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Litigation: General Commercial — Mississippi


Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout ability in complex regional mass tort, medical device and product liability cases. Considerable trial experience in the healthcare, financial services and manufacturing industries. Also remains at the forefront of developing legal project management practices. Offers clients the benefit of a deep bench of trial lawyers able to handle a variety of challenging cases.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm as a whole is fantastic. The people are fantastic - the attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants are all top-notch professionals."

Notable practitioners

William Reed is noted for his expertise in complex commercial litigation before both federal and state courts. His areas of strength include toxic tort cases, contract disputes and insurance coverage litigation.

Carter Thompson is commended for his ability and experience in product liability disputes and mass torts, and he heads up the firm's practice in that area. Market observers consider him to be "a very solid lawyer."

Sheryl Bey's practice covers a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including mortgage litigation, contract disputes, trade secrets cases and construction litigation, among other matters.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Known for the strength and depth of its bench. Well versed in a variety of complex commercial matters, including those in the pharmaceutical, insurance and construction sectors. Toxic tort and product liability disputes are among the team's areas of expertise. Offers notable strength litigating at both trial and appellate level.

Strengths Sources say: "There is very good quality at the firm. They are very responsive and team-oriented. I am very pleased with the work product they provide."

Work highlights Acted for 3M in almost 200 product liability cases across the Southern states. Most of the cases concerned respiratory protection and lung injuries.

Acted for Community Health Systems in defense of an FCA suit brought by a physician claiming violations of a patient dumping statute by a hospital.

Notable practitioners

Wayne Drinkwater enjoys an outstanding reputation in the Mississippi market and has an exceptional track record in complex commercial disputes at both trial and appellate level. Among other recent matters, he acted for American Optical in defense of an action brought by a former construction worker who claimed that he had suffered lung disease and other related conditions as a result of his exposure to respirable silica while wearing a defective respirator manufactured by the company.

Alan Perry receives considerable praise from market commentators, with one interviewee noting: "He's one of the smartest people I have ever met." He excels in both trial and appellate litigation, handling an impressive array of complex disputes, including banking, securities and antitrust cases.

Roy Campbell maintains a strong reputation among his peers, who say: "He's experienced, savvy and an excellent litigator. He has an excellent reputation and is an accomplished trial attorney." He acts in a variety of matters including antitrust cases, commercial leases and contract breaches at both trial and appellate levels.

William Purdy is recognized for his handling of construction and procurement disputes. He regularly acts for commercial building contractors throughout the Southern states. Interviewees call him "a top-notch lawyer."

Stephen Thomas is a highly rated commercial litigator whose broad practice encompasses areas such as product liability litigation, trademark infringement suits and antitrust cases. He has a particularly active practice defending companies in the pharmaceutical, consumer finance and automotive sectors in connection with consumer protection cases brought by the State of Mississippi.

Ralph Germany has a respected and broad construction law practice. He handles construction disputes, including litigation and arbitration, alongside noncontentious matters such as contract negotiations.

William Manuel offers a broad litigation practice that encompasses complex business disputes and employment litigation matters. He acts for clients in the financial services, insurance and manufacturing sectors, among others.

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Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group knows the stakes for your business in every case we litigate. Bradley has more than 225 litigators – comprising nearly half of the firm – who use our firm’s 100-plus years of experience nationally and internationally, in a wide expanse of industries, to provide the premier service and value that our clients require, whether trying cases in a courtroom or negotiating settlements in a boardroom.

We approach cases strategically, providing early case assessments for clients that help direct the course of the matter from preliminary dispositive motions and settlement talks through trial and appeal, if necessary. Should a matter proceed to trial, our lawyers leverage our track record of courtroom successes nationwide, including our success in appellate proceedings, to help clients evaluate the risks of litigation and balance those risks against their specific business goals.

Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group handles matters in nearly every substantive area of law that concerns our business clients, including:

  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Contract disputes and business torts
  • Environmental and natural resources
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • Government enforcement and investigations
  • Intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Labor and employment
  • Product liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Healthcare
  • White-collar criminal defense

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Butler Snow LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sizable group regularly acting on a range of multidistrict disputes. Outstanding pharmaceutical and medical product liability practice that commands nationwide respect. Offers notable knowledge of the agrochemical and commercial vehicle markets. Also noted for its work in the white-collar criminal defense space. Provides first-rate representation for clients at both the trial and appellate level.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of medical device company Zavation and its president in a misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and tortious interference case brought by two competitors.

