H. Rusty Comley was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006. His experience spans from general product liability litigation, to automotive and aviation litigation, to tort and construction litigation. He also represents health care providers in HIPAA breach matters and Medicare/Medicaid administrative proceedings and appeals. Rusty has argued cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Mississippi Supreme Court. 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 & Recognitions
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•The Best Lawyers in America (2016-19, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)
•Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013-18, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 2012, Rising Star)
•Portico Jackson, Portico 10 Attorneys (2015)
•Mississippi College Law Review, Executive Editor
•Mississippi College Moot Court Board
Articles & Publications
•Patient Health Information Breaches: What Now? [Authors: Rusty Comley and Abram Orlansky]
Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, vol. 57 no. 8 , 07.31.2016
•The Only Way to Fight and Win a Medicaid Audit - On its Own Turf [Authors: Rusty Comley and Mark Jicka]
Mississippi Medical News , 12.2012
Publications and Speaking Engagements
•“Good Counsel for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks facing Healthcare Providers,” 2018 Mississippi Bar Convention, Health Law Section, Miramar Brach, FL & 2019 Health Law Lagniappe, Mississippi Bar Center, Jackson, MS, March 29, 2019
• Law of Engineering Malpractice,” Halfmoon Seminar, Managing Engineering Liability & Risk Jackson, MS, March 20, 2018 (with Drew Norwood)
• Your Practice is Being Audited: Complying, Fighting, and Winning, 2017 ABA Health Law Section and Chicago Medical Society Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 9, 2017 (with Abby Pendleton).
• Hot Topics in Healthcare, Mississippi Association of Family Physicians 2015 Spring Conference, Ridgeland, MS, April 18, 2015 (with Joyce Hall).
• Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute, Jackson, MS, August 27, 2014 (with Joe Baladi).