JANS – Hinds County Circuit Judge Eleanor Faye Peterson of Jackson was recently named as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.
Twenty members of the Mississippi Bar were inducted as Fellows on July 18, 2023, at the Mississippi Bar Convention in Biloxi. The Fellow designation is the foundation’s highest honor. Only 10 percent of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a Fellow. Selection is recognition by peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence, and leadership. Fellows are selected for membership based not only on their excellence as a lawyer but also by their dedication and service to the public and profession.
Judge Peterson was elected to the Hinds County Circuit Court in November 2018 and reelected in 2022. She began her judicial service on Jan. 1, 2019. The Supreme Court appointed her earlier this year to the Bar Complaint Tribunal.
She served as Hinds County District Attorney 2001–2007 after working as an assistant district attorney. While engaging in private law practice, she also served as a family master in Hinds Chancery Court 2009-2018. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Jackson State University and a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law.