Justice Jimmy Maxwell Announces Campaign Committee

(Oxford, Miss.) Today, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Maxwell announced his Campaign Committee for the 2016 election. The committee is managed by Mabel M. Murphree, Ph.D. of Tupelo, and consists of a variety of business, community, and legal leaders throughout north Mississippi and the Delta. Murphree said, “I am honored that Jimmy asked me to serve as his campaign manager. I have known Justice Maxwell for over 15 years and have been impressed with his keen legal mind and his strong work ethic. He has gained the respect of his colleagues and judges throughout the district, which is evidenced by the support of the outstanding committee he has assembled. We look forward to running a positive and successful campaign.”

“I appreciate the willingness of those who have agreed to serve on our Campaign Committee,” said Justice Maxwell. “I am humbled by their endorsements, and am excited about their active work to ensure we run a strong district-wide campaign.”

Campaign Committee:

Buddy Allen

Nick Ardillo

Mike Armour

Phillip J. Bailey

Nicole Akins Boyd

Jack B. Brabham

John Rodgers Brashier

Wilton V. “Trey” Byars, III

W. B. “Bo” Calhoun, M.D.

George Carlson

Kenneth Coghlan

Edward “Ted” Connell, Jr.

Scott Coopwood

George P. Cossar, III

Mark H. Craig, M.D.

Johnny Crane

Bill Crump

Sluggo Davis

William Hull Davis, Jr.

Kevin Doddridge

Karen Elam, Ph.D.

Anthony L. Farese

Jack Forbus

Sheila M. Freely

Rex Gillis

Ben Perry Green

Tom Gresham

Bobby Harper

Lisa Hawkins

Diane Hawks

Larry Homan

Shane Hooper

Norris Howell, D.D.S

Ellen Jernigan

Pete Johnson

Rhonda Keenum

Nan B. Lott

Bobby P. Martin

J. Cal Mayo, Jr.

John D. Mayo

Glenn McCullough, Jr.

Floyd Melton, III

Larry Michael

Guy W. Mitchell, III

Johnny Morgan

Belinda Morris

Walter C. Morrison, IV

William C. Murphree

Merrill K. Nordstrom

Tori Nunnelee

John S. Oxford

Fred C. Permenter, Jr.

John F. “Jay” Perry, III

Tom Pittman

Kirkham Povall

Brad Prewitt

Allen Puckett, III

Billy Quin

Donna Ruth Roberts

Jason Shelton

Briggs Smith

Arthur D. “Art” Spratlin

J. Clayton Stanley

John W. Starr, D.M.D

Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland

Charles J. Swayze, Jr.

Pat Tatum

Denny Terrell

Todd Threadgill, M.D.

William F. Travis

Al Tuck

A. Thomas Tucker, Jr.

Rachel Pierce Waide

A. M. Zeidman

Justice Jimmy Maxwell of Oxford was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court on January 1, 2016 by Governor Phil Bryant. He previously served as a judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals, having been initially appointed by Governor Haley Barbour, then elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014. He led the Court of Appeals in majority opinions in 2015 and authored more than 350 majority opinions while on the court.

Justice Maxwell earned his undergraduate degree and juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi. He practiced civil law in Jackson before returning to Oxford to serve as Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi.

As a federal prosecutor, he represented the United States Department of Justice in prosecutions and jury trials of public corruption and white collar fraud cases, as well as money laundering, drug trafficking, immigration, and gang-related crimes. He served as Corporate Fraud Coordinator and participated on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He received various commendations from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Justice Maxwell has been elected to a variety of legal positions. He is a past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Lafayette County Bar Association, and Tri-County Young Lawyers. He has also served on the Board of Bar Commissioners, the Mississippi Bar Foundation, the Diversity in the Law Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Prosecutors Association. He is a graduate of Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program.

Justice Maxwell frequently lectures on appellate and trial advocacy, legal writing, and Mississippi’s judicial system. He and his wife Mindy have two children, Trip and Mae. The Maxwells are active members of First Baptist Church, Oxford.

Mississippi’s Northern Supreme Court District included the following 33 counties: Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha. For more information about Justice Maxwell visit www.maxwellforjustice.com