Attorney Johnnie E. Mizelle

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 21, 2002

Education and Career Highlights

Juris Doctorate-College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg

B.A.-North Carolina Central University, Durham N.C.


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Special Studies-North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

1976-1977 Attorney and Counselor at Law, Law firm of Benn & Mizelle, Suffolk

1978-present General Practice of Law, Law office of Johnnie E. Mizelle, Suffolk

Affiliations (past and present)

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, chairman of Legislative committee, and Divisional Vice President

Suffolk Civic Forum, president

Suffolk branch of the American Red Cross, Board of Directors

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Suffolk, VA Board of Directors

Suffolk City School Board, Vice President

Twin City Bar Association, Vice President

Suffolk Branch NAACP, 2nd Vice President

Black American Law Student Association, President, Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Escheator for Suffolk and Surry County, appointed by Governor Charles Robb

Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 1st Vice president

Epsilon Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, president

Tidewater Chapter of the national Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board of Trustees

Boy Scouts of America, Executive Council

Retail Merchants Assoc., Board of directors

Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad, Advisory Board

Suffolk City Council, 1984-1992; Mayor, 1986-1992

Suffolk Bar Association, former secretary, treasurer, and president

Current memberships:

Virginia Legal Aid Society Inc., Board of Directors (Chairman); City of Suffolk, Commissioner in Chancery; Tidewater Occupational Center, Board of Directors, Commonwealth of Virginia, Guardian Ad Litem Certified; Commonwealth of Virginia, Capital Defense Certified, and Chairman of the Nansemond Credit Union Board of Directors.