Joseph D. Nosef III


Joe Nosef was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1996. His experience and practice range from government relations and public finance to corporate, tax, wills, trusts and estates. He is actively involved in State of Mississippi Economic Development and Disaster Recovery Projects. From 2004 to 2006, Joe served as Chief Counsel to Governor Haley Barbour and he advised the Governor daily on all issues facing the State's Chief Executive. In 2007, Joe left the Governor's official office in order to serve as Campaign Manager for Governor Barbour's re-election campaign. Most recently, Joe served as Chief of Staff for Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant during his first year in office. The Lieutenant Governor recently appointed Joe a member of the Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Effectiveness and Efficiency in Government.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1884
Practice Areas

Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
Estate Planning and Administration
Government Relations
Public Finance (Bonds)
Tax Credits

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting, University of Mississippi, 1991
Master's Degree: Accounting, with a Tax Emphasis, University of Mississippi, 1994
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, magna cum laude, 1995  
Master of Laws in Taxation, University of Florida, 1996

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Publications And Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America © (2018) Government Relations Practice
  • Law School Student Body President
  • Mississippi Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" Businessmen in Mississippi (2001)
  • Mississippi Economic Council's Leadership Mississippi Program (1999)
  • Moot Court Board
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Ballet Mississippi Board of Directors
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Hinds County Economic Development District, Board of Trustees (2001-2003)
  • Hinds County Republican Party Executive Committee (2000-present)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Former Board Member
  • Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Effectiveness and Efficiency in Government
  • Marsha Barbour Community Center, Board Member
  • Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund, Officer and Outside Counsel
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division Former Board Member
  • Metro Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Metro YMCA Former Board Member
  • SafeCity Board of Directors
  • St. Richard Catholic Church
  • The Mississippi Bar