Brenda C. Locke

Juvenile Resource Attorney
Office of the State Public Defender

P.O. Box 3510
Jackson, Mississippi 39207
Phone:  228-219-3549

Service & Leadership
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Task Force
Mississippi Reentry Counsel Member
Certified JTIP Trainer
Mississippi Public Defender’s Association


JD, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1996
BS, University of Southern Mississippi, 1989

Bar Admission
Mississippi, 1996

Brenda Locke is a retired public defender who spent nearly 15 years in Jackson County as a line defender representing minors charged with delinquent acts in youth court and adults charged with felony crimes in circuit court.  She is currently employed as Juvenile Resource Attorney in the Mississippi Office of State Public Defender. Brenda serves on the Advisory Committee of the Southern Juvenile Defender Center and on the Advisory Committee for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Task Force.  She is a member of Mississippi’s Reentry Counsel.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1989 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1996.  Admitted to the MS Bar in 1996.  Brenda is a longtime member of Mississippi Public Defender’s Association and has previously served on their board of directors.  Brenda is also a Certified JTIP Trainer.