Sheila M. Bossier is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1989, after receiving her law degree from Tulane University School of Law. She practiced with a firm in New Orleans prior to relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she was admitted to practice in 1990. In 1997, Ms. Bossier became a member of the Mississippi Bar, and for a number of years, she continued a litigation practice as a partner with a large Jackson, Mississippi law firm. Ms. Bossier has served in the position of National Coordinating counsel and National Trial Team Counsel for Fortune 500 companies in connection with various toxic tort cases nationwide.
In 2003, Ms. Bossier formed her own law firm, where she expanded her litigation practice to include the representation of thousands of victims of environmental contamination in the State of Mississippi, involving constituents such as PCBs, chlorinated solvents, and petroleum by-products, including benzene and lead.
Ms. Bossier has organized and spoken at various continuing legal education seminars relating to toxic torts, products liability, and other mass tort matters, and has appeared as a speaker on behalf of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the Capitol Area Bar Association related to these topics. For a number of years, Ms. Bossier served as a Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee.
In 2015, Ms. Bossier was awarded membership in the Texas Lawyer’s $10 Million Dollar Club related to her representation of the Plaintiffs in Martha Salazar, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation. In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Bossier was selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Additionally, she was selected as a Super Lawyer of the Mid-South in 2016 and 2017. Super Lawyers is a creation of Thomson Reuters, which explains at SuperLawyers.com: “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.”
Legal Associations and Community Involvement
Ms. Bossier is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Capitol Area Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
She sits on the Board of the Mississippi College School of Law Child Advocacy Board, teaches trial advocacy programs at M.C. Law School, and is also a Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts of America.
In 2007, she became a certified Mediator in the State of Mississippi.
Ms. Bossier is licensed to practice law in Louisiana (1989), North Carolina (1990) and Mississippi (1997).