Dennis C. Sweet

Partner


200 South Lamar Street
Suite 200 -- North Tower
Jackson, Mississippi  39201
Post Office Box 1178
Jackson, Mississippi  39215 

Phone:  (601) 965-8700
Fax:   (601) 965-8719
Email:   dennis.sweet@sweetandassociates.net 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:  
Juris Doctorate
The National Law Center
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
May, 1980 

Bachelor of Science in Economics
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, Mississippi
May, 1977 

WORK EXPERIENCE
 
Partner, Sweet & Associates        
Jackson, Mississippi
May 2006 until Present 

Partner, Sweet & Freese
Jackson, Mississippi
Birmingham, Alabama
November 2002 until April 2006 

Partner, Langston, Frazer, Sweet & Freese
Jackson, Mississippi
Birmingham, Alabama
1993 until October 2002 

Managing Partner, Dockins & Sweet
Jackson, Mississippi
1989 until 1993 

Associate
Owens & Owens Law Firm
Jackson, Mississippi
1987 until 1989 

Trial Lawyer
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Montgomery, Alabama
1984 until 1986 

Trial Lawyer
The Public Defender Service for the
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
1980 until 1984

COURTS ADMITTED

TO PRACTICE:   
District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1981)
United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1984) 
United States District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1984) 
United States Supreme Court (1985) 
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (1985) 
Alabama Supreme Court (1985) 
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (1985) 
Mississippi Supreme Court (1985) 
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (1986) 
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1990)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:  
Committee Member
Criminal Practice Institute
Washington, D.C. 

Teaching Team Member
Introduction to Trial Advocacy
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1984 until Present 
 
Instructor
The National Criminal Defense College
Macon, Georgia
1986 until 1990

Board of Trustees
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS  

Board of Trustees
Mississippi Capitol Resource Center
Jackson, Mississippi 

Board of Bar Commissioners
Mississippi State Bar
1990 until 1993 

Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
Mississippi College School of Law
Jackson, Mississippi 

Board of Trustees
Southern Prisoner’s Defense Committee
Atlanta, Georgia 

Board Member
Attorney Information Exchange Group
Birmingham, Alabama 
National Bar Association
Member 

Magnolia Bar Association
Member 

American Trial Lawyers Association
Member 

Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
Member