Charles “Chip” R. Wilbanks, Jr. joined Adams and Reese in 2015 as Special Counsel in the firm’s Jackson office. Practicing law since 1986, Chip has close to 30 years of experience practicing law in Mississippi in products liability litigation, including silica defense, medical device litigation and pharmaceutical litigation. Chip also represents clients in landlord/tenant, church law and litigation, insurance defense, real estate and property litigation and construction litigation.
Chip’s representative experience and legal accolades include:
- Representing clients in products liability defense as lead trial counsel across the country.
- Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers® in Class Action/Mass Torts, Insurance Coverage, General Litigation, and by Best Lawyers in America® in Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions- Defendants.
- Recognized as a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.
Chip was formerly the President of the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division, recognized as Mississippi’s Outstanding Young Lawyer, in 2000, and was formerly on the Board of Bar Commissioners and Board of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.
In the community, Chip has served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Clinton Public School District. He has served on the Board for Brillo Soccer Ministry, on the Board of National Leigh’s Disease Foundation, as President of the Board of the Mississippi Children’s Legal Clinic, on the Mississippi College School of Business Administration Alumni Advisory Board and on the Mississippi College Child Advocacy Program Advisory Board.
Chip is a Mississippi native and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi, in 1986, and earned his B.S. from Mississippi College, in 1984.