Posts Tagged ‘Leadership in Law’

Barry W. Ford

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. Barry Ford was a state circuit trial judge for a decade before becoming a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in 2000. He is widely recognized as a leading litigator in the state, and has tried more than 30 cases leading to favorable verdicts for major […] [...]

Robert L. Gibbs

Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC Told by many that he was too young to be a judge, Robert Gibbs proved the naysayers wrong. In 1990, the Jackson native was elected as Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit District of Mississippi at age 35 and he’s never looked back.  Today, Gibbs serves as a partner […] [...]

Charlie Ross

Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Born in Greenville, Charlie Ross takes great pride in his Mississippi Delta roots, although he grew up in Webster County. A shareholder and attorney for Wise Carter Child & Caraway in Jackson, he believes the practice of law is a privilege and an honor, and that his fellow attorneys […] [...]

Mark D. Herbert

Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A. One accomplishment stands out among Mark Herbert’s numerous contributions to the legal profession, and that is his work to establish the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA). Mississippi’s program became operational in 1987 after work and travel by Herbert. It began in the early 1980s when the president of […] [...]

Glenn S. Swartzfager

Mississippi Capital Post-Conviction Counsel If he had to choose one word to describe himself, Glenn Swartzfager would opt for simply “compassionate.” In his position as director for the Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, the Laurel native is tasked with representing indigent individuals who are under the sentence of death. Since 2003, Swartzfager also has taught […] [...]

William R. Wright

Wright Law Firm, P.A. William Wright, senior attorney with Wright Law Firm, P.A., Ridgeland, shares his insights and knowledge garnered through decades of experience in family law through writing columns and lecturing to law school students and seminars sponsored by The Mississippi Bar, Mississippi Society of CPA’s, the Mississippi Estate Planning Council and the University […] [...]

Lawrence D. Wade

Campbell DeLong, LLP He likes to describe himself as a country trial lawyer, but Larry Wade is much more than that. Erudite, well-read and well-traveled, he brings a lively interest and commitment to the practice of law. He’s a partner in the Greenville firm of Campbell DeLong and admits to being interested in “most everything.” […] [...]

R. Barry Cannada

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC While some people associate attorneys with fighting a client’s cause in the courtroom, Barry Cannada’s role as an attorney with Butler Snow is primarily spent in the boardroom working with clients to solve a myriad of business and legal issues. Cannada, Butler Snow’s Practice Group leader of the […] [...]

Mona T. Pittman

Kelly Law Firm Mona Pittman is a small-town attorney practicing with the Kelly Law firm whose reach goes far beyond the borders of Batesville. Pittman is president of the Mississippi Association for Justice, secretary of the Mississippi Democratic Party’s State Executive Committee and a member of the Panola County Community Foundation board of directors. “While […] [...]

John G. Corlew

Corlew Munford & Smith, PLLC Before graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, John Corlew studied journalism at Ole Miss.  Both disciplines have paid off for the Tennessee native, who has authored two books about the practice of law and has tried cases all the way to the United States Supreme Court. When asked why he […] [...]

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