Acted for Shri Kartikeya Pharma and Lxoreal Biomed in a high-profile Lanham Act, unfair competition and tortious interference case filed by Natreon and NutraGenesis. The case concerned extracts of ashwagandha, a plant native to India.

Notable practitioners

Christy Jones has an outstanding reputation for his handling of pharmaceutical torts and drug and medical liability litigation. Interviewees say she is "very experienced and well regarded in the pharmaceutical litigation space," with one interviewee naming her as "one of the top ten in the country" for such cases. Another interviewee pays tribute to her courtroom skills, identifying her as "one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country."

Luther Munford is recognized for his excellence at the appellate level. He handles appeals in a broad range of areas including healthcare, media and product liability.

John Henegan is an esteemed appellate litigator with experience handling a variety of commercial, antitrust and competition disputes.

Barney Robinson is an experienced commercial litigator who is noted for his expertise in matters such as financial services litigation and IP disputes. One commentator reports: "He is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is a very bright guy and full of energy."

Phil Abernethy is a well-regarded practitioner who is particularly noted for his handling of complex commercial disputes. Market commentators describe him as "a good commercial lawyer and a very bright guy."

Phillip Sykes is a well-regarded attorney whose practice includes commercial litigation, insurance and product liability matters. Sources consider him to be "a detail-oriented and thoughtful litigator with a keen mind for strategy."

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Watkins & Eager PLLC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Mississippi-based firm with a deep understanding of the rules and processes governing litigation in the state. Active on behalf of multinational automotive companies in product liability cases, and frequently represents local financial institutions in litigation. Also equipped to advise well-known pharmaceutical corporations in a broad array of matters including product marketing issues.

Strengths One source says: "They understand our business and assist in preventive measures that will help with future litigation as well as current litigation. They are smart, hard-working and practical."

Work highlights Represented Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in multidistrict litigation in Jackson in which it was alleged that the company's Xarelto product caused gastrointestinal bleeding.

Acted for the University of Mississippi in defense of a breach of severance contract action brought by its former football coach, Houston Dale Nutt. The agreement allegedly required the university to direct key representatives not to make any statement relative to Nutt’s tenure as an employee that may damage or harm his reputation as a football coach.

Notable practitioners

Paul Stephenson is the chair of the firm's class action and oil and gas litigation practice groups. He is a highly rated advocate with an impressive trial record in complex business disputes. Among other recent matters, he represented Choctaw County, Mississippi in a dispute with NRG Wholesale Generation regarding the tax assessment for a large combined-cycle gas turbine merchant power plant.

The "exceptional" Michael Ulmer is heralded by interviewees as a "terrific trial lawyer." His practice covers areas such as class action, personal injury and product liability litigation.

David Ayers is an esteemed practitioner whose practice is focused on complex automotive product liability disputes at a national level. He chairs the firm's automotive, industrial, heavy equipment and recreational vehicles practice group.

Michael Gwin is a respected litigator who is noted for his representation of clients in connection with insurance coverage cases, business torts and other forms of complex commercial litigation.

William Ray is an experienced attorney who leads the firm's banking, financial services and securities litigation group and its commercial litigation group. He is frequently called upon by clients to handle securities and insurance disputes. Interviewees consider him to be "a very bright guy" and a "highly respected" litigator.

Stephanie Rippee is a well-regarded attorney whose practice focuses on commercial and product liability litigation. Sources consider her to be "an exceptional lawyer."

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Watkins & Eager’s commercial litigation clients include local, national and international companies as well as entrepreneurs and executives.  We are known for using creative negotiation and ADR to achieve cost-effective, prompt, and positive results, earning a First Tier rank in Commercial Litigation from Chambers U.S.A.

Our commercial litigation experiences include antitrust lawsuits; contract disputes;  representing directors and officers; investor, shareholder and partnership disputes; ERISA/employee benefits;  banking and lender liability litigation; creditors’ rights; insurance and investment sales claims; IP, trade secrets, and non-compete suits;  securities arbitration; and tax litigation representing taxpayers and taxing authorities.  Our clients hale from diverse industries including manufacturing, franchisors, real estate developers, governments, oil and gas/ energy producers, utilities, banks and brokers, pharmaceutical, health care and medical, retail and hospitality, transportation and logistics, technology and communications, fiduciaries, and closely-held businesses.

