Bradley attorney Stephen Fritz has been selected as a Mississippi Legal Ambassador by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) and the Mississippi Justice Fund.
The Mississippi Legal Ambassadors Program runs from August through December, and involves extensive training in the areas of expungements, voting rights restoration and cultural competency, including required half-day expungement clinics.
Mr. Fritz is an associate in Bradley’s Jackson office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he assists clients on product liability and other tort claims, commercial disputes, and federal statutory claims. His practice frequently involves briefing dispositive motions and appeals and he works simultaneously on several mass-litigation teams, taking depositions, briefing Daubert motions, and weighing in on strategic litigation decisions. Mr. Fritz received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Fritz joined Teach for America and spent three years teaching middle school social studies in his hometown of Holmes County, Mississippi. He maintains a high level of community involvement and is dedicated to providing pro bono service, regularly participating in the MVLP pro bono program by volunteering at virtual and in-person legal clinics and taking cases for extended representation. Mr. Fritz also has experience with various Mississippi chancery court matters and federal habeas and has organized legal clinics through his work with the Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association.
Formed in 1982, the MVLP is a non-profit legal aid organization and was the nation’s first formal association of a state bar with representatives of the Legal Services Corporation. The association has resulted in a professional and productive partnership that has helped thousands of clients. In recent years, the organization has narrowed its services to exclusively assisting clients with domestic matters.