Appellate Practice

The purpose of the Appellate Practice Section is to promote the skillful, efficient, and effective practice of appellate law and oral advocacy before our appellate courts.


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Appellate Practice Section
2021-2022 Executive Committee

Barbara W. Byrd, Madison
MS Attorney General’s Office
(601) 359-4169

Vice Chair
Samuel Gregory, Jackson
Baker Donelson
(601) 351-2400

Simon Bailey, Jackson
(601) 592-9941

Past Chair
Kaytie Pickett, Jackson
Jones Walker
(601) 709-3344

Member at Large (8/2019-7/2022)
Candice Rucker, Jackson
MS Attorney General’s Office
(601) 359-3871

Member at Large (8/2020-7/2023)
Julian Miller, Jackson
Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP
(601) 960-8600

Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Krissy C. Nobile, Jackson
MS Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel
(601) 359-5687