Attorney Gerald A. Mumford was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and reared in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from Callaway High School in 1996, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (2000) and Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration (2002) from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law (2005).
While at Southern Miss, Gerald played on nationally ranked Golden Eagle football teams leading them to four postseason bowl appearances. He also joined the oldest African-American fraternity in the land: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
While at Mississippi College, he served in leadership positions in the Black Law Students Association and was twice elected to the Honor Court. After completing his legal education, Gerald had the honor of clerking for the Honorable Winston L. Kidd, of the Hinds County Circuit Court and the Honorable Henry T. Wingate, of the United States District Court for Southern District of Mississippi. Gerald worked as an associate for a Plaintiff’s firm for several years before founding The Mumford Law Firm. These days Gerald gets his competitive fix in the courtroom, where he as excelled since becoming a member of the bar.
Licensed to practice in the State and Federal Courts in Mississippi, Gerald is active in several bar associations. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, Magnolia Bar and Mississippi Association for Justice, Capitol Area Bar and Charles Clark Inns of Court.
Gerald married Kamesha, the love of his life in 2007. The couple met in law school and share a passion for adventure, travel, and good food. The couple welcomed their son Garrison Alexander on April 18, 2013. They hope to instill in him compassion, courtesy, integrity and an indominable spirit. Gerald is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. He readily donates his resources, time and energy to causes such as Madcaap, Metro Jackson Dress for Success, Stewpot, and the American Cancer Society and has coached little league baseball at Grove Park in Jackson. He eagerly lends his brawn to Habitat for Humanity and his brains to those in desperate need of legal counsel. But most importantly, Gerald serves Jesus Christ by being a part of the Usher Ministry in his local church.