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Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate 50%
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff 35%
  • Civil Litigation 15%

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2012

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Representative Cases

  • Check Cashers Express vs. Bryce Crowell, MS Court of Appeals
  • Shirly Richardson vs. Cedric Richardson, MS Court of Appeals

Representative Clients

  • Gateway Tires
  • Dunlap & Kyle Company, Inc
  • Huron Smith Oil Company
  • First Security Bank
  • Guaranty Bank & Trust
  • Renasant Bank
  • BancorpSouth
  • MS Land Bank

References

  • Keith Buck - Guaranty Bank
  • Willie E Gray, Jr. - Dunlap & Kyle
  • Justin Hill - First Security Bank
  • Don Smith - Huron Smith

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Trivia, Panola Bar Association, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Panola County - Best Lawyer
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • MS Bar Association, 1997 to Present
  • Panola Bar Association, President, 2005 to Present
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, Member, 1997 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Family, Master, Panola County, MS, Youth Court Judge, 2011 to 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • MS Bar Association Character & Fitness Committee, 2013 to Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Commercial Pilot - Multi Engine - Instrument Rated
  • Advanced Ground Instructor

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega