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 FormanWatkins' 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.

Professional Recognition

Important Litigation Involvement

  • Drafted briefing that resulted in summary judgment on all counts for wood products manufacturer in a products liability case involving wood dust exposure
  • Extensive motions practice in Mississippi commercial litigation involving claims of unfair competition
  • Investigated and negotiated resolution of several property disputes
  • Drafted briefing that led to summary judgment in favor of client in insurance coverage dispute
  • Successfully represented an asylum applicant in immigration court proceedings, including drafting pleadings, preparing client to testify in court, and arguing her case at hearing
  • Served on team representing coaches in factual development and investigation, preparing for NCAA interviews, drafting individual response to notices of allegation, and representing coaches at hearing before NCAA Committee on Infractions

News & Knowledge

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, since 2022: Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Selected to Mid-South Rising Stars (2020-2022)
  • FormanWatkins Pro Bono Star, 2020-2021

Organization/Committee Memberships

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

Speaking Engagements

  • “Taking on a Pro Bono Asylum Case,” PLI’s Pursuing Justice: The Pro Bono Files podcast, October 2021. Listen here.
  • “Incorporating Pro Bono Immigration Work Into Your Practice,” Immigration Law in MS 2019 CLE, June 14, 2019
  • “The Science That Scares Us and How It Can Help Us,” Asbestos Litigation Summit V, May 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Bankruptcies: The Relentless March of the Army of the Dead,” Asbestos Litigation Summit V, May 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Tenant Advocacy Project Co-Chair and Board Member

Previous Experience

  • Mississippi Center for Justice