Candidate Profile: Carol Ann Bustin and Leigh Berry

Carol Ann Bustin
Carol Ann Bustin
Leigh Berry
Leigh Berry

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - This Wednesday we are profiling two more write in candidates for Chancery Judge, District ten, Place one. First up is Hattiesburg lawyer, Carol Ann Bustin.

Bustin has practiced law for nearly twenty years in the Hub City. She has also served two terms in Lamar County as a Justice Court Judge.

She said that experience has given her the skills to hear both sides of an issue and make a fair decision. Additionally, her law practice specializes in issues handled by the Chancery Court.

"In the nineteen years that I have been practicing law, I have handled hundreds and hundreds of family law matters ranging in everything from adoption to divorce and custody. But I have also handled several thousand property matters. Everything from real estate transactions to title opinions and even property lawsuits," said Bustin.

Bustin is also involved with local children's charities and the DuBard School for Language Disorders at Southern Miss.

Attorney Leigh Berry of Columbia is another candidate for Chancery Judge, District ten, Place one.

Berry has practiced law in Marion County for twenty three years. Her firm focuses on Chancery issues such as estate matters and adoptions.

Berry is also Marion County's Youth Court Public Defender and the Public Defender for involuntary mental commitments.

She is active in the community through her work with the Columbia Kiwanis Club and Marion County's Relay for Life.

According to Berry, "That's my gift to the community, and part of giving to the community and the new phrase of paying forward. Paying forward is also public service and I believe that as a Chancery Judge, I can pay forward with that community service and that public service."

Berry is working to educate the public about the write in election on November second.

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