A wise litigation strategy must be compatible with a client's business model and goals. In the business arena, preservation of relationships and business reputation can be more important than winning a single dispute.  Watkins & Eager lawyers work closely with executives, business owners and in-house counsel to craft an end-game strategy and deliver positive results for every client.

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Balch & Bingham LLP - Litigation Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acts for private and public sector clients in contractual, financial, environmental and IP disputes. Significant experience with white-collar litigation across the Gulf Coast. Also well versed in insurance disputes.

Strengths One satisfied client reports: "They're superb. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking counsel."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Mississippi Power Company and Southern Company in defense of an action brought by three customers who alleged that retail and wholesale customers should not have to pay for the construction of a new power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi. The team successfully won a motion to dismiss.

Represented Five Guys Burger in defense of class actions alleging that employees and supervisors did not receive rest breaks and meal breaks and were not paid in accordance with federal and California law.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Dyal is a commercial litigator whose practice encompasses product liability litigation, financial services cases and land disputes. Sources deem him to be an "excellent litigator" and report that he is "a very strong advocate on behalf of clients."

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Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Handles a broad range of complex business disputes, including product liability cases, personal injury litigation and mass torts. Frequently engaged by professional services firms to defend malpractice allegations and advise on conflict of interest disputes. Also maintains a strong reputation for construction litigation. Additionally able to advise clients on alternative dispute resolution.

Work highlights Defended Purdue Pharma in a suit brought by the State of Mississippi seeking injunctive relief and the recovery of damages resulting from alleged misrepresentations regarding the safety and appropriate use of opioids to treat chronic pain.

Acted for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi in multidistrict litigation involving consolidated putative class actions filed by healthcare plan subscribers challenging its network structure under state and federal antitrust laws.

Notable practitioners

David Kaufman is a hugely respected commercial litigator with strength across a vast array of complex business disputes, including antitrust, product liability, wrongful death and business tort cases. Interviewees characterize him as "a very experienced Mississippi litigator who knows the courts and Mississippi law extremely well."

Samuel Kelly handles construction disputes alongside noncontentious construction matters such as contract preparation and negotiation. Kelly is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution.

Ron Yarbrough is a well-regarded practitioner who is particularly respected for his construction litigation expertise. His clients include contractors, subcontractors, owners and designers.

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Brunini is recognized as Mississippi’s “go-to” law firm in matters requiring litigation, whether the issues involve personal injury, class actions, multi-party environmental and toxic exposure claims, business disputes, commercial litigation, construction litigation, insurance coverage, labor and employment issues, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, surety and fidelity matters, white collar criminal defense, or intellectual property litigation.

Our reputation has evolved from our outstanding record of successful client outcomes and our vigorous and thorough representation of client interests before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and throughout the southeastern United States. Brunini’s attorneys have handled, often as lead counsel, some of the largest and most complex cases that have been brought in the state, and we are also regularly engaged to handle complex litigation matters outside of Mississippi.

Our litigation teams are staffed by experienced trial attorneys, and are supported by qualified paralegals, legal assistants, and the most advanced litigation technology and software available. 




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Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialists in insurance coverage and subrogation matters and also regularly acts on contentious construction mandates. Notable alternative dispute resolution experience in addition to its litigation capability. Able to advise on local, regional and national cases, as well as matters with cross-border elements.

Notable practitioners

Jim Warren is an experienced and well-regarded attorney whose practice encompasses areas such as insurance coverage disputes, product liability litigation. He is also adept at handling arbitration and mediation.

Myles Parker regularly represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including domestic and international insurance matters. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution.

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Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush, A Professional Association - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Visible presence in the insurance litigation market. Frequently involved in significant insurance defense cases in Mississippi. Noted for its bench of experienced trial lawyers.

Notable practitioners

Greg Copeland is known in the market for his expertise and experience in state and federal insurance coverage disputes. Market commentators describe him as "a gifted lawyer."

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Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experts in mass tort litigation providing advice on asbestos and silica matters. Regularly called on to assist clients in litigation across the Southeast and nationwide. Also noted for its handling of cases at appellate level.

Strengths One client states: "It is a top firm with some of the best people I work with. They are readily available to take on projects and they're truly willing to do anything for the company and help us in any way. They are excellent in what they do and very professional."

