Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced the addition of three new employees.
Michael Casey Williams has joined the firm’s Jackson office as an associate. He represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including product liability litigation, mass tort litigation, and employment litigation in both state and federal court. In addition to handling various general litigation matters, he also serves clients’ intellectual property needs by assisting in the protection and use of their intellectual property rights.
Williams earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi, where he served as an associate editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. He is a member of the Jackson Young Lawyers, the Gulf Coast IP Association, and the Magnolia Bar.
Michael L. Cowan Jr. has joined the firm’s Jackson office as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Cowan joined Bradley Arant following a clerkship with Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr. of the Mississippi Supreme Court. He earned his B.S. from Tennessee Tech University and his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Mississippi Law Journal and participated in the school’s tax clinic. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the Jackson Young Lawyer Association.
Before law school, Cowan worked as a learning and development specialist for Deloitte Services, LP, and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a civil affairs officer and continues to serve as a member of the Individual Ready Reserve.
C. Meade Hartfield has joined the firm as counsel in the Financial Services and Litigation practice groups. She will split her time between the firm’s Birmingham and Jackson offices.
Hartfield has represented clients nationwide in a variety of industries, including financial services, drug and medical device, automotive, aviation, industrial equipment, insurance, and environmental. Her financial services practice includes representing financial institutions and mortgage companies in defensive litigation matters throughout the country, including alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and state deceptive trade practices laws. She also spearheads regulatory compliance services in response to pending or new legislation.
Hartfield earned her B.A. (summa cum laude), B.B.A. (summa cum laude), and J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Mississippi. She is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), where she serves on the DRI Publications Board, the Drug & Medical Device Committee, and as Annual Meeting Chair of Women in Law. She has been named as both an Alabama Super Lawyers and Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and was also included on B-Metro’s list of “Top Women Lawyers” for 2015.