Debra M. Brown
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi|
November 5, 2013
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Allen Pepper|
|Born||1963 (age 49–50)
Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
|Alma mater||Mississippi State University,
University of Mississippi, Oxford
Debra Marie Brown (born 1963) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Brown was born in 1963, in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture in 1987, from Mississippi State University. Prior to attending law school, she worked as an architect in the Washington, D.C. area. She received a Juris Doctor in 1997, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. After graduation, she worked at the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP for more than fourteen years. Since 2012, she has been a shareholder at the law firm of Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. in Jackson, Mississippi, where she handles a wide variety of commercial litigation matters before both federal and state courts. From 2003 to 2004, she served as President of the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association.
Nomination to district court
On May 16, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Brown to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, to the seat vacated by Judge W. Allen Pepper, Jr., who died on January 24, 2012. The Senate Judiciary Committee reported her nomination to the full Senate on August 1st, 2013 by voice vote. Brown was confirmed as a district judge on November 4, 2013 by a vote of 90-0. She received her judicial commission on November 5, 2013.
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