Work highlights Defended Weyerhaeuser against an action brought by a truck driver who was injured when his truck rolled over. The plaintiff alleged that the company had negligently loaded joists onto the truck, which led to the accident.

Acted on behalf of Road Systems in defense of an action brought by a driver whose leg was amputated by a guardrail manufactured by the company, which had penetrated his vehicle.

Notable practitioners

Fred Krutz has a broad commercial and personal injury litigation practice with a particular focus on silica and asbestos cases. One source notes that he is a "well-rounded litigator who definitely knows what he's doing in the courtroom."

Walter Watkins is frequently sought out for his expertise in medical device product liability cases. His practice also includes asbestos, silica and chemical cases.

Edwin Gault is recognized for his skill in product liability and premises liability cases and contract disputes. His practice also includes personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as malpractice suits.

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Jones Walker LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recommended for its quality construction and real estate litigation practice. Experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Strengths Sources consider the firm to be "very professional and very competent," and note that it has "a broad range of legal expertise."

A client says: "They are able to join their efforts to utilize each person's strengths. The final product is very good. I am happy with their representation."

Work highlights Successfully defended Golden Triangle Development in connection with an appeal of a zoning decision by the City of Starkville, which was filed by dissenting citizens.

Represented Arrowood Indemnity Company in an appeal of an assessment by the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (MWUA). The case concerned an incorrect assessment by MWUA made based on its refusal to allow Arrowood to correct reported premium data. Arrowood lost before the Commissioner of Insurance and the Chancery Court, but prevailed before the Supreme Court.

Notable practitioners

Neville Boschert is noted for his handling of business torts and medical device product liability cases, among other matters. He is also noted for his strength in insurance coverage litigation.

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Jones Walker LLP litigators provide litigation counsel, advice, and support to many of the world's largest corporations, as well as to prominent local and regional companies. We are experienced in a wide variety of substantive areas, including:

  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Environmental and toxic torts
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Oil and gas
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Public utility regulation
  • Securities
  • Transportation
  • White collar crime


Our group handles disputes in many types of forums. In addition to appearing in state and federal courts in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and throughout the country, we represent clients before a variety of state and federal agencies.

We are experienced with alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We have appeared in proceedings under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 1976. Jones Walker has qualified mediators, National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation (NASDR) arbitrators, and others experienced in resolving disputes outside of the courts.

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Mitchell, McNutt & Sams PA - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Substantial expertise in professional liability claims and insurance defense litigation, as well as product liability matters. Best known for its work in northern Mississippi.

Notable practitioners

Sandy Sams has a stellar reputation in the market, with one source describing him as "one of the all-time great Mississippi lawyers." He has a broad range of expertise including professional liability and product liability cases.

John Wheeler has built a strong practice with a focus on product liability litigation, especially in relation to medical device and pharmaceutical cases. He is also sought out by clients for his expertise in professional liability defense matters. He is described as a "really good trial lawyer" by market commentators.

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Phelps Dunbar LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Regional firm with offices in Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport. Expertise representing clients in a diverse range of disputes including insurance coverage, legal malpractice, environment and contract cases. Also able to represent clients in appeal courts. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the automotive, construction, retail and transportation industries.

Strengths Interviewees attest that the team's attorneys are "very smart and skilled, and dedicated to their clients. They are also committed to an efficient resolution of the disputes that they handle."

Notable practitioners

Fred Banks is a former Justice of the Mississippi Court and a widely admired appellate litigator. Interviewees agree that Banks is an "excellent lawyer."

Kyle Moran is an experienced practitioner whose practice is focused on insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. His areas of strength include first-party and third-party insurance cases, professional liability defense and contract disputes.

James Shelson is described by one market commentator as "a very skilled litigation and trial attorney with great judgment, efficiency and knowledge." His practice includes toxic tort litigation and product liability disputes.

James Wyly has substantial experience in product liability disputes, insurance coverage cases and commercial litigation. "He is responsive and detail-oriented," notes one market commentator, who adds: "He works toward the best resolution for the client in a cost-effective manner."

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Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Professional Association - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prominent on rail matters, including whistle-blower claims and investigations throughout the USA. Proficient government and Native American law expertise, as well as a quality trial and appellate offering for business contracts, bankruptcy and securities disputes. Particularly well regarded for its contentious healthcare work, which includes medical malpractice cases.

