Solomon Okedara, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, is a practicing legal Practitioner and Researcher with over fourteen (14) years post-call experience and outstanding expertise in Human Rights with a special bias for Digital Rights including Data Protection & Privacy, Digital Identity, Online Expressions, Intellectual Property, E-Commerce, Tech and Corporate Transactions and Artificial Intelligence having an unusual knack for excellence and matchless clients’ satisfaction with a view to delivering maximal results.
Armed with a peerless ability in creative legal research and analysis, delivering impressive results in review of laws, legal principles and standards. Solomon is a partner at Solomon Okedara & CO (a firm of Barristers and Solicitors) and co-founded Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative-a not for profit NGO that focuses on promotion and protection of digital rights.
Solomon is a strategic litigation lawyer with a robust interest and proven expertise in Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights litigation. He has litigated on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression subjects in courts across Nigeria up to the Supreme Court and he has conducted cases at the ECOWAS Court among others.
Solomon was in 2020 recognized as one of the Top 50 Individuals Leading in Legal Innovations in Africa at the Africa Legal Innovation Awards. Solomon currently serves as a Legal Researcher with Columbia University in the city of New York for the ivy-league school’s Global Freedom of Expression project where he analyses judgments bothering on Freedom of Expression subjects covering over 120 jurisdictions across the world including United States, Europe, India, and Africa among others. He is a 2016 Research Fellowship Recipient of International Center for Not for profit Law (ICNL), Washington DC. He was specially recognized in 2017 “Heroes of Human Rights” by Access Now.
Solomon was specially recognized as a Finalist at the 2018 Global Freedom of Expression Prize of Columbia University.