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Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A.


1076 Highland Colony Parkway
P.O. Box 6020
Ridgeland, MS 39157
United States
(601) 856.7200

Firm Details

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A. was formed in 1985, specializing primarily in oil and gas law, insurance, and defense litigation. A merger in 1994 with an experienced tax-law firm brought expertise in taxation, employee benefits, estate planning, and probate. Today, CCTB has grown to over forty attorneys and has expanded its practice areas to include corporate and general business, banking, environmental, bankruptcy, general litigation, securities, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare, and labor and employment law. CCTB's clients range from the local to the national, and include corporations and insurance companies, oil and gas interests, healthcare providers, financial institutions, manufacturers, and other major businesses and industries.

CCTB is a Mississippi firm based in the Jackson area. Its attorneys grew up in many small towns across the state of Mississippi. Those small-town backgrounds influence CCTB's style of serving clients' needs with commitment to quality while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Hometown ties also give CCTB attorneys an advantage in their legal work throughout the state. General knowledge of a town or region and established relationships with local residents, businesses, lawyers, and government personnel bring ease and familiarity to a project, often helping to avoid time-consuming delays and other obstacles.

The firm's litigation team has a long record of success, both in defending actions in state and federal trial courts and in handling appeals to state and federal appellate courts. CCTB's natural resources attorneys are widely recognized as being among the premier oil and gas lawyers in the state. CCTB's business and tax attorneys have over 100 years’ cumulative experience in business and taxation matters.

A progressive, full service law firm, CCTB continually seeks to increase its knowledge, experience, and resources to provide its clients with the services they desire and deserve. Evidence of CCTB's commitment to quality and efficiency is the firm's new office building that includes advanced telecommunications, the latest in legal research technology, and conference facilities.

Whether the client is an individual, a small business, or a large corporation, CCTB attorneys offer legal services with emphasis on quality, professionalism, client service, and efficiency.

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush is a member of the prestigious USLAW NETWORK, a national organization of 55 member firms in 41 states. Each of the members of USLAW is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated firm. USLAW NETWORK membership affords Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush lawyers national access to superb lawyers in other jurisdictions, which provides the clients of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush the benefits and resources of a national firm. In the event any client requires representation in other jurisdictions, or briefing on the laws in other jurisdictions, the members of USLAW NETWORK are ready, willing and able to serve Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush clients.


John H. Geary
Managing Shareholder

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Insurance Law with 7 lawyers

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Energy Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation Law
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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200 East Beach Boulevard, Building Five

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Gulfport, MS 39507

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Hattiesburg, MS 39402

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Ridgeland, MS

1076 Highland Colony Parkway

P.O. Box 6020

Ridgeland, MS 39157

United States

(601) 856.7200

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