•Certified Public Accountant
•A - Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 2007-2017
•Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
•Litigation - General Litigation - Mississippi, 2010-2018
•Best Lawyers in America
•Litigation - Real Estate: Lawyer of the Year - Jackson, MS, 2015, 2019
•Litigation - Securities: Lawyer of the Year - Jackson, MS, 2017
•Corporate Governance Law: Lawyer of the Year - Jackson, MS, 2016, 2018
•Litigation - Land Use and Zoning: Lawyer of the Year - Jackson, MS, 2013
•Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2019
•Commercial Litigation, 2010-2019
•Corporate Governance Law, 2013-2019
•Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, 2011-2019
•Litigation - Real Estate, 2011-2019
•Litigation - Securities, 2011-2019
•Litigation & Controversy - Tax, 2011-2019
•Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, 2012-2019
•Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2012-2019
•Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2012-2019
•Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2011-2019
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2009-2018
•Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
•Former Auditor, KPMG (Jackson, MS)
•Graduate, Leadership Jackson
•fellow, American Bar Foundation
•Goodwill Industries of Mississippi, Board of Directors, Former Member
•Friends of Children's Hospital, Board of Directors, Former Member
•Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Fundraiser and Marathon Runner
•Team Continuum, Fundraiser and Marathon Runner
In the News
•158 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•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
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 45 Butler Snow Attorneys as Leaders
•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
•Chambers USA Ranks 40 Butler Snow Attorneys as Leaders
•Experienced Litigator Phillip Sykes Joins Butler Snow
Papers, Presentations, & Publications
• Co-Author, “Does Spoliation Spoil a Product Liability Claim? Analyzing and Defending Product Liability Claims of the Product-less Claimant,” IADC, Product Liability Committee Newsletter, December 2017.
•Presenter, “Daimler v. Bauman: Are You Defending Lawsuits Where You Don’t Belong?,” IADC Midyear Meeting 2016.
•Co-Author, “Are You Defending Clients Where They Don’t Belong? Corporate Defendants’ New Potent Defense Is Personal (Jurisdiction, That Is),” 82 IADC Defense Counsel Journal 282, 2015.
•Co-Author, It's Personal: The Supreme Court Equips Corporate Defendants With A Potent Defense From an Almost-Forgotten Friend, Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2014.
•Seminar Co-Chair, Network of Trial Law Firms, Litigation Management in a New York Minute, New York, NY, 2011-2014.
•Seminar Co-Chair, Network of Trial Law Firms, Semi-Annual Meetings, 2011-2014.
•Presenter, Information is Power: Defending Mass Environmental Claims, IADC Annual Meeting, 2013.
•Presenter, Information is Power, The Network of Trial Law Firms, Napa, CA and New York, NY.
•Presenter, Mississippi's Reversal of Fortune: Return from Judicial Hellhole, The Network of Trial Law Firms, New York, NY and Scottsdale, AZ.
•Presenter, Managing Legal Liability in an Audit, Central Mississippi Chapter of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Jackson, MS.
• Presenter, Free Speech or Sanctions, Network of Trial Law Firms, Phoenix, AZ.
•Author, Intentional Torts - Alienation of Affections - An Inference of Defendant's Intentional Interference in Plaintiff's Marital Relations Is Sufficient to Prove Alienation, 63 Miss. L.J. 249.
•Are you defending suits where you don’t belong?
•Going Private Mergers: More Lenient Standard of Judicial Review Now Available
American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Audit Committee, 2017-Present
Business Litigation Committee
Vice Chair, 2018-2019
Programs and Special Projects
Vice Chair, 2016-2017
Vice Chair, 2014-2016
Class Action and Multi-Party Litigation Committee
Vice Chair, 2016-2017
2016 Midyear Meeting