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Supreme Court appoints Judge Treadway to Bar Complaint Tribunal

July 7, 2020

The Mississippi Supreme Court appointed DeSoto County Court Judge H. Craig Treadway to the Bar Complaint Tribunal on July 1.

Chancellor Charles Smith

Judge Treadway will serve out the Bar Complaint Tribunal term of retired Circuit Judge Andrew K. Howorth of Oxford. Judge Howorth retired June 30. Judge Treadway’s term is through Aug. 31, 2022.

Chief Justice Mike Randolph signed the appointment order on behalf of the unani-mous Supreme Court on July 1.

Judge Treadway has served as DeSoto County Court Judge for Post 2 since Feb. 27, 2017. Former Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Judge Treadway to the DeSoto County Court. He served as DeSoto County prosecuting attorney 1999 to February 2017.

Judge Treadway earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from the University of Mississippi in 1991. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1994.

Members of the Bar Complaint Tribunal hear and decide disciplinary matters arising from complaints against attorneys. Discipline may range from private reprimand to disbarment. Decisions from the Complaint Tribunal may be appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Actions by the Complaint Tribunal are final if not appealed.

The 27-member Complaint Tribunal is made up of nine judges and 18 lawyers selected by the nine members of the Supreme Court from three Supreme Court districts. The Complaint Tribunal sits in panels of three, with each panel comprised of two attorneys and one judge.