Malissa Wilson has joined Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP as a partner in the Jackson office. She has over 15 years of diverse litigation experience.
Wilson previously was a Senior Assistant City Attorney for Houston, Tex., and in-house counsel for a national insurance company overseeing cases in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi. She was also a senior associate with an area defense firm and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General.
Malissa graduated magna cum laude from Texas Southern University in Houston, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and went on to obtain a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She worked as a journalist and public relations practitioner before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law where she graduated cum laude in 2002. In law school, she was an executive board member of the Moot Court Board, vice president of the Law Association for Women; and, member of the National Security Law Journal. She was a finalist in the Moot Court Oral Competition, and she received the Outstanding Student Award for achieving the highest GPA. in legal research.
Wilson is a member of the public service organization Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has participated in the in-school mentorship program for Big Brothers & Big Sisters organization. She also does pro bono work on a variety of family law matters for local legal services agencies.
Wilson has served in leadership capacities on a number committees, including as board member of the Jackson Young Lawyers; chair of the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Diversity in the Law Committee; member of the Public Information Committee’s Media in the Law Subcommittee of the Mississippi Bar; member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications; member of the Ole Miss Central Mississippi Alumni Board; and, member of the NROUTE Transportation Commission of Vicksburg, Mississippi. She is also a 2004 graduate of Leadership Jackson.
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