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Dr. Denise Fondren

Board Member

M. Denise Fondren currently serves as Staff Attorney for the Earlene Gardner Victims Assistance Project at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services (NMRLS) in Oxford, MS. In this role, she provides legal assistance and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in twenty-seven northern Mississippi counties. She works closely with other service providers and community agencies to ensure victims are heard and assisted. She served in several different capacities at NMRLS prior to going to Law School such as Executive Assistant and Foreclosure Prevention Support Staff. She has been with NMRLS since 2010.


Denise earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Mississippi School of Law in May 2017 and was admitted to The Mississippi Bar September 2017. She also holds two Bachelors of Business Administration degrees from The University of Mississippi in Managerial Finance and Banking & Finance.


She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority where she serves as Assistant Treasurer and Undergraduate Advisor in the Oxford Chapter. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Bean Path, a non-profit technology consulting and networking corporation. She attends and serves on the finance committee at South Hopewell M.B. Church in Oxford. Most notable, she is the mother of a beautiful daughter, Jamari Fondren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and watching college football.

Dr. Denise Fondren