H. Rusty Comley

H. Rusty Comley: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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Biography

H. Rusty Comley was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006. His experience spans from general product liability litigation, automotive and aviation litigation to tort and construction. He also represents health care providers in HIPAA breach cases and Medicare/Medicaid administrative proceedings and appeals. From 1996-2003, Rusty served our country as a Captain in the Aviation Branch of the United States Army. He holds a Commercial Pilot's License (Rotary-wing) with an Instrument Rating.

Honors

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America (2016-2018, Personal Injury Litigation)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Rising Star in 2012)
•Listed in Portico Jackson magazine, Portico 10 Attorneys (2015)
•Mississippi College Law Review,Executive Editor
•Mississippi College Moot Court Board

Publications and Speaking Engagements

•Co-presented and Co-authored, Your Practice is Being Audited: Complying, Fighting, and Winning (with Abby Pendleton, Esq.) at 2017 ABA Health Law Section and Chicago Medical Society Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 9, 2017.
•Co-presenter, Hot Topics in Healthcare (with Joyce Hall, Esq.) at Mississippi Association of Family Physicians 2015 Spring Conference, Ridgeland, MS, April 18, 2015.
•Co-Presenter, Damages in Personal Injury (with Joe Baladi, Esq.) for National Business Institute, Jackson, MS, August 27, 2014.
•Co-authored Patient health information breaches: What now? , Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, vol. 57 no. 8
•Co-authored The Only Way to Fight and Win a Medicaid Audit - On its Own Turf , Mississippi Medical News (December 2012)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Automotive Industrial Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Emergency Management and Response
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
  • Product Liability
  • Tort and General Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1941  Phone
www.watkinseager.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, Bachelor's Degree: Business Management, cum laude, 1996
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 2006
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
2006, Mississippi
Memberships:

Professional and Community Involvement

•American Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Fifth Circuit Bar Association
•The Mississippi Bar

Military:
Captain, U.S. Army, Aviation Branch, 1996-2003
Reported Cases:
Notable Cases: In the Matter of the Request of IMI Transport, Inc. (Medicaid Audit), Decision After Hearing, New York Department of Health, (July 21, 2016), https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/decisions; BriovaRx, LLC v. Transcript Pharmacy, Inc., 163 So. 3d 311 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015); Dorsey v. Blue Bird Corp., No. 2:12CV17-B-A, 2014 WL 5017894 (N.D. Miss. Oct. 6, 2014); Dunbar v. Walker, Cause No. 2012-899-B (Madison County Chancery Court June 5, 2014); Dorsey v. Tadlock, No. 2:12CV17-B-A, 2012 WL 4467267 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 27, 2012); Miss-Lou Ambulance Service, LLC v. State of Mississippi, Division of Medicaid, Cause No. G2010-1287 S/2 (Hinds County Chancery Court May 21, 2012); Miller v. Genie Indus., Inc., No. 3:10-CV-00063-MPM-SA, 2012 WL 161408 (N.D. Miss. Jan. 19, 2012); Lincoln Elec. Co. v. McLemore, 54 So. 3d 833 (Miss. 2010); Arroyo v. Lincoln Elec. Co., Case No. 08-WF-17980 (N.D. Ohio 2010)
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (11 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.6/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.9/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.5/5.0
    • Communication

      4.8/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.5/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/23/15 in Litigation

      i have enjoyed the opportunity to work on the same defense team with Mr. Comley as well as on opposite sides of the bar. He is a very skillful practitioner and his organizational skills and courtroom demeanor are excellent. He is a man of high ethica... Read more

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/23/15 in Complex Commercial Litigation

      Excellent attorney and a pleasure to work with. Extremely professional

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