The Mississippi Supreme Court reappointed Corinth attorney William H. Davis Jr. and four others to the Bar Complaint Tribunal.
The court made a new appointment of Clarence Webster III and reappointed Davis along with Circuit Judge Anthony A. Mozingo of Oak Grove, Hinds County Court Judge LaRita Cooper Stokes, Circuit Judge Smith Murphey V of Batesville and attorney Brehm T. Bell of Bay St. Louis.
Chief Justice Mike Randolph signed the appointments order on Nov. 5. The three-year terms will begin Jan. 1, 2021.
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. 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.
Davis practices law with the firm of Clayton O’Donnell in Corinth.
He practice areas include corporate transactions, commercial litigation, business torts, labor and employment litigation, insurance defense, wrongful death defense, and banking and collection actions. He represents cities, counties and school districts in civil rights and constitutional law litigation and in transactional matters.
He is a member and past president of the Corinth Rotary Club, serves as a board member of the Benjamin and Corinne Pierce Foundation and serves as an advisory board member of both the C.A.R.E. community foundation and the Yocona Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a den leader for Cub Scout Pack 123. He is a past officer and board member of the United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County, Main Street Corinth and the Corinth Historic Preservation Commission. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.
Webster, who practices with the Bradley law firm in Jackson, will replace attorney Brandon I. Dorsey on the tribunal.