Notable practitioners

Michael Wallace is extremely well regarded in the market for his handling of commercial disputes at both trial and appellate level. Market commentators state that he is "one of the preeminent appellate lawyers in Mississippi, both in the Supreme Court and in the District Court of Appeals." Another interviewee considers him to be "a very good lawyer with great credentials."

George Ritter is a respected commercial litigator who is regularly called upon to counsel clients on contentious railroad matters and healthcare disputes. He has experience acting before both state and federal courts.

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Burr & Forman LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Known for its strong construction litigation and arbitration practice. Also handles a range of contentious commercial cases. Frequently represents bondholders and also advises on distressed developments.

Strengths Sources describe Burr & Forman as "a highly client and solution-oriented firm."

Work highlights Represents Outokumpu Stainless USA in defense of contract claims brought by Air Products and Chemicals. The plaintiff sought to recover a $5 million termination fee.

Represented HOK Architects in construction litigation regarding the expansion of and proposed additions to Mississippi State University football stadium.

Notable practitioners

Cheri Gatlin has built a strong practice that is mainly focused on construction litigation. She is adept at handling commercial disputes, breach of contract and trade secret infringement matters. One source describes her as "a highly dedicated attorney with excellent legal and strategic knowledge."

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Corlew Munford & Smith PLLC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique litigation firm with a strong appellate practice and experience with a variety of commercial litigation trials. Noted for its attorneys' abilities in the courtroom. Known for its experience and expertise in handling insurance disputes as well as will and estate disputes.

Notable practitioners

John Corlew is an experienced practitioner who regularly handles both trial and appellate cases. Market commentators consider him to be "one of the premier litigators" in the state.

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McGlinchey Stafford - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Concentrates on handling financial services litigation for major banking clients in Mississippi and further afield. Also assists national and international clients with consumer protection and antitrust litigation as part of its broader commercial disputes practice. Also able to advise on insurance disputes and noted recent activity in FCA litigation.

Strengths A client attests: "Every member of the team is an expert in their area of focus and they do an excellent job of bringing in the right person for the particular situation. I really appreciate their teamwork at McGlinchey Stafford."

Notable practitioners

Hunter Twiford is the head of the firm's complex commercial litigation group. He is noted for his handling of a range of complex and high-stakes disputes, including class action defense, FCA litigation and consumer protection litigation.

Dewey Hembree is a well-regarded attorney who is praised for his handling of business disputes and consumer finance litigation. Impressed clients describe him as "courteous, attentive, cost-conscious and very experienced."

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McGlinchey Stafford’s widely recognized litigation team defends Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions, national and regional businesses, insurers, and entrepreneurs in a full range of commercial litigation issues.

While our practice is broad, we maintain a special emphasis on complex corporate and contract disputes, creditors’ rights litigation on behalf of financial institutions and lenders, and lender representation in bankruptcies and workouts.

For every litigation matter, we employ an approach that is cost and time-efficient, business-practical, and solution-driven. Highly trained paralegal and technology teams support our firm’s litigators in order to expedite case management and ensure consistent, timely client communications.

A steadfast focus on risk management is also a hallmark of our practice. We leverage our team’s experience and in-depth client knowledge to streamline the litigation process and help our clients avoid or minimize future litigation wherever possible.

Frequently, commercial conflicts and disputes require representation before various regulatory, administrative, and governmental agencies. Our firm’s government relations team assists clients in achieving legislative and regulatory solutions as part of our litigation strategies.


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Wells Marble & Hurst PLLC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong litigation experience with specialist knowledge in insurance defense matters, with other areas of expertise including lender liability disputes and antitrust cases. Offers notable trial ability and skill assisting clients with alternative dispute resolution.

Work highlights Acted for the American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida in connection with a dispute stemming from an alleged failure to pay claims under a service contract purchased with a recreational vehicle.

Notable practitioners

Walter Wilson is a key contact.

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Mitchell, McNutt & Sams PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sandy Sams has a stellar reputation in the market, with one source describing him as "one of the all-time great Mississippi lawyers." He has a broad range of expertise including professional liability and product liability cases.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Wayne Drinkwater enjoys an outstanding reputation in the Mississippi market and has an exceptional track record in complex commercial disputes at both trial and appellate level. Among other recent matters, he acted for American Optical in defense of an action brought by a former construction worker who claimed that he had suffered lung disease and other related conditions as a result of his exposure to respirable silica while wearing a defective respirator manufactured by the company.

