Judge Toni Walker Terrett is a native of Vicksburg, MS, the first of three
daughters born to Ernest and Martha Walker. She was educated in the
Vicksburg-Warren School District. She is a Hall of Fame honor graduate
of Vicksburg High School where she was active in the band, tennis team,
choir and other school groups.

Judge Terrett studied chemistry at Tougaloo College where she served
as editor of the school newspaper, The Harambee, for two years, sang
in the Tougaloo College Gospel Choir and participated in Student
Government. She graduated magna cum laude from Tougaloo in 1996.

Judge Terrett received her Master's Degree in Journalism from the
University of Memphis in 1998 and a Juris Doctor degree from the
Mississippi College School of Law in 2005. While in law school, she was
active with the LegalEye student newspaper and the Black Students Law
Association. She also gave birth to her three youngest children while in
law school having enrolled with a two-year-old and four-year-old in tow.
It was a challenge, but she made it by the grace of God.

Judge Terrett began her legal career as a law clerk for Miss. Ninth
District Chancellor Vicki Roach Barnes. From there, she left to start her
own law practice. In additional to zealously representing her clients,
Judge Terrett also served as a Drug Court Public Defender and
Community Court Judge and Judge Pro Tem for the City of Vicksburg.

In 2013, Judge Terrett became the Vicksburg Municipal Court's third
full-time judge. In addition to overseeing the court's busy docket, she
serves as the coordinator for the Vicksburg Domestic Violence Victims'
Empowerment Program. She balances her judicial service with teaching
duties at Alcorn State University.

Judge Terrett is the married mother of five children. She and her family
are active members of Mt. Alban M.B. Church.

Judge Terrett serves as the musician for the Women of Faith choir at Mt.
Alban. She is an active member of the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Vice President of the Board of Directors
for Mountain of Faith Ministries. She has been active in the local
community as a Girl Scout leader, Faith Fest co-chairperson, mentor
and volunteer.  She is also a current member of the Warren County,
Mississippi and Magnolia Bar Associations.

One of her favorite scriptures is Matthew 6:33 -  But seek ye first the
kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be
added unto you.
ABOUT JUDGE TERRETT
Highlights

2018 Social Action Trailblazer
Award, Southern Region of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Featured as 2017 Community
Hero, The Vicksburg Post

Recognized at "I Am Vicksburg"
Big Hat Tea, Vicksburg
Association for Women, 2017

2017 "HOMETOWN HERO," The
Vicksburg Post

Presenter at National
Association for African American
Studies National Conference,
"Public Access to Police
Bodycam Video," 2017

2016 Leader in Law,
Mississippi Business Journal

2016 Community Awareness
Award, Mississippi Coalition
Against Domestic Violence

Mississippi Bar Leadership
Forum Class of 2015

Presenter at National
Association for African American
Studies National
Conference/research published
in monograph series, 2013

Featured on WLBT's "LawCall"
live call-in television show, 2011
Recoginized as one of
Mississippi's 50 Leading
Businesswomen, Miss.
Business Journal 2010

Recognized as one of "20 Under
40" by The Vicksburg Post
newspaper, 2008

Speaker/honoree, Vicksburg
Homecoming Benevolent Club,
2007

Staff Writer of the year, The
LegalEye, Mississippi College
School of Law, 2003-2004
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