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Brenda Tanner Redfern

Brenda concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation involving large, complex construction cases, contract disputes, surety law and employment law. Her practice includes trials, arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings with regulatory agencies. In November 2011, Brenda was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as a Commissioner for the Mississippi Ethics Commission. Brenda has extensive experience in business and as a manager in both the public and private sector. She handles general corporate matters, including the negotiation and drafting of multi-million dollar contracts, and advice from a legal, financial and practical, hands-on perspective. Over a thirty-year period, including four years as a full-time Assistant Professor of Business, Brenda has taught at Belhaven University, teaching various courses in Accounting, Business Law, Ethics and Public Administration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is also an instructor for the State of Mississippi’s certified public manager program. She is invited annually to speak to the Mississippi Bar’s “Top 25 Young Lawyers” and is a frequent speaker for other local and statewide organizations.


PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION
University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude (1987)
Stetson University, MAcc., summa cum laude (2011)
University of Mississippi, B.B.A. cum laude (1979)
Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi (1982)

Certified Public Manager, Mississippi (2002)


BAR ADMISSIONS
Mississippi State and Federal Courts
United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
DISTINCTIONS
Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women (1998) – Mississippi Business Journal

American Road & Transportation Builders Association and Transportation Development Foundation Young Executive Development Program (1998), Washington, D.C.


PUBLICATIONS & EVENTS
Co-Author, Lender Liability in Mississippi: Part II, Loan Commitments and Agreements, 59 Mississippi Law Journal 71 (1989)
Co-Author, Effective Loan Agreements, Commitments and Accommodation Letters: An Avoidance Approach to Lender Liability, Mississippi Banker’s Association (1988)
Co-Author, Lender Liability in Mississippi: A Survey, Comparison and Comment, 57 Mississippi Law Journal 1 (1987)

Co-Author, 1986 Mississippi Supreme Court Review, Criminal Law, 56 Mississippi Law Journal 677 (1986)


MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS
The Mississippi Bar
Former Deputy Executive Director of Administration with Mississippi Department of Transportation
Former Deputy Executive Director of Mississippi Gaming Commission
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants