Courtney C. Hunt

Courtney C. Hunt






  • Harvard Law School, J.D., Edith W. Fine Fellow
  • Smith College, B.A. cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012

Before attending law school, Courtney worked in development and governmental relations at Teach for America. In her time there, she learned about the necessity and benefits of a lawyer's work. She received a law degree from Harvard, then spent five years as a public interest lawyer in Jackson before becoming an integral part of Forman Watkins’ strategic legal team. A strong believer in the Golden Rule, Courtney works hard for her clients because if the roles were reversed, that's what she would want, and that's ultimately what the client deserves. This accountability standard means clients can expect Courtney, as a compassionate advocate, to give her absolute best effort in their case. In addition, Courtney enjoys getting to know the little details of each case, learning something new every day and using her problem-solving skills and innovative thinking to help people. From her linguistic work in undergrad, to her developmental work with Teach for America, to her groundbreaking work with Mississippi Center for Justice on HIV discrimination, Courtney Hunt offers a fresh perspective to any problem.

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Tenant Advocacy Project Co-Chair and Board Member

Organizations/Committee Membership

  • Mississippi Access to Justice Commission Medical-Legal Partnership Sub-Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Mississippi College School of Law

Previous Experience

  • Mississippi Center for Justice

Speaking Engagements

  • Mississippi Access to Justice Commission’s Medical-Legal Partnership Learning Session, “HIV/AIDS Justice Project at the Mississippi Center for Justice,” May 2016
  • Mississippi Bar Health Law Section CLE, “Medical-Legal Partnership: A Key Strategy for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health,” May 2016

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project