As Hancock County has continued to grow, the need for a County Court system became apparent and the creation of such a system was voted upon by the Board of Supervisors. On Monday, Governor Phil Bryant announced that he has appointed S. Trent Favre as the first person to sit on the bench as a Hancock County Court judge.
According to a proclamation issued by Governor Bryant, Favre’s appointment is effective January 1, 2018 (the date the court becomes active). In a statement, the Governor said that Favre’s experience will serve him well in his newly appointed position.
“Trent’s extensive experience in private practice, including his representation of governmental entities, will serve him and the people of Hancock County well in his new role,” Gov. Bryant said. “I am pleased he has accepted this appointment.”
Favre has worked at the Gulfport office of Wise, Carter, Child & Carraway since 2016. He currently serves as city attorney for Bay St. Louis. From 1997 to 2016, Favre worked in the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Jones Walker’s Gulfport office. He has also served as assistant prosecutor for Bay St. Louis and Hancock County Justice Court and has represented Hancock Medical Center’s board of trustees and the Hancock County E-911 Commission.
Favre is honored by Governor Bryant’s appointment, and looks forward to serving the county where he has lived for so long.
“I am truly honored and humbled to have been appointed by the governor as the first County Court judge for Hancock County,” Favre said. “As a lifelong resident of Hancock County, it has been my greatest privilege to serve my community in various ways. I am tremendously appreciative of this new opportunity to serve and I will do all I can to be a faithful servant of the laws of our great state and country.”
Favre graduated cum laude from Millsaps College in Jackson in 1996, earning a bachelor of arts in philosophy, with a minor in French. He received his Juris Doctorate from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999. As a law student, he served on the staff of the Mississippi Law Journal, was chosen law school student body secretary and was appellate director of the Moot Court Board.
Favre has been a member of the Mississippi Bar Association’s Commission on Character and Fitness since 2012. He is involved in numerous charities and nonprofits on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He attends First Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis.