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C. Michael Ellingburg



  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Alabama
  • All Alabama State Courts


B.A., Millsaps College, 1973

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1976

Mike Ellingburg leads the Appellate Law and Commercial/Business Litigation practices within the firm and is active in advancing the firm’s technological capabilities and usage. He has litigated complex matters in nearly every industry, with extensive experience in banking, closely held corporations, and commercial construction.  Mike has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and is listed in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Securities. Based on his proficiency in these areas, in addition to his role as lead counsel and counsel of record in multiple cases, Mike has also been engaged on significant cases as co-lead counsel responsible for developing expert testimony and examining expert witnesses at trial. 

Professional Affiliations

Alabama Bar Association

American Bar Association

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Fidelity & Surety Law Committee

The Mississippi Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America®

  • Commercial Litigation since 1995
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Securities

Best in the US, Commercial Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated

Mid-South Super Lawyers - 2014 - 2017, Business Litigation

American Registry of America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top One Percent)

American Registry of Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers in 2006

Cambridge Who's Who

Marquis Who's Who