Board of Directors


Ellen Robb
Hagwood and Tipton
Practice Area: Healthcare Law


Sara Cotten
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project


Shunda Baldwin
Partner, Gibbs Travis, PLLC
Practice Area: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, General Civil Litigation


Laurel Li Harris
Porter & Malouf
Practice Area: Products Liability and Mass Torts

Director of Communications

Carpenter Marsalis
Assistant District Attorney, 15th Circuit Court District
Practice Area: Criminal Law

Director of Membership

Blythe Lollar
Baker Donaldson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
Practice Area: Labor & Employment; Business Litigation

Director of State Awards

Carlyn Hick
Director, Mission First Legal Aid Office

Director of Socials

Jessica Pullman
Special Assistant Attorney General, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office
Practice Area: Public Integrity Division

Director of Meetings & Speakers

Tametrice Hodges
Assistant District Attorney, 7th Circuit Court District
Practice Area: Criminal Law

Charitable Liaison

RaToya Gilmer
Managing Partner, Gilmer & Green Legal Group, PLLC
Practice Areas: Family Law; Personal Injury; Wills & Estates

Liaison: Mississippi College School of Law

Stevie Rushing
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Practice Area: Litigation

Liaison: University of Mississippi School of Law

Nicole McLaughlin
Executive Director, Mississippi Access to Justice Commission

Liaison: North Mississippi – Delta

Ja’Nekia Barton
Law Office of Ja’Nekia W. Barton
Practice Area: General Litigation

Liaison: North Mississippi – Oxford

Denise Fondren
Hickman Fondren PLLC
Practice Area: Family Law; Criminal Law; Personal Injury

Liaison: North Mississippi – South Memphis

Victoria Washington
Washington Law Firm PLLC
Practice Area: Criminal Law; Post-Conviction Relief

Liaison: South Mississippi – Gulf Coast

Elise Deano
The Law Office of Elise Epperson Deano, P.A.
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Divorce & Child Custody; Wills & Estates, Youth Court

Immediate Past President

Catherine Bell
McAngus Goudelock & Couric
Practice Area: Insurance Defense