Mark W. Garriga

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  • Renaissance at Colony Park, 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Mark is a former legislator who focuses his practice on administrative law, disaster assistance, government relations, and healthcare regulatory and transactions matters.


•AV - Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America
•Government Relations Practice, 2008-2018
•Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, 2016
Super Lawyers
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Administrative Law, 2012-2018
•2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare, The American Lawyer
•Chair, Governor-Elect Transition Policy, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012
•Member, Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, 2012-2014
•fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
•Lawyers Committee, National Center for State Courts
•Board of Directors, Mississippi Rural Health Association
•Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, State of Mississippi, 1994-1999
•Republican Nominee, Attorney General, State of Mississippi, 1999
•Representative, Mississippi House of Representatives, 1991-1994
•Gubernatorial Appointment, Mississippi Special Committee for Judicial Campaign Intervention, 2014 Judicial Election Cycle

In the News

•LAW ELEVATED - Blue Cross policy dispute battle revisited
•106 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•102 Butler Snow Attorneys List in 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•129 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 16 Named Lawyer of the Year
•117 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

• Author, “The Hatch Act & Municipal Employees,” Mississippi Municipalities; Volume 67, Number 3, 2018
• Author, “LAW ELEVATED - Blue Cross Policy Dispute Battle Revisited, ” Mississippi Business Journal, June 8, 2018.
• Co-Author, “LAW ELEVATED - Mississippi’s Health Care Collaboration Act is Good Medicine,” Mississippi Business Journal, April 14, 2017.
•Presenter, Tort Reform in Mississippi - A Journey, Not a Destination, Miss. Economic Council/State Medical Association, March 2014.
•Presenter, Medicaid Audits and Appeals, Mississippi Rural Health Association, September 2013.
•Presenter, Disaster Recovery Planning, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, March 2012.
•Presenter, Disaster Assistance, Working With FEMA and MEMA, Miss. Association of Supervisors, June 2011.
•Presenter, Overview of the Health Care Reform Act, Butler Snow - Invited Professionals Seminar, April 2010.
•Presenter, FEMA Arbitration Update, Butler Snow - Invited Professionals Seminar, March 2010.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Administrative Law
  • Catastrophic Events and Major Claims
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare Regulatory and Transactions
  • White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations
  • Governmental Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare
  • Gaming

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 985-4506  Phone
(601) 985-4500  Fax
University Attended:
Mississippi State University, B.S., Banking and Finance, S.D. Lee Honors, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; 1985, Mississippi


•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•American Health Lawyers Association
•Federalist Society
•Capital Area Bar Association
•American Bar Association

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Experience: Public Law; Administrative Law; Healthcare Certificates of Need; Public Records Requests and Disputes; Medicaid Audit Hearings; Procurement Disputes; Public Utility Proceedings; Gaming Law; Disaster Assistance; FEMA appeals; Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission (implementation of statewide emergency wireless network), Counsel 2008 - Present.; Legislation; Health Care Collaboration Act of 2017 (H.B. 926, codified at Miss. Code Ann. 37-115-50.1) (drafting assistance and counsel).; Co-Authored the Mississippi Court Reform Act (H.B. 548, codified at Miss. Code Ann. 9-4-1, et seq.).; Co-Authored State Port Tax Credit Act of 1994 (H.B. 1778, codified at Miss. Code Ann. 27 '7 '22.7).; Introduced and Co-Authored the Mississippi Product Liability Act (H.B. 1270, codified at Miss. Code Ann. 11-1-63).; Introduced and Co-Authored the Mississippi Punitive Damages Act (codified at Miss. Code Ann. 11-1-65).; MS Civil Justice Reform Act of 2004 (drafting assistance and counsel).; Election Contests; Litigation; Perkins v. McAdams, 234 So.3d 413 (Miss. 2017) (Election Contest).; Gunn v. Hughes, 210 So.3d 969 (Miss. 2017) (Brief of Amicus Curiae - Hon. Tate Reeves).; McDaniel v. Cochran, 158 So.3d 992 (Miss. 2014) (Election Contest - Sen. Thad Cochran).; Jackson HMA, LLC v. Miss. State Dep't. of Health, et al., 98 So. 3d 980 (Miss. 2012) (agency authority to determine application of CON Laws to University Hospital).; Bay St. Louis - Waveland School District v. FEMA, CBCA 1739 (December 8, 2009) and (February 1, 2010) (first Hurricane Katrina FEMA arbitration hearing under ARRA).; PPG Architectural Finishes v. Lowery, 909 So.2d 47 (Miss. 2005) (statute of limitations construed to bar toxic tort claim).; Ballard v. Illinois Central R. Co., 338 F.Supp. 2d 712 (S.D. Miss. 2004) (federal jurisdiction established under Federal Arbitration Act and Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards).; Miller v. Allstate, 631 So.2d 789 (Miss. 1994) (uninsured motorist statute interpreted to allow offset and unfavorable stacking interpretation).; Swan v. I.P, Inc., 617 So.2d 846 (Miss. 1993) (established doctrine of sophisticated user for toxic tort/product liability actions in Mississippi).; Paul Property and Liability v. Nance, 577 So.2d 1238 (Miss. 1991) (subrogation rights of uninsured motorist carrier abrogated by release of tortfeasor by insured).; Collins v. Trinity Industries, 861 F.2d 1364 (5thCir. 1988) (statute of repose for improvement to real property construed to bar personal injury claim).; Westbrook v. Perry, 516 So.2d 240 (Miss. 1987) (defense verdict affirmed).

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    Renaissance at Colony Park , 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400 , P.O. Box 6010
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