Sean J. Tindell
District 5, Position 2
Judge Sean J. Tindell of Gulfport was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals on October 17, 2017. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed him to the vacancy created by Judge David Ishee’s appointment to the Supreme Court.
Judge Tindell served in the Mississippi Senate, representing District 49, from 2012 until his appointment to the bench. He was chairman of the Senate Judiciary A Committee and vice chairman of the Senate Tourism Committee. He was an assistant district attorney for the Second Circuit District of Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties from 2002 to 2007. He entered private practice in 2007, also serving as a prosecutor for the city of Biloxi and as city attorney for the city of Diamondhead.
Tindell earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He participated in a study abroad program with an emphasis in finance at the London School of Economics. He earned a juris doctorate in 2001 from Mississippi College School of Law, where he served as student body president and earned honors of American jurisprudence in counseling and negotiations and domestic relations.
Tindell grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is the son of Tom and Dora Harvey of Biloxi, and the late Sidney Tindell of Biloxi. He and his wife Claire live in Gulfport with their four children, Sam, John Thomas, Meredith and Henry.