Jacqueline Kaye Hammack

The Birth Law Group was established by Jacqueline Kaye Hammack, an innovator working at the intersection of perinatal care and the legal system to advance reproductive justice. By bridging her work as an attorney with her passion as a doula, Jacqueline strives to remove the barriers that pregnant and birthing people face accessing evidence-based, respectful maternity care and holistic postpartum support in Mississippi and Louisiana. Jacqueline’s advocacy protects and promotes the civil and human rights of mothers and babies in pregnancy, birth, and through the fourth trimester.

Jacqueline is a Class 2 fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network with the Center for Creative Leadership®, an inaugural fellow of the Mississippi Women’s Policy Institute, and a Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. She serves on the board of the Birth Rights Bar Association, the Mississippi Center for Birth and Breastfeeding Equity, and Better Birth Mississippi.

Jacqueline is a graduate of Tulane University Law School, Jackson State University, and Holmes Community College. She lives in Hattiesburg and works throughout Mississippi and Louisiana.