About Judge Terrett
Toni Walker Terrett currently serves one of the judges for the Ninth Judicial District Circuit Court. She was elected in November 2018 and is the first woman to serve the district in this capacity. She previously served as a judge for the city of Vicksburg for more than nine years in the following areas– community court judge, municipal judge pro tem and senior municipal judge. She is the former director of the Vicksburg Domestic Violence Victim’s Empowerment program.
Prior to her judicial career, she worked in private practice as a solo practitioner. In addition to representing clients in a variety of legal matters, her background includes experience as a Drug Court Public Defender, law clerk to Ninth District Chancellor Vicki Barnes, and contract attorney for the Mississippi Center for Legal Services.
She is the recipient of various awards and recognitions and was named a fellow with the Judicial Engagement Network. She is active or has been active in community with organizations such as Mountain of Faith Ministries, the Cary Christian Center, the United Way of West Central Mississippi and the Salvation Army. She is a member of the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Mt. Alban M.B. Church where she serves as pianist for the Women of Faith Choir.
Terrett is a magna cum laude graduate of Vicksburg High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tougaloo College and master’s in journalism from the University of Memphis. She also studied at Purdue University. She graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law and is a member of the American Bar, Mississippi Bar, Warren County and Magnolia Bar Associations. She has served on the faculty of Alcorn State University teaching mass communications law and social media courses.
Terrett and her husband, Andre, are the proud parents of five children, Gabrielle, Aaron, Samuel, Elysse and Ellis.