Lynn Fitch is Mississippi’s 40th Attorney General and first ever woman Attorney General.
Raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, General Fitch earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Mississippi. At 23, she began practicing law as a Special Assistant Attorney General and was later in private practice as a bond lawyer. She has over 35 years of legal experience in both private practice and public service.
Before becoming the State’s chief legal officer, General Fitch served as Mississippi’s elected State Treasurer for eight years, from January 2012 to January 2020. Prior to that she was selected by Governor Barbour to serve as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB), and served as Deputy Executive Director at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and as Counsel for the Mississippi House of Representatives Ways and Means and Local and Private Legislation Committees.
Attorney General Fitch was active on the national level as State Treasurer, serving as a vice president for the National Association of Treasurers and as Chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation. She has already been appointed to the executive committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.
She was selected as Outstanding Woman Lawyer of 2012, recognized as a Woman Trailblazer by the Mississippi Bar Association, honored as a Mississippi Business Journal Leader in Finance in 2016 and Leader in Law in 2010, and named a 2015 Honoree of the Women in Government Leadership Program by Governing Magazine. In 2017, Lynn was named one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential and was honored with the prestigious Susie Blue Buchanan award by the Mississippi Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.
General Fitch has also been an active member of the boards of several charitable organizations, including First Responders of Mississippi and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Goodwill Industries, and the American Red Cross.