Meade W. Mitchell

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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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Attorney Awards


Meade concentrates his practice on product liability, pharmaceutical, toxic tort, environmental, and transportation litigation. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and recognized in Best Lawyers in America in Product Liability and Super Lawyers in Class Action/Mass Tort. Meade represents clients in litigation throughout the United States and previously served as the Practice Group Leader for the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental group.


•AV- Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America
•Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2011-2019
Super Lawyers
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Class Action/Mass Torts, 2007-2018
•Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2012, 2014-2015
•Lifetime Achievement Selection, America’s Top 100 Attorneys
•Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
•Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi, Mississippi Bar, 2003-2004
•Graduate, American Bar Association, TIPS Leadership Academy, 2007
•fellow, American Bar Foundation
•Top 40 Under 40, Mississippi Business Journal, 2004
•fellow, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association
•Distinguished Leadership Award, Community Leadership Association, 2005
•Charles Clark American Inn of Court, 1998-2000
•fellow, Young Lawyers Division, Mississippi Bar

In the News

•Who’s Who Legal Recognizes 10 Butler Snow Attorneys
•Butler Snow Ranked No. 2 in Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’
•106 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•Meade W. Mitchell Elected to Governing Council of the American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Butler Snow Ranked One of USA’s Leading Product Liability Firms by Who’s Who Legal
•Butler Snow Attorneys Elected to Local Bar Association Leadership Positions
•102 Butler Snow Attorneys List in 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•Butler Snow Attorneys Speak at the ABA Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Transportation MegaConference
•117 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Committee Makes Nominations

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Author, “Who’s on First: The FDA or the FTC?,” Pro Te Solutio, Vol. 12 (2019).
•Author, “Defending TBI and CRPS Cases,” The Brief, Vol. 47 (2017).
•Presenter, Deposition Basics, Mississippi Bar Center, Jackson, MS, 2015 and 2017 (CLE Presentation).
•Presenter, Handling and Defending the High Exposure/Subjective Complaint Case, 2017 ABA Transportation MegaConference (CLE Presentation).
•Presenter, Cars and Trucks of the (Not So Distant) Future, and the Litigation to Follow, ABA Automotive, Products Liability and Commercial Transportation Webinar (2016) (CLE Presentation).
•Author, Deposition Basics, The Mississippi Lawyer, Fall 2015.
•Author, Cars & Trucks of the Future (Plus Litigation to Follow), ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter, Summer 2015.
•Author, Driving Innovations and Investigation Technology, 2015 ABA Transportation Megaconference (CLE Presentation).
•Book Editor/ Contributing Author, Damages: A State by State Summary, American Bar Association, 2014.
•Author, Learn Trial Techniques from the Best, 2014 ABA 23rd Annual Spring CLE Meeting, (CLE Presentation).
•Author, Litigating Against An Experienced Truck Accident Attorney, 2013 ABA Commercial Transportation Committee Webinar (CLE Presentation).
•Author, Recent Developments in Class Actions: The American and Canadian Perspective, 2013 Lex Mundi Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Meeting (CLE Presentation).
•Book Editor, Mississippi News Reporters’ Legal Handbook, Mississippi Bar Association (2009).
•Author, “What’s In the Black Box? A Show and Tell With Car and Truck EDRs,” ABA/TIPS, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter (2009).
•Author, E-Discovery: It’s Coming, Are You Ready?, Transportation and Trucking Industry Seminar, Denver, Colorado, 2006 (Industry Paper and Lecture).
•Author, It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday: Multiple Defendants Joinder/Venue Severance, 2006 Harris Martin Mississippi Silica Conference (CLE Presentation).
•Author, It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday: Multiple Defendants Joinder/Venue Severance, 2005 Mississippi Bar Association Summer School for Lawyers (CLE Presentation).
•Author, “Law in the Fifth Circuit Since Daubert,” 998 Supplement for Products Liability Advisory Committee Experts/Evidence Action Group’s Deskbook (1998).
•Author, Basic Principles of Bankruptcy and State Reclamation, Mississippi College Law Review, Vol. 18-2, 1998.
•Author, “The Lobby Reform Act of 1994,” Mississippi Municipalities, Vol. 43, No. 11 (1994).
•Author, “Discovery Abuse and a Proposed Reform: Mandatory Disclosure,” Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 62-3 (1993).

Civic Involvement

•Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Board of Directors, Board Member, 2009, 2012-Present
•Leadership Greater Jackson, Graduate, 2001
•Leadership Greater Jackson, Alumni Association, President, 2004-2005
•Jackson Rotary Clu

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Tort, Transportation & Specialized Litigation
  • Asbestos, Silica and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • 24-Hour Accident Investigations
  • Insurance
  • Drug and Device Litigation
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 985-4560  Phone
(601) 985-4500  Fax
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B. Accy., Accounting, cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, Associate Editor - Comments, Mississippi Law Journal, Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honorary, Federal Clerkship, Judge Tom S. Lee, 1993-94, 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; 1993, Mississippi


Lex Mundi Legal Network

Firm Representative, 2006-Present

American Bar Association

Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Governing Council, 2017-Present

Content Management Committee

Chair, 2018-Present

Book Publishing Board

Chair, 2015-Present

Membership Committee

Chair, 2008-2010

Commercial Transportation Committee

Chair, 2014-2015

Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee

Vice Chair, 2007-Present


fellow, 2004

Mississippi Membership Co-Chair, 2008-2011

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Trucking Industry Defense Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

Mississippi Bar

Litigation Section

Chair, 2015-2016

Executive Committee, 2010-2017

Public Information Committee

Past Chair

Bar Admission Ceremony Committee

Past Chair

Local Affiliates Committee

Past Chair

Young Lawyers Division

Director, 2000

American Bar Association / Young Lawyers Division

Mississippi District Representative, 2002

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Capital Area Bar Association

President, 2016-2017

Board Member, 1999 - 2000, 2012 - Present

Programs Committee

Chair, 2010-2011

Jackson Young Lawyers

President, 1999-2000

Treasurer, 1997-1998

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Reported Cases:
Experience: Defends a variety of product liability disputes for a number of manufacturers and distributors, which has included service as national/regional counsel. Defends numerous defendants named in toxic tort suits, including talc, asbestos, silica, and chemical exposure suits.; Represents variety of industrial machinery and component manufacturers and consumer product manufacturers and sellers.; Defends cases involving trucking companies. Represents a variety of different trucking companies involved in over the road accidents.; Handles complex fire, explosion, and premises liability disputes. Represents companies in the energy industry and defends environmental litigation.; Litigates insurance coverage disputes, including insurance declaratory judgment matters and the defense of bad faith claims.; Pine Belt Regional Waste Management Authority v. Jones County Property Owners, Jones County Chancery Court, 1995; Sims v. Sims, Rankin County Chancery Court, 1998; National School Services, Inc. v. Crossroad Consulting, Inc., et al., Hinds County Chancery Court, 1999; Taggert, et al. v. Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., Smith County Circuit Court, 2000; T. James Anderson, Jr. v. State of MS, et al., Southern District of Mississippi, 2004; Wansley v. Speed Corp ., 900 So.2d 1167 (Miss. 2005); 3M Co. v. Glass, 917 So.2d 90 (Miss. 2005); King v. Correction Corporation of America, et. al, Northern District of Mississippi, 2008; and Jones v. Hillcraft Furniture, Inc., et. al., Hinds County Circuit Court, 2008; Wilkins v. Wiley Sanders, et. al, Bolivar County Circuit Court, 2010; Myrick, et. Al. v. Enviro, Inc.; Jones County Circuit Court, 2011.; :

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