- 4.9/5.0 (20 reviews)
Jim has significant litigation and trial experience across multiple jurisdictions (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey, and Ohio among others) in general product liability litigation, mass tort, complex litigation and construction defect areas. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts in Mississippi and other states. He has served as counsel in cases for football helmet manufacturers, current and former manufacturers of welding products, automobile and tire manufacturers, pipeline equipment manufacturers and numerous other industrial and consumer product manufacturers. He has handled and tried commercial and residential construction defect cases in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. Further, Jim is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been acknowledged as a member of Best Lawyers in America in Commerical Litigation (2018); Litigation - Construction (2018); Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018); and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018), as well as by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2016, Products Liability: Defense). Jim also is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Jim is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and the Northern District of Florida.
Jim served as a First Lieutenant in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1987-1994, and he is currently a member of several civic and professional organizations.
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2017, Personal Injury Defense: Products)
•The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation (2018); Litigation - Construction (2018); Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018); and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018)
Professional And Community Involvement
•American Bar Association (Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Construction Litigation Committee)
•American Bar Foundation, fellow
•Defense Research Institute (Product Liability and Construction Law Committees)
•Mississippi Army National Guard