Felicia C. Adams, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, is reportedly being considered to fill a vacancy on the district’s federal bench, according to the Daily Journal in Mississippi.
Adams, the first female U.S. Attorney in the state, is being reviewed by a Fifth Circuit court selection committee, an unnamed source who is “close to the process” told the paper.
The U.S. Attorney would first have to receive a nomination from President Barack Obama and then confirmation from the Senate to fill the role. Adams and the Justice Department did not provide comment to the Daily Journal.
Adams has spent more than two decades with the Justice Department. She served in the Northern District of Mississippi U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1989 to 2000. She then joined the Southern District of Mississippi U.S. Attorney’s Office.
From 1988 to 1989 she served as legal counsel for then-Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus (D). She also clerked for District Judge Odell Horton of the Western District of Tennessee from 1984 to 1985. She is a graduate of Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi School of Law.