Brehm Bell Named by MS Supreme Court to State’s Bar Complaint Tribunal
The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed Bay St. Louis attorney Brehm T. Bell to serve on the state’s Bar Complaint Tribunal, along with four other new members from across the state.
“It was an unexpected honor to be asked to serve in this capacity,” said Bell. “I’m humbled to join this group of distinguished attorneys and judges who work to ensure that lawyers across the state maintain the highest ethical standards within their varied areas of practice.”
Members of the Complaint Tribunal hear and decide disciplinary matters arising out of complaints against attorneys. Discipline may range from private reprimand to disbarment. Decisions from the Complaint Tribunal may be appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court and actions by the Complaint Tribunal are final if not appealed.
The 27-member Complaint Tribunal is made up of nine judges and 18 lawyers selected by the nine members of the Supreme Court from three Supreme Court districts. The Complaint Tribunal sits in panels of three, with each panel comprised of two attorneys and one judge.
Other new appointees include Hinds County Court Judge LaRita Cooper-Stokes of Jackson, Circuit Judge Anthony A. Mozingo of Purvis, Circuit Judge Smith Murphey V of Batesville and attorney William H. Davis Jr. of Corinth. Attorney Brandon I. Dorsey of Jackson, who has served on the Tribunal for the past three years, was reappointed. Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. issued an order making the appointments in December.