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Gov. Bryant appoints Sen. Sean Tindell to Mississippi Court of Appeals

Sean Tindell

Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Sen. Sean Tindell to serve on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. 

Tindell will be replacing David Ishee, who was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in September. His appointment is effective November 2.

“Senator Tindell’s experience as a prosecutor and his work in private practice make him the perfect fit to serve on the Court of Appeals,” Gov. Bryant said. “I am pleased he has agreed to accept this appointment.”

Tindell who is 43, has represented District 49, which includes parts of Harrison County, in the Mississippi State Senate since 2012. He serves as chairman of the Senate Tourism Committee. From 2012 to 2007, he was an assistant district attorney for Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties. In 2007 he entered into private practice while serving as a prosecutor for the city of Biloxi and as city attorney for the city of Diamondhead.

“I have taken great pride as a senator in working with Governor Bryant, Lieutenant governor Reeves, Speaker Gunn, other legislators and state leaders to enact legislation that improves the lives of all Mississippians,” Tindell said. “It is with great excitement, humility and enthusiasm that I accept Governor Bryant’s appointment to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Rest assured, I will continue to work tirelessly to see that the rights of all Mississippians are protected, our constitution is adhered to and justice prevails.”

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves had this to say on Tindell’s appointment.

“Sean is a skilled attorney with the ability to review issues with an open-mindedness and decisiveness that is required on the bench. As a friend and key member of my leadership team, I have relied on his advice and guidance, and his skills as a legislator will be missed in the Senate. The Legislature’s loss is the Judiciary’s gain and I commend Gov. Bryant on his selection.”

Tindell is a graduate of Southern Miss in 1996 where he received a bachelor’s in business administration. He earned his masters in business from USM in 1998 and received a juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 2001.

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