The Fellows designation is the Foundation's highest honor. Only 10% of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a fellow. Their selection is recognition by their peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence and leadership. Fellows are selected for membership based not only on their excellence as a lawyer but also by their dedication and service to the public and profession.

Mississippi Bar Foundation 2019 Fellows Induction



Fellows Roster

Twenty attorneys were elected as “Fellows” of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on April 11 in Jackson. 

 Pictured (2nd row, L to R) Judge Andrew K. Howorth, Oxford; William O. Luckett, Jr., Clarksdale; Thomas M. Fortner, Hattiesburg; David M. Allen, Pascagoula; James T. Dulin, Jr., Gulfport; Judge Halil S. Ozerden, Gulfport; Presiding Justice James W. Kitchens, Crystal Springs; Joe N. Tatum, Jackson; Robert James Young, Jackson; and William Liston III, Ridgeland.

(Seated, left to right) – Donna Brown Jacobs, Ridgeland; Judge Linda F. Coleman, Cleveland; Wilton V. Byars III, Oxford; J. Clifton Johnson II, Oxford; Judge Linda A. Thompson, Jackson; Granville Tate, Jr., Jackson; Alan M. Purdie, Ridgeland; Elizabeth Lee Maron, Ridgeland; and James L. Henley, Jr., Jackson.

Not pictured:  Judge Debra M. Brown, Greenville.