Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Each year the Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar selects a Young Lawyer who is deemed to be the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi for the year based on his or her contributions to both the Bar and community, state and country. This person exemplifies the degree of ethical, moral and professional standards that serve as a standard of the lawyer's place in society. 

Past Recipients

1981 - 1982 Claude F. Clayton, Jr.
1982 - 1983 William C. Hammack
1983 - 1984 W. David Watkins
1984 - 1985 Mark D. Herbert
1985 - 1986 Shelby R. Rogers, Jr.
1986 - 1987 Tommy E. Furby
1987 - 1988 R. Wilson Montjoy, II
1988 - 1989 James Arden Barnett, Jr.
1989 - 1990 J. Richard Hurt
1990 - 1991 D. Michael Cockrell
1991 - 1992 A. Camille Henick
1992 - 1993 Denitia M. Newman
1993 - 1994 C. Joyce Hall
1994 - 1995 M. Binford Williams, Jr.
1995 - 1996 J. Hale Freeland
1996 - 1997 Susan Fahey Desmond
1997 - 1998 A. Matt Pesnell
1998 - 1999 Lynn P. Ladner
1999 - 2000 Chip Wilbanks
2000 - 2001 Keith Obert
2001 - 2002 A. Kelly Sessoms
2002 - 2003 Deanne Mosley
2003 - 2004 Meade Mitchell
2004 - 2005 Scott R. Hendrix
2005 - 2006 David F. Maron
2006 - 2007 Amanda K. Jones
2007 - 2008 Carlos E. Moore
2008 - 2009 Stephanie R. Jones
2009 - 2010 Corey D. Hinshaw
2010 - 2011 Tiffany M. Graves
2011 - 2012 Jennie S.H. Pitts
2012 - 2013 Alison B. Baker
2013 - 2014 Michael S. Carr
2014 - 2015 Jeremy T. England
2015 - 2016 Clarence Webster III
2016 - 2017 G. Austin Stewart
2017 - 2018 Matthew D. Shoemaker