Deneise Turner Lott
Administrative Judge

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Deneise Turner Lott has served as an Administrative Judge with the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission since November 1988. She is currently senior judge and is the first woman to hold that position. She was engaged in private law practice with an emphasis on disability claims before joining the Commission as a staff attorney. She served the Commission as senior staff attorney before becoming an Administrative Judge.

She graduated from the University of Mississippi cum laude with a B. A. degree in English. She also received her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She has served on several bar committees and has twice served as chair of the Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar. She has also taught administrative law and workers’ compensation law as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law. She regularly provides programs for continuing legal education credit on workers’ compensation topics.

Judge Lott co-chaired the Kids’ Chance Mediation Project which is designed to help fund the higher education of children of seriously disabled or deceased workers and which is sponsored by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar. She has twenty hours of mediation training and over 1000 hours of court-annexed settlement experience.

She is currently a member of the Mississippi Bar, the Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation Section, the Women in the Profession Committee, the Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Association, and the National Association of Women Judges.

Judge Lott may be reached by direct dial at 601-987-4262 or by Internet e-mail at dlott at (replace the 'at' with @ and remove the spaces).

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