Misty is a graduate of Rhodes College and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law where she was a member of the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. More recently, she received her Master of Arts in English from Mississippi College. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked at the Mississippi Court of Appeals for Chief Judges Fraiser, Bridges, and McMillin. Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, she was in private practice.
Misty and her husband, Clark, live in Jackson and are members of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. Their daughter and son-in-law live in South Carolina, and their son attends Ole Miss.