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Mississippi less taxing for retirees

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi has been named the No. 4 most-friendly tax state for retirees by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in the recently released 2017 Retire Tax Map which looks at the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees across all 50 states. Sandra Block, senior editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, said one reason Mississippi scores so high for being tax friendly ...

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Copeland Cook rated among Best Law Firms

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush had 9 practice areas ranked Regional Tier 1 and a combined 9 others collected Tier 2 and Tier 3 distinction in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Tier 1 status: Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Defendants, Energy Law, Health Care Law, Litigation- Environmental, Oil & ...

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Christina Seanor joins Bradley’s Jackson office as Associate

Christina M. Seanor has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Jackson as an associate and a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. Seanor represents clients regarding commercial property damage and business interruption insurance disputes. She advises on the application of policy language, including choice-of-law, mortgagee, sub-limit and exclusionary provisions. She also has experience with workers’ compensation defense, attorney malpractice, ...

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Deutsch Kerrigan LLP Adds Myles E. Sharp and Robert E. Briggs to the Gulfport Office

Myles E. Sharp and Robert E. Briggs III have joined the firm in the Gulfport office of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP in Gulfport. Sharp represents multiple Fortune 500 clients facing insurance defense litigation. He also has achieved successful outcomes for his clients against claims involving commercial litigation, corporate law, construction law, workers’ compensation, premises liability, Mississippi Torts Claim Act, and contract ...

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Baker Donelson’s Health Law Group Recognized by American Bar Association’s Health Law Section

The Baker Ober Health Law Group has been ranked in the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section’s “Fifth Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition” list. The ABA recognizes, by geographic region, the top 10 health law firms based on Health Law Section membership. Baker Donelson ranked second in both the Southern Region and the Northeastern Region. Earlier this year, the Baker ...

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Charles E. Griffin Appointed to the Insurance Roundtable Steering Committee for DRI

Charles E. Griffin of Butler Snow has been appointed to serve on the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) insurance roundtable steering committee. The work of the insurance roundtable steering committee is vital to the continued growth of DRI, and the future success of the organization is dependent in large part on the vision, energy and focus of its volunteers to this ...

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Nine Adams and Reese Jackson-based lawyers recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers

Nine Adams and Reese Jackson-based attorneys were recently named 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and another three claimed 2017 Mid-South Rising Star recognition. Across the firm, 23 individuals claimed Super Lawyers honors and eight were named Rising Stars. Claiming Mid-South Super Lawyers honors from the Jackson office were Holmes S. Adams (Estate & Probate), William C. Brabec (Business Litigation), C. Phillip ...

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Adam V. Griffin Joins Adams and Reese as Associate in Jackson Office

Adam V. Griffin has joined Adams and Reese as an associate in the firm’s Jackson office. Licensed to practice law in both Mississippi and Alabama, Griffin will be a member of Adams and Reese litigation practice group. Griffin joins the firm following a stint as an associate at a large Mississippi-based firm. His practice is focused primarily on civil litigation, ...

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Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Butler Snow has announced that 75 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers, and 31 have been selected as Mid-South Rising Stars. Mississippi attorneys named 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers are: GULFPORT Michael B. Hewes, Personal Injury – Products: Defense Michael C. McCabe, Jr., Business Litigation Paul S. Murphy, Bankruptcy: Business OXFORD Paul V. ...

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