Honorable Deneise Turner Lott (Ret.)

Deneise Lott received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi and served as an Administrative Judge with the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission for thirty-four years until her retirement in June 2022. She is a past president of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators. She was chosen to be a member of the inaugural NAWCJ Adjudicator Hall of Fame in 2021 and was inducted into the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame in 2023. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  She has twice served as President of the Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar. She currently serves on the Workers’ Compensation Section’s Kids’ Chance Mediation Board and is Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Kids’ Chance of Mississippi.