attorney of the Year in 2014 by the Georgia Conference on Children and Families. After serving as a juvenile prosecutor for over a year he moved to the Complex Trial Division under the supervision of DA Willis. During this time, he gained invaluable experience in the courtroom prosecuting a variety of cases from Aggravated Assault to Armed Robbery and more. ADA Mars has a passion for youth development and empowerment, especially among young black men, volunteering with several organizations across the metro Atlanta area. Working with the S.M.A.R.T. Moves Chess program and as a mentor/panelist for the Next Level Boys Academy - among others.

ADA Mars grew up in the Stone Mountain and Lithonia communities after his family moved from New York to Georgia in the early nineties. He graduated from Dunwoody High School in 2004 and later attended Furman University on a football scholarship earning degrees in Health & Exercise Science and Political Science respectively. While attending Furman University he crossed into the greatest fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, Inc. in the spring of 2007. Mr. Mars then attended and graduated from the Florida A&M College of Law in 2012 before returning to Georgia to practice law. He is also the proud father of a beautiful 2-year-old daughter, Malika Mars.