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Gary is a senior attorney in the Jackson office of the firm and previously served as Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group for more than 13 years. He has been involved in workers’ compensation practice for over 40 years and has served as a mediator in hundreds of cases over the past 20 years. Gary is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and serves on the Board of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. Gary is an established, well-respected leader in the field of Workers’ Compensation.

Gary has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, and is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Affiliations

  • The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2003 – Present
  • Lawyer of the Year – Workers’ Compensation Law, Best Lawyers in America®, 2015, 2018, 2021
  • The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated
  • A.H. “Buddy” Mitchell Award, Administrative Law Section, Mississippi Bar, 2005
  • Kenneth G. Perry Professionalism Award, Workers’ Compensation Section, Mississippi Bar, 2009
  • Mississippi Contributor, Independent Contractor Status: State by State Legal Guide (R. Wood Ed.), 1993
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Research Editor, 1978 – 1979
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers – 2009, 2011 – 2015
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow

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Notable Cases

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Reported Cases

  • Haney v. Fabricated Pipe, Inc., 203 So. 3d 725 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016)
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