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After graduating from the Ole Miss Law School in May 1976, Bob spent one year (1976-1977) as a law clerk to the Chief Judge for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Upon completion of his clerkship, he immediately entered the practice of law focusing his practice in Litigation. For 42 years he has been actively engaged in a general trial practice in all Mississippi courts, state and federal. He is a former President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers and an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Transportation Lawyers Association (T.L.A.), a Mid South Super Lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury Defense and Civil Litigation and selected to Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. His trial experience has focused on representation of Corporate, Commercial Business and Insurance clients. Specialized areas of his practice include transportation law, the defense of common carrier and independent trucking companies in the defense of catastrophic personal injury claims, premises liability, products liability, business torts and insurance coverage litigation. Bob is a certified mediator for the Mississippi State Bar and a certified panel commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and NAMS.

Location

  • Capitol Building, Suite 101
    111 East Capitol Street
    P.O. Box 14028
    Jackson, MS 39236-4028

Education

  • University of Mississippi , J.D., graduated 1976
  • University of Mississippi , BS, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, The Mississippi Bar

Affiliations

  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers - President, 2003
  • Council on Litigation Management - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • Scribes - Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi, 1976
  • Federal District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi, 1978
  • Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1978

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Awards:

  • AV Rated - Martindale Hubbell
  • Fellow - Mississippi Bar Association
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation, District Trustee (2002-2005)
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, The American Society of Legal Advocates (2013)
  • Mississippi Business Journal - Leadership in Law
  • Member, Counsel on Litigation Management
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - Personal Injury - Defendant and Civil Litigation

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