Mythri Jayaraman

Assistant Federal Defender

Mythri Jayaraman is an Assistant Federal Defender in the Trial Unit. She began her legal career in Philadelphia with the Defender Association, where she worked for fifteen years as a trial attorney handling various serious felonies, including capital and non-capital homicides. Ms. Jayaraman has also worked on economic and criminal justice projects in the international arena in Afghanistan, Peru, Tunisia, and other countries. She recently co-authored, along with the International Legal Foundation, Pre-Trial Motions: A Primer, which sets out the framework for pretrial release and rights-based pretrial litigation in the international sphere. She has tried numerous jury trials and is fluent in several languages. Ms. Jayaraman graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law.