Judge Trent Favre named as Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation

August 7, 2023

Hancock County Court Judge S. Trent Favre of Kiln was recently named as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.

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Twenty members of the Mississippi Bar were inducted as Fellows on July 18, 2023, at the Mississippi Bar Convention in Biloxi. The Fellow designation is the Foundation’s highest honor. Only 10 percent of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a fellow. Selection is recognition by peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence and leadership. Fellows are selected for membership based not only on their excellence as a lawyer but also by their dedication and service to the public and profession.

Judge Favre is the first jurist to sit on the bench for the County Court of Hancock County. He also serves as Youth Court judge. His appointment began Jan. 1, 2018, the date that the County Court became active. He has since been elected twice. The Commission on Children’s Justice honored him as one of its Champions for Children in 2019. The Mississippi Bar honored him with the 2020 Judicial Excellence Award. The Supreme Court appointed him to the Access to Justice Commission in 2021.

Judge Favre previously served as City Attorney for Bay St. Louis and was an assistant prosecutor for Bay St. Louis and the Hancock County Justice Court. He also represented Hancock Medical Center’s Board of Trustees and the Hancock County E-911 Commission. He graduated cum laude from Millsaps College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a minor in French. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.