Sarah Beth Wilson

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  • Partner at Christian & Small LLP (33 Attorneys)
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Attorney Awards

Biography

Accolades

•Named 2018 Madison County Young Professional of the Year by the Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) and the Madison County Economic Development Association (MCEDA), 10th Annual Vision Celebration (October 2018)
•Appointed by Mississippi Bankers Association to the Bank Attorneys Committee (2018-19)
•Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi) (Member 2017-19; Chairman-2018-20)
•Mississippi Board of Banking Review (Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance), Governor-Appointed Member (Term: March 2017-March 2022)
•Appointed to Madison County Young Professionals Committee (Madison County League & Foundation - 2016-17)
•“AV Preeminent” Rating - Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards (Martindale-Hubbell - 2014-17)
•Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine: Bankruptcy-Business (2014 15); Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (2015 16, 2016 17, 2017 18)
•Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale-Hubbell; 2014-17)
•Named by Benchmark Litigation to “40 & Under Hot List” of Top Young Litigators Across America & Canada (2018)
•Rising Business Stars (Mississippi Business Journal; 2016)
•“America’s Most Honored Professionals” Designation (American Registry; 2016)
•“Distinguished Lawyer” Designation (Expert Network; 2016)
•Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Businesswomen in Mississippi, finalist, 2016
•Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 50 Under 40,” 2016
•American Inns of Court“Outstanding Program Award” Recipient (2015)
•Charles Clark American Inn of Court (Associate Member; 2013-2015)

Presentations

•“Automatic Stays, Discharge Injunctions, and Other Bankruptcy Law Basics: Key Terms and Ground Rules All Lawyers Should Know, and Remember,” Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 - New Lawyer Program (Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division; 2018)
•“State-by-State Moderated Presentation and Update: Mississippi” - Honorable Jason D. Woodard, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, Kimberly Lentz, Chapter 7 Trustee and President-Elect of Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, and Sarah Beth Wilson (Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference; New Orleans, LA; 2018)
•“Bankruptcy Case Law Update” - Honorable Neil P. Olack, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, Professor John M. Czarnetzsky, University of Mississippi School of Law, and Sarah Beth Wilson (Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Annual Seminar; Jackson, MS; 2017)
•“Claims, Stays, Discharges, and More: Bankruptcy Law Basics Your Clients Need You to Know,” Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 - New Lawyer Program (Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division; 2017)
•“The Fifth Circuit: A Back-Stage View” - Moderator for Panelists Honorable Leslie H. Southwick and Honorable Stephen A. Higginson, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference; 2016)
•“Bankruptcy Settles Debts, But With Consequences” (Metro Legal Professionals; 2016)
•“Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop” (National Business Institute; 2016)
•“BOOT CAMP: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures” (National Business Institute; 2015)
•“Business Contracts: A-Z” (National Business Institute; 2015)
•“Strength & Professionalism as a Woman in Today’s Law Practice” (Millsaps College; 2013)

News Articles

•10/16/2018 Sarah Beth Wilson Named 2018 Madison County Young Professional of the Year by MCBL&F and MCEDA
•9/20/2018 Sarah Beth Wilson Earns National Board Certification in Business-Bankruptcy Law
•10/16/2018 Sarah Beth Wilson Named 2018 Madison County Young Professional of the Year by MCBL&F and MCEDA
•9/20/2018 Sarah Beth Wilson Earns National Board Certification in Business-Bankruptcy Law
•8/17/2018 Sarah Beth Wilson Appointed to MBA Bank Attorneys Committee
•7/19/2018 Wilson and Meredith Named to Benchmark Litigation's 40 & Under Hot List
•12/14/2017 Sarah Beth Wilson Named One of Mississippi's Leading Attorneys
•12/1/2017 Sarah Beth Wilson Elected Chairman of Madison County Young Professionals
•9/15/2017 Copeland Cook Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers
•4/10/2017 Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Sarah Beth Wilson to MS State Board of Banking Review
•1/6/2017 Sarah Beth Wilson Elected Vice Chairman of Madison County Young Professionals Committee
•10/6/2016 Sarah Beth Wilson Named Top 50 Under 40
•3/9/2016 Copeland Cook Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyer List
•8/24/2015 Sarah Beth Wilson Named to Top 50 Leading Business Women of 2015 by Mississippi Business Journal
•6/30/2015 Sarah Beth Wilson and William H. Leech Secure Victory in Arbitration for BankPlus
•2/19/2015 Sarah Beth Wilson Selected by Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference as 2015 Annual Seminar Committee Co-Chairman
•11/12/2014 Sarah Beth Wilson, Danny Ruhl, and Bill Leech Secure Victory in Arbitration
•2/4/2014 Sarah Beth Wilson and Robert C. Richardson Obtain $1M Judgment for Community Trust Bank

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial & Residential Transactions
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Cybersecurity & E-Discovery
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Tort
  • Contract Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Collections
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Lending

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-508-1891  Phone
601-427-1308  Phone
601-427-4997  Fax
copelandcook.com/wilson-sarah-beth
University Attended:
Else School of Management, Millsaps College, B.B.A., Accounting and Economics, cum laude, 2007; Finalist, Best Oralist, Competition-Wide, American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing I, American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing II, American Jurisprudence Award, Appellate Advocacy, American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law, American Jurisprudence Award, Business Associations
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010; Law Review, Moot Court Board, Order of Barristers, Hearin-Hess Scholar, Dean Alton H. Harvey Award, Mississippi Bar Foundation Award, Winner, Best Overall Brief, Competition-Wide
Year of First Admission:
2010
Admission:
Federal Courts; Mississippi State; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 2010, Mississippi
Memberships:

Associations

•Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Chairperson: Annual Seminar Committee (2016), Co-Chairperson: Annual Seminar Committee (2015)
•Planning Committee Member, Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference (2017-2018)
•Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP) Steering Committee: Chairperson (2017-2018); Co-Chairperson (2016-2017)
•Mississippi Bankers Association
•Mississippi Young Bankers Association
•Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association
•Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
•Jackson Young Lawyers Association
•Fifth Circuit Bar Association
•Madison County Bar Association
•American Bankruptcy Institute
•Coach of various legal advocacy teams, including: American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition Team (Mississippi College School of Law); Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition Team (Mississippi College School of Law); and Mock Trial Team (Millsaps College)

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: B. C. Rogers Poultry, Inc. v. CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc. (In re B. C. Rogers Poultry, Inc.), 455 B.R. 524 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. 2011) (securing judgment in favor of CIT on all claims brought against it by plaintiffs who sought to recover $3 million+ from CIT through alleged right of subrogation under a letter of credit financing transaction); Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc. v. Morgan, 2011 WL 359069 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 2, 2011) (prevailing on cross-motions for summary judgment regarding all substantive claims asserted, including demonstration of priority of client's prior perfected security interest pursuant to the U.C.C. over purported superior statutory right of setoff claimed by the State of Mississippi); Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Morgan, 2011 WL 1884721 (S.D. Miss. May 17, 2011); Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Morgan, 2011WL 830217 (S.D. Miss. March 4, 2011); Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Miss. State Tax Comm., 665 F. Supp. 2d 692 (S.D. Miss. 2009)
ISLN:
921436216

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • Communication

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 09/25/14 in Bankruptcy

    Sarah Beth is intelligent, proactive, and has unimpeachable integrity.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 09/17/14 in Creditors Rights

    Sarah Beth is one of the smartest, most reliable attorneys I know. 5 star rating.

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