Sean A. Courtney was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and spent his childhood living in all areas of the country as the son of Lt. Col. Charles C. Courtney, Jr. of the United States Air Force before graduating from Biloxi High School. Mr. Courtney graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi and attended law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law. During his tenure at Ole Miss, Mr. Courtney was the President of the Public Interest Law Clinic and was in the founding class of the school's Poverty Law Clinic.
Upon graduating, Mr. Courtney was the first Mississippi graduate to be named as a Fellow of the Equal Justice Works Program, formerly the National Association of Public Interest Law. He then started the Mississippi Consumer Assistance Program in Jackson, MS and ultimately became the Program Manager of the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, working on behalf of Medicaid and Children's Health insurance Program (CHIP) consumer rights and other health care advocacy initiatives. In 2002, Mr. Courtney was named Vice Chairman of Governor Ronnie Musgrove's Health Care Commission. Mr. Courtney represented plaintiffs as an associate attorney at Silbert, Garon & Pitre from 2005-2008, before opening his own office in Wiggins, MS in March 2008.
Sean A. Courtney is married to life-long Stone County resident, Dr. Rebecca C. Courtney, and they have two daughters. Mr. Courtney is active in his hometown of Wiggins, MS, serving as the city's Municipal Judge as well as the Board Attorney for the Stone County Utility Authority and the Stone County Economic Development Partnership. Sean also serves on the Stone County High School Drop Out Task Force, the Christian Women's Job Corps and is a member of the Wiggins Rotary Club, and serves as the attorney for the Stone County School District. Mr. Courtney and his family attend First Baptist Church of Wiggins, where he serves on various committees and teaches Sunday School.