Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Purvis attorney Rhea Sheldon chancery judge in south Mississippi’s 10th Chancery Court District, which consists of Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, and Perry counties.
Sheldon succeeds Judge Dawn Beam, who was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court by Bryant in December.
Sheldon has been in private law practice in Mississippi since 2003, and most recently she is a member of the Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Bar Associations.
In 2007, Sheldon was a recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Leading Business Women award. She is also a current member of the Mississippi Bar Ethics Committee.
Sheldon holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned her juris doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Sheldon is married to Jason Sheldon, and they have one child.
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