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Julian Miller joins Bradley’s Jackson office as associate

Julian D. Miller has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cumming LLP’s Jackson office as an associate. A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Miller focuses his practice on a variety of civil litigation matters. Most recently, Miller was an attorney at Butler Snow LLP in Jackson. Previously, he served as judicial law clerk to Judge T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. of the ...

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Bradley counsel Graves honored as a Woman Of Legal Tech 2018

Tiffany M. Graves of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been chosen for the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s distinguished Women of Legal Tech list of 2018. This annual acknowledgement celebrates women who stand out in the legal tech field, and reinforces the ABA’s commitment to diversity by encouraging more women to join. Graves was selected based on her accomplishments ...

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With an eye on future Carr Riggs moves into new digs

By NASH NUNNERY The notion  of accountants as ‘bean counters’ huddled together in a cramped office crunching numbers and preparing tax returns is an antiquated stereotype. It certainly doesn’t apply to the Ridgeland office of Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors. The array of services that CRI and many nationally-known CPA firms offer is growing exponentially. Beyond audits and ...

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Attorney Brehm Bell relies on reputation to attract personal injury clients

By BECKY GILLETTE Most personal injury attorneys use large billboards and extensive television advertising to attract clients. Attorney Brehm Bell instead relies on his reputation garnered from 25 years of legal work in the Hancock County area. “I’m very fortunate in that I don’t have to put up billboards or run ads on TV,” Bell said. “Most of my clients ...

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ANALYSIS — Ponzi schemes and controversial clawback claims against investors

  Many have called Madison Timber Properties, LLC the largest Ponzi scheme in Mississippi history. The scheme involved more than one hundred million dollars in investments and hundreds of investors spanning many years. The scheme has attracted the attention of national media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes. Now, in the wake of the scheme’s ...

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Who’s Who Legal recognizes 10 Butler Snow attorneys

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal. Christy D. Jones has also been named to Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018, ranking third in the Americas by the publication in the categories of life sciences and product liability. Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018 brings together the insight, expertise ...

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Dyanne Ray joins Butler Snow in Ridgeland

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Dyanne Ray has joined the firm in Ridgeland, Miss. Ray will serve as a banking and compliance advisor in the banking and bank regulatory area within the finance, real estate and restructuring practice group. “We look forward to utilizing Dyanne’s expertise in working with our financial institution clients,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, ...

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Mississippi senator confirms he lost money in fraud scheme

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Thursday that he is among the victims of a Mississippi-based fraud that officials say involved more than $100 million. Wicker, a Republican from Tupelo, told The Associated Press he had invested in what was supposed to be the rights to cut timber. Federal prosecutors charge it was a Ponzi scheme, though, with a Jackson man ...

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Former Mississippi court clerk arrested for embezzlement

A former court clerk in northeast Mississippi is accused of stealing more than $1,750. Jeannette Tullis was arrested Thursday on a felony embezzlement charge after investigators concluded that she stole money from Alcorn County Justice Court between July 2013 and January 2015. Tullis worked as a deputy justice court clerk from 2002 until she resigned. She was indicted April 26 ...

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PONZI POINTS: Notable from the charging document

Allegations from the criminal information filing against Arthur Lamar Adams: » Adams ran the Ponzi scheme from early 2011 through April of this year, prosecutors say. » Adams kept the scheme going by paying earlier investors with money collected from new investors, prosecutors say. “Adams lulled and persuaded investors to maintain their investments and to invest additional funds by timely paying ...

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