Johnny has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Johnny has earned an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He presently serves as a chairman of one of the Firm’s litigation departments.
Leadership positions Johnny has held in professional and civic affairs include President of the Jackson Young Lawyers, President of the Central Mississippi Chapter of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association and President of the Young Jacksonians for the Symphony. Johnny has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Hinds County Bar Association, the Jackson Metropolitan YMCA and is a member of Jackson Preparatory High School’s Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association’s Litigation, Torts and Insurance Practice Sections. In 2007, Mr. Wade served on the Mississippi State Bar’s Professionalism Program Panel. He recently participated in a mock trial presented at the DRI Nursing Home Litigation Seminar.
Speeches & Publications
•Mock trial - 2008 DRI Nursing Home Litigation Seminar
•American Conference Institute’s Long-Term Care Conference - April 2011
•American Conference Institute’s Long-Term Care Conference - January 2012 Defending Charting Errors and Omissions: Going Beyond the Basics to Overcome Holes in the Chart
•Presenter for American Conference Institute Long-Term Care Conference: “Preventing and Defending Long-Term Care Litigation”. January 2013.
•Presenter for American Conference Institute Long-Term Care Conference: “Finding, Choosing, and Working with Medical Experts and Identifying New Methods to Use the Medicine to Win Your Case”. January 2014.
•Presenter for American Conference Institute’s Fifth Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation . January 29-30, 2015.
•Presenter at the American Conference Institutes Forum on Long Term Care Litigation & Risk Management Strategies in Miami from Jan 20-22,2016.
Honors & Awards
•American Board of Trial Advocates
•Mississippi Business Journal 2016 Top Ten Leadership in Law Award Recipient
•Best Lawyers in America : Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
•Mid-South Super Lawyers : Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
•Mid-South Super Lawyers [Top 50 Lawyers in MS]
•Corporate Counsel’s Top Rated Lawyer - Health Care Law 2012-13
•American Society of Legal Advocates [Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in MS]
•Brunini Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers
•2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Twenty- seven honored by Best Lawyers 2017, Four attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Brunini’s 2014 Super Lawyers
•EMPLOYER MANDATE AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS - STILL AWAITING GUIDANCE
Community & Professional Activities
•American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
•Hinds County Bar Association nka Capital Area Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1998-2000)
•Defense Research Institute
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
•Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Past President
•Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
•American Bar Association (Member: Litigation, Torts and Insurance Practice Sections)
•Who's Who in the Practice of Law
•Central Mississippi Chapter of University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Past President
•Jackson Metropolitan YMCA (Board of Directors, 2000-2002)
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