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Institute Staff

Jennifer Paschen Bergeron
Attorney, Ohio Innocence Project

BA, Centre College, Phi Beta Kappa
MA, University of Virginia
JD, University of Cincinnati

Following her graduation from University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was a member of Law Review and a Fellow with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, Jennifer Paschen Bergeron worked in general litigation at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

She later joined Ulmer & Berne LLP in the Labor and Employment Group before serving in her current position as attorney for the Ohio Innocence Project.


Donald Caster
Attorney, Ohio Innocence Project

BA, Youngstown State University
JD, University of Cincinnati

Donald graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was a member of Moot Court and Law Review and a fellow at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. Following a clerkship with a federal district court judge, Donald joined Gerhardstein, Branch & Laufman, a boutique civil rights firm, as an associate.

Donald subsequently opened his own practice, focusing on criminal defense and appellate litigation. He later served in the appellate division of the Butler County Prosecutor's Office before joining the Ohio Innocence Project as an attorney.


Jodi Shorr
Administrative Director
BS, Indiana University
MS 2011, Northern Arizona University

Jodi Shorr joins us from Northern Arizona University where she completed her Masters Degree in Criminology-Criminal Justice with a specialization in Wrongful Conviction.