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.

Fellows Roster

Mississippi Bar Foundation 2018 Fellows Induction 


Twenty attorneys were inducted as “Fellows” of the Bar Foundation at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on April 5 in Jackson.  

Pictured (2nd row, left to right) Dennis W. Miller, Jackson; J. Douglas Minor, Jr., Jackson; Hubbard T. Saunders IV, Jackson; L. Grant Bennett, Hattiesburg; Pope S. Mallette, Oxford; Judge M. Ronald Doleac, Hattiesburg; Judge Lee J. Howard IV, Starkville; Roy A. Smith, Jr., Jackson; James M. Hood III, Jackson; and Timothy C. Holleman, Gulfport.

(Seated, left to right) – John Booth Farese, Ashland; Willie T. Abston, Brandon; Kathy K. Smith, Jackson; Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders, Natchez; Anna C. Furr, Jackson; Judge Virginia Wilson Mounger, Jackson; Cecile C. Edwards, Jackson; Judge F. Keith Ball, Jackson; and John G. Wheeler, Tupelo.

Not pictured:  Andrew J. Kilpatrick, Jr., Grenada.