Home » Newsmakers » Mitchell tapped as D.A.

Mitchell tapped as D.A.

Gov. Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Brenda F. Mitchell as district attorney in the 11th Circuit Court District, which includes Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica counties. Mitchell, who currently serves as interim district attorney, will begin her new duties immediately.

Mitchell has served as interim district attorney since Laurence Y. Mellen resigned the position Dec. 31, 2009; a special election will be held on Nov. 2 to fill the remainder of the term, which ends January 2012.

Mitchell has served as assistant district attorney since 1995. Previously, she was a staff attorney for North Mississippi Rural Legal Services in Cleveland and Clarksdale. Mitchell also was a legal consultant for the Center for Constitutional Rights in Greenville.

She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association.

Mitchell studied criminal justice at Mississippi Delta Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Mississippi. She received her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*