Lilli Evans Bass

Lilli Evans Bass prides herself in client satisfaction and communication as well as in representing each client with integrity, determination, and zealous advocacy.  Lilli has significant trial experience in both federal and state courts having tried cases in the areas of general and automobile liability, medical malpractice, employment law, and premises liability to a jury.  She also practices in the areas of government and administrative law and represents government entities as both general and defense counsel.  Lilli focuses on being more than an advocate and trusted advisor but also on helping her clients avoid litigation if possible.

Lilli Evans Bass was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated as Valedictorian from Saint Joseph Catholic School.  She attended Tougaloo College where she graduated summa cum laude before attending law school at the University of Mississippi, where she graduated cum laude.  While in law school, Lilli participated in both national and international mediation, negotiation, and trial competitions.  Following graduation, she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable George C. Carlson, Jr., Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, and then began practicing law with a civil defense firm in the Jackson area.

Lilli co-founded Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC, to blend the vast resources and accumulated wisdom of dynamic attorneys in order to deliver the stellar caliber of representation that should be demanded both inside and outside the courtroom.  It is her belief that integrity and professionalism must be visible in every action, and she values client relationships with open and honest communication.

Lilli currently serves as Municipal Judge for the City of Yazoo City.  She is also actively involved in numerous community and legal organizations.  Lilli is a member of Saint Richard Catholic Church and resides in Jackson with her husband and daughter.

Admitted to bar

• Mississippi, 2008

Education

  • Tougaloo College (B.A., summa cum laude, 2005)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Vice President, Law Association for Women
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Pretrial Practice
    • Civil Legal Clinic, Child Advocacy Division
    • Intern with the Honorable S. Allan Alexander, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Judicial Clerkship

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable George C. Carlson, Jr., Presiding Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Magnolia Bar Association
    • President, 2017-2018
    • President-Elect, 2016-2017
    • Central District Director, 2015-2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
    • Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2013
  • Past Member of the Women Build Steering Committee for Habitat for Humanity

Honors and Distinctions

  • Consistently named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for work in Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2018-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in 2020 Women in the Law by The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Awarded the Women’s Leadership Award by the Empowering Progressive Women’s Association, 2019
  • Named one of Mississippi’s Top Entrepreneurs by Mississippi Business Journal, 2018
  • Named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by Mississippi Business Journal, 2016
  • Named as Top 50 under 40 Outstanding Business Leaders by Mississippi Business Journal, 2015
  • Municipal Judge for City of Yazoo City, Mississippi, appointed 2014
  • Named as Top Lawyers in Mississippi by the Legal Network, 2013
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