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 cases, complex litigation, and construction defect matters. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts in Mississippi and other states. He has served as counsel for football helmet manufacturers, current and former manufacturers of welding products, automobile and tire manufacturers, pipeline equipment manufacturers, and many other industrial and consumer product manufacturers. He has handled and tried commercial and residential construction defect cases in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Jim served as an officer in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1987-94, and is currently a member of several civic and professional organizations.
Honors & Recognitions
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-18, Personal Injury Defense: Products)
•The Best Lawyers in America (2018-19, Commercial Litigation; 2018-19, Litigation - Construction; 2010-19, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; and 2010-19, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants).
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
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