Appellate Practice

The purpose of the Appellate Practice Section is to promote the skillful, efficient, and effective practice of appellate law and oral advocacy before our appellate courts.


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Appellate Practice Section
2022-2023 Executive Committee

Samuel Gregory, Jackson
Baker Donelson
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(601) 351-2400

Vice Chair
Simon Bailey, Jackson
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(601) 592-9941

Candice Rucker, Jackson
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
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(228) 679-1084

Past Chair
Barbara W. Byrd, Madison
MS Attorney General’s Office
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(601) 359-4169

Member at Large (8/2020-7/2023)
Julian Miller, Jackson
Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP
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(601) 960-8600

Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Krissy C. Nobile, Jackson
MS Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel
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(601) 359-5687

Member at Large (8/2022-7/2025)
Carolina Baker Smith, Ridgeland
Butler Snow LLP
[email protected]
(601) 985-4477