LaKeysha Greer Isaac, formerly of Magnolia, becomes United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi

Alice Mitchell

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In a formal investiture service May 20, 2022, LaKeysha Greer Isaac, formerly of Magnolia, took the oath of office to assume the official role as United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi.

Prior to her appointment as magistrate, Isaac practiced law as a senior partner with Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi. In her nationwide litigation practice, she managed large teams of attorneys and paraprofessionals and served as coordinating counsel in complex toxic-tort and product-liability trials.

A graduate of South Pike High School, Millsaps College, and Emory University School of Law, Isaac is admitted to the Bar in Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. As a student at South Pike High School, Isaac won first place in the statewide writing contest sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association and participated on the Mock Trial team that won first place in the national competition in 1993. At Millsaps College, Isaac majored in Political Science with minors in English and the Classics. She served as president of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa.

A Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar, Isaac has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer seven times. Designated as one of 30 honorees at the 2017 Women to Watch Awards by Business Insurance Magazine to recognize achievements of women working in the risk management and insurance sector around the world, Isaac also has garnered accolades in the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mid-South; America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators; and America’s Top 7 Figure Litigators.

In addition, Isaac has co-chaired the professionalism committee of the Mississippi Bar Association and has served as president of the Junior League of Jackson, chairperson of the board of Goodwill Industries of Mississippi, a member of the board of directors for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and a member of the Millsaps College Board of Visitors.

Isaac has authored “Women Lawyers of Color: The Intersection of Race and Gender in Law Firms” and has presented “The Indispensable Paralegal” for Mississippi Paralegal Association, “Lawyer in Every Classroom” for Mississippi Bar Association, and “What is a Lawyer and What Do Lawyers Do?” for Magnolia Bar Association. She also has served as an instructor for the Trial Advocacy Academy, Louisiana State University School of Law.

Isaac resides in Madison, Mississippi, with husband Ronnie and daughter Ryleigh.

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