Firm Profile

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.


4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 400
P.O. Box 1084
Jackson, MS 39215-1084
United States
(601) 969.7607

Firm Details

Founded in 1946, Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. provides comprehensive and cost-effective legal services to the corporations, institutions and individuals who are our valued clients.

Our attorneys are tough, seasoned trial lawyers servicing a broad spectrum of civil cases, including antitrust, business, class action, commercial construction, energy, environmental, franchise, governmental/public entity liability, insurance, labor and employment, mass tort, medical, natural resources, personal injury, pharmaceutical, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, securities, transportation, wrongful death and other complex matters. Some of our attorneys use their litigation experience to help parties resolve their disagreements through alternative dispute resolution processes, offering mediation and arbitration services in business, energy, natural resources, personal injury, construction, workers' compensation, or other disputes. Our litigation experience shows in the quality and efficiency of our work.

We also offer planning and transaction assistance for individuals, such as estate planning and probate, and for businesses in areas relating to entity formation, entity governance, labor and employment, contract formation, and asset sales and acquisitions.

Our clients appreciate our core commitment to their goals and objectives as well as our understanding and knowledge of their businesses. Our experience enables us to help clients accurately predict litigation risks and costs and anticipate problems instead of simply responding to them.


George E. Abdo, III
Executive Committee
Timothy M. Peeples
Executive Committee
George E. Read
Executive Committee
Jason H. Strong
Executive Committee


Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Mississippi in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Oxford with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Oxford in Commercial Litigation with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Oxford in Litigation - Insurance with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Oxford in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Jackson in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Oxford in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers with 2 lawyers


  • Captain D's, LLC
  • American Medical Response, Inc.
  • AmTrust North America
  • Beau Rivage Resorts, Inc.
  • Broadspire
  • Emcare, Inc.
  • Farmers Insurance Exchange
  • FedEx Express
  • Kansas City Life Insurance Company
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Martin Lake Resorts, Inc.
  • Mississippi Municipal Service Company
  • Munich Re
  • Southeast Foods, LLC
  • State Auto Insurance Companies
  • Strategic Comp Services
  • Trident Insurance Company
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Zurich
  • Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi, Inc.

About Our Clients

Allianz Global & Specialty, American Honda Finance Corporation, American Medical Response, Inc., Bituminous Casualty Corporation, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Broadspire, Beau Rivage Resorts, Inc., Bushnell Outdoor Products, Canal HR, Capital Recovery Group LLC, Church’s Fried Chicken, Dematic Corp., DHL Global Business Services, Electric Power Associations of Mississippi,Inc., Emcare,Inc., Farmers Insurance Exchange, FedEx Express, Government Employees Insurance Company “GEICO”, Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Layne Christensen Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Liberty Tax Service,Louisiana Construction and Industry Self Insurer's Fund, (LCSIF), Martin Lake Resorts, Inc., Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Mississippi Municipal Service Company, Mueller Industries, Inc., Munich Re, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Perry Videx, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Southeast Foods, Inc., Southwest Airlines, State Auto, Strategic Comp Services, Subway Franchise - Greater Jackson Area, TDX Construction Corporation, The Majestic Star Casino, LLC, Trident Insurance Company, United Technologies Corporation, and Zurich.


C. Michael Ellingburg
Appellate Law
George Read
Arbitration and Mediation
C. Michael Ellingburg
Commercial/Business Litigation and Transactions
George E. Abdo, III
Larry D. Moffett
Energy and Natural Resources
Edward Taylor
General Liability
Wilton V. Byars, III
Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage
Silas W. McCharen
Labor and Employment Law
Silas W. McCharen
Mass Tort Litigation
Robert S. Addison
Medical, Healthcare, and Pharmaceutical
M James Weems
Premises Liability
Roy A. Smith, Jr.
Products Liability
J. Wyatt Hazard
Professional Liability
John A. Waits
Public Entity/Governmental Liability
Jason H. Strong
Transportation Law
Gary K. Jones
Workers' Compensation

Firm Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Transportation Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

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Gulfport, MS

1712 15th Street, Suite 400

P.O. Box 416

Gulfport, MS 39502-0416

United States

(228) 864.8117

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Jackson, MS

4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 400

P.O. Box 1084

Jackson, MS 39215-1084

United States

(601) 969.7607

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Oxford, MS

265 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite R

P.O. Box 1396

Oxford, MS 38655-1396

United States

(662) 232.8979

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