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Alysson Mills

Alysson practices in federal courts across the nation and in state courts in Mississippi and Louisiana.  

Alysson's practice is diverse. She represents businesses in all forms of litigation and clients of all backgrounds in cases implicating the First Amendment. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel and represents indigent criminal defendants in federal courts. She has won precedent-setting cases for clients ranging from large corporations to civil rights plaintiffs.

A large part of Alysson's practice is dedicated to appeals. She has represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal courts of appeals, and the Mississippi and Louisiana Supreme Courts. She regularly argues in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Alysson is the court-appointed receiver in Securities & Exchange Commission vs. Adams, et al., No. 3:18-cv-252 (S.D. Miss.), and charged with recovering money for victims of Mississippi's largest Ponzi scheme. For more information, visit www.madisontimberreceiver.com.

Alysson is a certified mediator.

Bar Admissions

Mississippi

Louisiana

Tennessee

amills@millsamond.com

New Orleans: 504-383-0332

Jackson: 601-812-6332

direct phone/fax: 504-586-5253

Bar Admissions

Mississippi

Louisiana

Tennessee

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Mississippi state courts

Louisiana state courts

Professional Affiliations

Mississippi Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit

American Bar Association

National Association Federal Equity Receivers

Recognition

Louisiana State Bar's Pro Bono Century Award, 2021

Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” 2020

Super Lawyers "Super Lawyer," since 2019

Louisiana’s “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year,” 2016

Pro Bono Project’s “Volunteer Appreciation Award,” 2014

CityBusiness’s “Leadership in Law Award,” 2013

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law​, Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal

  • MPhil, with distinction, Trinity College Dublin

  • B.A. in French and B.A. in International Studies, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi

Clerkship

  • Clerk to the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Boards of Directors 

Teaching Posts

  • Tulane University, Adjunct Professor, First Amendment and the Media, 2013-2021

  • University of Mississippi Sally McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College, Adjunct Professor, The First Amendment in 2017

Publications/Presentations

  • Panelist, “How to Draft an Effective Status Report,” National Association for Federal Equity Receivers Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2022

  • Panelist, "Case Law Update," National Association for Federal Equity Receivers Annual Conference, October 21, 2021

  • Panelist, "Receiver's Huddle," National Association for Federal Equity Receivers webinar, August 4, 2021

  • Panelist, "Trending Legal Issues," Louisiana State Bar Association’s Diversity Conclave, March 8, 2019

  • Panelist, "Right to Brady in the age of plea bargaining: Alvarez v. City of Brownsville," Georgetown University Law Center, November 6, 2018

  • Guest Speaker, "Copyrights and Trademarks," Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism, September 24, 2018

  • Guest Speaker, "Copyrights and Trademarks," Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism, August 5, 2018

  • Author, amicus brief on behalf of the Innocence Project, Inc., the Innocence Project of Texas, the Innocence Project New Orleans, and the University of Mississippi School of Law George C. Cochran Innocence Project, filed in Alvarez v. City of Brownsville, No. 16-40772 (5th Cir. 2018)

  • Author, A tribute to Judge E. Grady Jolly, 87 Miss. L.J. 41 (2018)

  • Guest Speaker, "Law for Advertisers," Southeast Tourism Society, December 5, 2017

  • Guest Speaker, "The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy," Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, May 5, 2017

  • Panelist, "Civil Rights Etouffee," Federal Bar Association Civil Rights Section, April 7, 2017

  • Guest Speaker, "Fake News and the First Amendment," Association for Women Attorneys, March 17, 2017

  • Panelist, "Eastern District of Louisiana Civil Pro Bono Panel," New Orleans Federal Bar Association, April 2016

  • Author, amicus brief on behalf of 63 law professors in support of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s efforts to compel the Department of Justice to publicly disclose its Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book, filed in NACDL v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice, No. 15-5051 (D.C. Cir. 2015)

  • Panelist, "Media 101: What to Do When a Reporter Calls," New Orleans Bar Association, December 2014

  • Author, "Constance McMillen: Extending the Rights of LGBT Students," American Bar Association, January 2011

 

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern

Districts of Mississippi

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle,

and Western Districts of Louisiana

Mississippi state courts

Louisiana state courts