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Butler Snow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christy Jones has an outstanding reputation for his handling of pharmaceutical torts and drug and medical liability litigation. Interviewees say she is "very experienced and well regarded in the pharmaceutical litigation space," with one interviewee naming her as "one of the top ten in the country" for such cases. Another interviewee pays tribute to her courtroom skills, identifying her as "one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country."

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Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Kaufman is a hugely respected commercial litigator with strength across a vast array of complex business disputes, including antitrust, product liability, wrongful death and business tort cases. Interviewees characterize him as "a very experienced Mississippi litigator who knows the courts and Mississippi law extremely well."

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Perry receives considerable praise from market commentators, with one interviewee noting: "He's one of the smartest people I have ever met." He excels in both trial and appellate litigation, handling an impressive array of complex disputes, including banking, securities and antitrust cases.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Roy Campbell maintains a strong reputation among his peers, who say: "He's experienced, savvy and an excellent litigator. He has an excellent reputation and is an accomplished trial attorney." He acts in a variety of matters including antitrust cases, commercial leases and contract breaches at both trial and appellate levels. 

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Corlew Munford & Smith PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Corlew is an experienced practitioner who regularly handles both trial and appellate cases. Market commentators consider him to be "one of the premier litigators" in the state.

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Paul H Stephenson III

Watkins & Eager PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Stephenson is the chair of the firm's class action and oil and gas litigation practice groups. He is a highly rated advocate with an impressive trial record in complex business disputes. Among other recent matters, he represented Choctaw County, Mississippi in a dispute with NRG Wholesale Generation regarding the tax assessment for a large combined-cycle gas turbine merchant power plant.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Thomas is a highly rated commercial litigator whose broad practice encompasses areas such as product liability litigation, trademark infringement suits and antitrust cases. He has a particularly active practice defending companies in the pharmaceutical, consumer finance and automotive sectors in connection with consumer protection cases brought by the State of Mississippi.

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Watkins & Eager PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "exceptional" Michael Ulmer is heralded by interviewees as a "terrific trial lawyer." His practice covers areas such as class action, personal injury and product liability litigation. 

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Michael B Wallace

Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Professional Association

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Wallace is extremely well regarded in the market for his handling of commercial disputes at both trial and appellate level. Market commentators state that he is "one of the preeminent appellate lawyers in Mississippi, both in the Supreme Court and in the District Court of Appeals." Another interviewee considers him to be "a very good lawyer with great credentials."

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Watkins & Eager PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Ayers is an esteemed practitioner whose practice is focused on complex automotive product liability disputes at a national level. He chairs the firm's automotive, industrial, heavy equipment and recreational vehicles practice group.

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Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush, A Professional Association

From the Chambers USA guide

Greg Copeland is known in the market for his expertise and experience in state and federal insurance coverage disputes. Market commentators describe him as "a gifted lawyer."

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Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Fred Krutz has a broad commercial and personal injury litigation practice with a particular focus on silica and asbestos cases. One source notes that he is a "well-rounded litigator who definitely knows what he's doing in the courtroom."

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Owen, Galloway & Myers

From the Chambers USA guide

Joe Sam Owen of Owen, Galloway & Myers is an experienced practitioner who has built a strong plaintiff practice in the personal injury and medical malpractice areas. Interviewees regard him as "the preeminent plaintiff lawyer" in Mississippi.

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William N (Bill) Reed

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Reed is noted for his expertise in complex commercial litigation before both federal and state courts. His areas of strength include toxic tort cases, contract disputes and insurance coverage litigation.

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E Barney Robinson III

Butler Snow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barney Robinson is an experienced commercial litigator who is noted for his expertise in matters such as financial services litigation and IP disputes. One commentator reports: "He is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is a very bright guy and full of energy."

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J Carter Thompson Jr

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Carter Thompson is commended for his ability and experience in product liability disputes and mass torts, and he heads up the firm's practice in that area. Market observers consider him to be "a very solid lawyer."

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Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jim Warren is an experienced and well-regarded attorney whose practice encompasses areas such as insurance coverage disputes, product liability litigation. He is also adept at handling arbitration and mediation.

