Trace D. McRaney was born in Lucedale, Mississippi on January 7, 1968. He graduated from Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 1986, with honors. Trace attended Pearl River Community College, where he lettered in varsity football and was listed in the Who's Who Among Junior College Students. He then completed his undergraduate studies at Millsaps College, graduating cum laude in 1990, with a B.A. in History. Trace lettered in varsity football and played varsity baseball while at Millsaps College. He as also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honorary, while at Millsaps. Trace attended the University of Mississippi School of Law where he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal. In 1994, he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Trace joined Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. in 1998 as an associate. In 2002, he became a shareholder in the firm. Trace has extensive experience in the courtroom, having tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to verdict.
In addition to his trial court experience, Trace has handled numerous appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court and presented appellate arguments to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Trace is married to the former Wendy Shaw, and they have one daughter, Emma. Trace and his family reside in Kiln, Mississippi.
Outside the office, Trace enjoys hunting, fishing, Ole Miss and Millsaps sports and the Saints.
99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Progressive Insurance Company
Safeway Insurance Company
United Automobile Insurance Company
Aspen Insurance UK, Limited
Summit Risk Services
Mississippi Tort Claims Board
Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association
Molokai Condominiums, Diamondhead, Mississippi
Vela Insurance Services, Inc.
Star Buffet, Inc.
Coach-Trial Academy for Young Lawyers, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, 2009
Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rated B-V
Professional Associations and Memberships
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Committee Member, Government Liability Committee
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA), Member
Mississippi Bar Association, Member
Harrison County Bar Association, Member
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Member