Chelsea C. Lewis

Chelsea C. Lewis







  • University of Alabama, J.D.
  • University of Mississippi, B.A. in Public Policy Leadership, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2016
  • Alabama, 2022


  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Chelsea has a passion for new experiences that help her see every side of a problem. For her, those experiences include a year in Ireland getting her Master’s degree, working as a civil rights litigator, and clerking for a federal district court judge. Drawing from her various experiences and her desire to always challenge herself, Chelsea has the ability to think through the long-term development of a case in order to find the best resolution. Chelsea believes that nothing that can be done today should be put off until tomorrow, and that is why clients can always expect thorough and honest hard work from Chelsea, no matter the case. When she’s not being a tough advocate for her clients, Chelsea can be found reading her favorite Mississippi authors and serving on the founding board of a non-profit that provides daily meals to children in her hometown.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

  • FormanWatkins Pro Bono Star, 2020
  • Selected to Mid-South Rising Stars (2021, 2022)

Organization/Committee Memberships

  • Give & Take Kitchen, Board Member
  • Jackson Young Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • American Inns of Court, Charles Clark Chapter, Associate Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Lott Leadership Institute Lunch & Learn, University of Mississippi, March 2021
  • Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Freshman Orientation Keynote Speaker, 2017

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Stewpot Volunteer

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Samaritan (Pro Bono and Community Service Award)
  • Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2011 George J. Mitchell Scholar
  • 2010 Harry S. Truman Scholar
  • Ole Miss Hall of Fame

Previous Experience

  • Law Fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Abdul Kallon, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama