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lawyer , State supreme court justice

William Joel Blass, Lawyer, former state supreme court justice. Bar: Louisiana 1940, Mississippi 1947, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar, Mississippi State Bar, Phi Alpha Delta.

Background

Blass, William Joel was born on October 19, 1917 in Clinton, Mississippi, United States.

Education

AB, Louisiana State University, 1937; Juris Doctor (replaced Bachelor of Laws conferred 1940), Louisiana State University, 1967.

Career

Member, Mississippi House of Representatives, 1953-1960; professor of law, University Mississippi, 1965-1971; now of counsel, Mize Blass Lenoir and Laird, Gulfport, Mississippi. Member Mississippi Board Admissions, 1979-1985. Commissioner National Conference of Commissioners Uniform State Laws, 1980-1988.

Associate justice Mississippi Supreme Court, 1989-1991.

Achievements

  • Bar: Louisiana 1940, Mississippi 1947, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.

Membership

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar, Mississippi State Bar, Phi Alpha Delta.