The Mississippi Supreme Court recently hired 4 new law clerks:
Porter Wells of Brandon joined the staff of Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman. Wells earned a bachelor of arts degree in international studies with a second major in French at the University of Mississippi. She graduated from the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The Great Falls, Va., native earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Cydney Archie of Goshen Springs joined the staff of Justice Randy Pierce. Archie earned a bachelor of science degree from Mississippi University for Women, where she majored in communications with a minor in business management. She earned a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She previously worked for the Jackson law firm of Prince and Associates, PLLC.
Tyler Ellis of Jackson joined the staff of Justice Bill Waller Jr. Ellis, a native of Clarksdale, earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Mississippi State University. He was on the staff of the Mississippi Law Journal at the University of Mississippi School of Law, and graduated with honors. He previously served as a summer extern for Waller. He worked as a law clerk at the Clarksdale firm of Merkel & Cocke, PA. He also worked in the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and in the Cru General Counsel’s Office in Orlando.
Brinkley D. Shappley-Spillers of Flowood joined the staff of Presiding Justice Jess Dickinson. Shappley-Spillers grew up in Ripley and earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi with a double major in political science and history. She earned a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law, where she graduated first in her class. She previously worked as a summer intern for the Jackson law firm of Carroll, Warren and Parker, and as an extern for Senior Status Judge Neal Biggers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.