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Butler Snow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Phil Abernethy is a well-regarded practitioner who is particularly noted for his handling of complex commercial disputes. Market commentators describe him as "a good commercial lawyer and a very bright guy."

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Neville H Boschert

Jones Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Neville Boschert is noted for his handling of business torts and medical device product liability cases, among other matters. He is also noted for his strength in insurance coverage litigation.

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Dove and Chill

From the Chambers USA guide

Luke Dove of Dove and Chill is sought out by clients for his experience and ability in a range of business disputes, notably including creditors' rights cases.

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Watkins & Eager PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Gwin is a respected litigator who is noted for his representation of clients in connection with insurance coverage cases, business torts and other forms of complex commercial litigation.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Manuel offers a broad litigation practice that encompasses complex business disputes and employment litigation matters. He acts for clients in the financial services, insurance and manufacturing sectors, among others.

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Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Myles Parker regularly represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including domestic and international insurance matters. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution.

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Watkins & Eager PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Ray is an experienced attorney who leads the firm's banking, financial services and securities litigation group and its commercial litigation group. He is frequently called upon by clients to handle securities and insurance disputes. Interviewees consider him to be "a very bright guy" and a "highly respected" litigator.

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Butler Snow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Phillip Sykes is a well-regarded attorney whose practice includes commercial litigation, insurance and product liability matters. Sources consider him to be "a detail-oriented and thoughtful litigator with a keen mind for strategy."

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Thomas W Tardy III

Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Tardy of Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson LLC is frequently sought out by clients to handle contentious matters such as toxic tort litigation. He has particular expertise in asbestos and silica cases.

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McGlinchey Stafford

From the Chambers USA guide

Hunter Twiford is the head of the firm's complex commercial litigation group. He is noted for his handling of a range of complex and high-stakes disputes, including class action defense, FCA litigation and consumer protection litigation.

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Walter G Watkins Jr

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Walter Watkins is frequently sought out for his expertise in medical device product liability cases. His practice also includes asbestos, silica and chemical cases.

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sheryl Bey's practice covers a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including mortgage litigation, contract disputes, trade secrets cases and construction litigation, among other matters.

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Balch & Bingham LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Dyal is a commercial litigator whose practice encompasses product liability litigation, financial services cases and land disputes. Sources deem him to be an "excellent litigator" and report that he is "a very strong advocate on behalf of clients."

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Edwin S. Gault, Jr

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edwin Gault is recognized for his skill in product liability and premises liability cases and contract disputes. His practice also includes personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as malpractice suits.

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McGlinchey Stafford

From the Chambers USA guide

Dewey Hembree is a well-regarded attorney who is praised for his handling of business disputes and consumer finance litigation. Impressed clients describe him as "courteous, attentive, cost-conscious and very experienced."

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O. Stephen Montagnet III

McCraney Montagnet Quin & Noble PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Montagnet of McCraney, Montagnet & Quin, PLLC is noted for his handling of a broad range of business and banking disputes, including insurance coverage matters and mass torts.

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Phelps Dunbar LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kyle Moran is an experienced practitioner whose practice is focused on insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. His areas of strength include first-party and third-party insurance cases, professional liability defense and contract disputes. 

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Watkins & Eager PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephanie Rippee is a well-regarded attorney whose practice focuses on commercial and product liability litigation. Sources consider her to be "an exceptional lawyer."

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Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Professional Association

From the Chambers USA guide

George Ritter is a respected commercial litigator who is regularly called upon to counsel clients on contentious railroad matters and healthcare disputes.  He has experience acting before both state and federal courts.

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Phelps Dunbar LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Shelson is described by one market commentator as "a very skilled litigation and trial attorney with great judgment, efficiency and knowledge." His practice includes toxic tort litigation and product liability disputes.

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Mitchell, McNutt & Sams PA

From the Chambers USA guide

John Wheeler has built a strong practice with a focus on product liability litigation, especially in relation to medical device and pharmaceutical cases. He is also sought out by clients for his expertise in professional liability defense matters. He is described as a "really good trial lawyer" by market commentators.

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Phelps Dunbar LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Wyly has substantial experience in product liability disputes, insurance coverage cases and commercial litigation. "He is responsive and detail-oriented," notes one market commentator, who adds: "He works toward the best resolution for the client in a cost-effective manner."

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