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Overview

Jim’s practice is concentrated in the areas of general litigation and hospitality, with an emphasis in products & premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and governmental liability. He is a diligent, steadfast advocate for those he represents. Nationally franchised restaurants, local businesses, government entities, and their individual managers and employees receive unparalleled attention to detail while within Jim’s purview. He is an AV Preeminent® Rated attorney by his peers and has been recognized for his work by Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of personal injury defense.  

In Jim’s own words, “When entrusted with a new case, I treat the matter as if I am a shepherd. To the client, their case is the most important thing in the world. Therefore, I take on that same philosophy and treat every case with the utmost importance, from the very beginning until I have seen the matter through to its end.” 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Rankin County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2019 – Present
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated
  • Top Rated Lawyer, Personal Injury Defense

Honors & Awards Announcements

Notable Cases

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Reported Cases

  • Weeks, Inc. and D&W Tire and Muffler Company, Inc. vs. Lewis; In the Supreme Court of Mississippi; NO. 2020-IA-01337-SCT
  • B & B Management Company, LLC and Terence McGee, Individually v. X.Y., a minor, By and Through her Mother and Next Friend, He Shao, 245 So.3d 477 (Miss. 2018)
  • Lockhart v. Sterling Properties, Inc., 170 So. 3d. 1235 (Miss.Ct.App.2015)
  • Howard v. Wilson, 62 So. 3d 955 (Miss. 2011)
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