Columbus Business Attorney John Brady to Run for Supreme Court

We must correctly interpret and apply the laws without attempting to fit laws into a specific case for a specific outcome.

Columbus Business attorney John Brady recently announced that he is a candidate for the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1. Brady officially filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office following the announcement by Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar that she is retiring. The election will be held in November.

Brady stated, “Justice Ann Lamar answered the call to public service years ago and has worked hard to keep her fellow Mississippians safe whether as a Circuit Court Judge, a District Attorney or as a Mississippi Supreme Court Justice. We should be proud of her service and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

Brady stated, “In 2016, we have seen and will see several changes on our Supreme Court. I want to continue the legacy of congeniality and professionalism that has been hallmarks of the Chief Justice’s court.”

Brady concluded, “The Mississippi Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of litigated matters in Mississippi. I want to make sure that all parties get a fair and expeditious trial and review by correctly interpreting the Mississippi Constitution and the laws enacted by legislative authority, without infringing upon the legislature’s role as lawmakers.”

Brady is in his 22nd year of practicing law. He is a shareholder in the Columbus office of Mitchell, McNutt & Sams law firm, which has four offices in north Mississippi. Brady helps businesses and individuals successfully defend lawsuits in court. He has extensive trial experience in all Mississippi state and federal courts having defended business owners and their employees, governmental entities, nursing homes, renal care facilities and doctors.

Brady has represented numerous clients before appellate courts, including the Mississippi Supreme Court, Mississippi Court of Appeals and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before becoming a shareholder at Mitchell McNutt & Sam’s. Brady worked in the automotive product liability section with Watkins & Eager law firm in Jackson. Prior thereto, He practiced insurance defense litigation with McCoy Wilkins Stephens & Tipton.

Brady has served on the Mississippi Bar Executive Committee and as a Mississippi Bar Commissioner. He has served in numerous capacities with Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, having served as president in 2013. Brady is a longstanding member of the Defense Research Institute, a national organization for lawyers who practice civil defense litigation. On a local level, John served as president of the Lowndes County Bar Association.

Brady has also been involved with several local business and civic organizations. Currently he serves on the Cadence Bank Advisory Board and, until recently, served on the Lowndes County Republican Party Executive Committee. Brady is past president of the Columbus Rotary Club and was elected by other business leaders to the Golden Triangle Development Link Trust Board of Directors. He has been actively involved in community service, including as president of Main Street Columbus and with the United Way of Lowndes County and Columbus Arts Council.

Brady attended Mississippi College School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1994. While in law school, he was selected to be a member of the Mississippi College Law School Law Review and was elected president of the Student Bar Association. Brady received his undergraduate degree in political science from Mississippi State University. While at MSU, he was elected to the student government association as senator and worked in Washington, DC, with a special events coordinator for the Republican National Committee.

Brady and his wife Jennifer have two children, Rachel (15) and Hannah (13). Jennifer, originally from Southaven, is the Director of Development at Heritage Academy in Columbus. He and his family attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he has served in many leadership positions, including Senior Warden.

John Brady Committee Release
1/25/16