Adams and Reese Partner Gee Ogletree, in the firm’s Jackson office, was appointed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to the Supreme Court of Mississippi’s Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention, a five-person committee overseen by Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr.
The Committee will deal expeditiously with any allegations of ethical misconduct in campaigns for judicial office. This year, there will be elections for a total of seven new Chancery Court and Circuit Court Judgeships created by a Mississippi House Bill 703.
At Adams and Reese, Ogletree is the founding partner and leader of the Forestry team. He practices primarily in the areas of forestry, real estate, natural resources, zoning, environmental and business matters.
Ogletree is active in the American Bar Association, having served on the Council of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, and having served two terms as Chair of the Forest Resources Committee that included development of a forestry educational tool for classroom teaching. He is general counsel for the Mississippi Forestry Association and the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association. He is also an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, teaching Real Estate Finance and Development.