Catherine Pettis Rule

Catherine Pettis Rule






  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Baylor, Bachelor of Communication Studies, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2021

When Catherine Pettis Rule sets her mind on something, there's no stopping her. She will fight, learn, and work relentlessly until she achieves her goal. That's why clients can always trust that Catherine will be a passionate, motivated advocate who keeps her clients' best interests in mind at all times. With a background in marketing, and a deep love for her friends and family, Catherine is a compassionate lawyer who cares about her clients businesses and livelihoods and fights for them as if they were her own. Clients can always expect Catherine to bring creativity and an enthusiastic effort to their case, making her a trustworthy teammate and the ideal partner clients want in their corner.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition







Pro Bono & Community Service

  • FormanWatkins Pro Bono Star
  • Junior League of Jackson

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyer Award, 2018
  • Student Bar Association – President; Treasurer
  • Mississippi Law Journal – Business Manager, Vol. 89; Staff Editor, Vol. 88
  • Negotiation Board
  • Dean’s Leadership Council, Vice President
  • Christian Legal Society, Treasurer
  • Phi Delta Phi


  • Adoption Ain’t an Option: The Need for Embryo Transfer Laws in Mississippi,” 89 MISS. L.J. (2020)
  • Law School Dean Wanted: A Woman for All Seasons,” Susan Duncan, Karen Lott & Catherine Pettis, 65 Vill. L. Rev. 1083 (2020)

Previous Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David C. Bramlette, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi