Bess Fisher

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Bess Fisher

Oxford Office

P (662)234-4845 | F (662)234-9071

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Bess joined the firm in 2022 and is an associate in the Oxford office. She attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as the Chair of the Negotiation Board and as Assistant Articles Editor and Social Chair for the Mississippi Law Journal. During law school, Bess was named the winner of The Closer National Transactional Law Competition, a unique, invitation-only transactional law competition focusing on contract drafting and negotiation. Before practicing law, Bess worked as a recruiter in the Office of Admissions at the University of Mississippi, serving as the Admissions Counselor for Lafayette County, Mississippi and 15 states in the Western part of the United States. Bess' practices in a wide range of areas, including bankruptcy and creditor's rights, civil litigation, real estate and estate planning, and corporate matters. Bess serves as outside counsel for a number of corporate clients, assisting with business compliance and transactional matters. Outside of the office, Bess enjoys baking, running outdoors, and reading. 



  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2022
    • Negotiation Board, Chair
    • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor and Social Chair
    • Winner of The Closer National Transactional Law Competition hosted by Baylor University (2022)
    • Class Marshal
  • University of Mississippi, B.A. in Political Science, Journalism, Cum Laude, 2017
    • Member of Columns Society
    • Ole Miss Ambassadors
    • Ole Miss Orientation Leader (2014 & 2015)
    • Chancellor's Leadership Class
    • Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Young Lawyers Division
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Seminar Speaker (2023)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law "Women in the Legal Professions" Panelist (2024)

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts, Mississippi
  • Northern District Federal Courts, Mississippi


  • Member of the Junior Auxiliary of Oxford, currently serving as President
  • Assistant Alumni Advisor, Ole Miss Tri Delta
  • Member, Oxford University United Methodist Church
  • Preliminary Judge, Miss Mississippi Organization
  • Leadership Lafayette graduate (2019)


  • “Swipe Up?”: Reality Stars Turned Influencers vs. College Athletes and the Road Ahead with Name, Image, and Likeness – Volume 10, Mississippi Sports Law Review (Spring 2021)

Previous Employment

  • University of Mississippi Office of Admissions, In-House Admissions Counselor (2017-2019)

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, September 2022