Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC attorney James R. (Jim) Farrell has been named the City of Biloxi’s Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Farrell, who is involved in a host of civic groups and has been instrumental in environmental issues within the community, was honored along with other individuals, businesses and civic groups during the city’s 28th annual Volunteer Recognition Awards.
Farrell’s recent contributions to the Gulf Coast community include securing a grant from Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola to establish a recycling program for public events and at high-profile locations in Biloxi; helping to develop the Biloxi Bay Chamber’s commemorative Biloxi Lighthouse project; and, working on the Miramar Beach restoration project in West Biloxi. He is also working to establish a rain garden at the Biloxi Farmers Market and a downtown bicycle route.
Farrell is currently a member of the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, serving as vice president of the Beautification and Environment Committee, and a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast. He also serves as the vice president of the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain; treasurer of the Harrison County Young Lawyers; and, editor of the newsletter of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Impact Assessment Committee.
John C. Henegan, attorney at Butler Snow, is a recipient of the Capital Area Bar Association 12th Annual Professionalism Award. Henegan is one of two attorneys in the metro Jackson area to receive the award this year.
Henegan is an AV-rated attorney and member of Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation Group. He is also a Fellow of both the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and First Amendment Law; by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in General Commercial Litigation and Appellate Law; and, by Mid-South Super Lawyers in Business Litigation.
Previously, he served as former Gov. William F. Winter’s chief of staff and as a law clerk to Honorable Charles Clark, United States Circuit Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Henegan currently serves as chair of the Advisory Board of the William Winter Institute of Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi.