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Wise Carter selects board and officers

Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. recently named its 2016 officers and board of directors. The appoints are: » Chairman of the Board – George H. Ritter » President – Charles E. Ross » New Board Members – Lynda C. Carter and R. Mark Hodges Current board members who will continue include: Eugene R. Naylor (Secretary/Treasurer), Charles H. Russell III, ...

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Currie tapped for Institute

Edward J. “Ned” Currie has been elected for membership in the American Law Institute. Currie is a 1976 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and is a founding member of Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., with offices in Jackson and Biloxi. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work ...

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Baker Donelson on list

For the seventh consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. The law firm is ranked 32nd on the prestigious list. In naming Baker Donelson to the list, Fortune noted the Firm “balances hard work with a laid-back culture” and highlighted the Firm’s work providing legal advice to the homeless as well ...

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Steinberger nominated

Pascagoula attorney Karl Steinberger has been nominated to be President of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Elections will be held at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on April 14. Steinberger is a shareholder and vice president with the firm of Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer and Burrow. He has practiced law in Pascagoula since 1976. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss in ...

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7 at Bradley Arant honored

Bradley Arant partner W. Wayne Drinkwater of the Jackson office has been named one of seven of the firm’s attorneys to be identified by Who’s Who Legal as being among the world’s leading product liability defense lawyers. Others listed in Product Liability Defence 2016 include: Birmingham partners James W. Gewin and Tripp Haston; Huntsville, Ala. managing partner Kimberly B. Martin; ...

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Baker Donelson honored

Baker Donelson announces that the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a directory of America’s leading lawyers for business, will recognize 83 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 23 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the Firm’s health law practice as a leading national practice, and will name 23 of the Firm’s practice areas as leading practices in ...

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Butler Snow adds Kemp

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Timothy V. Kemp has joined Butler Snow as a partner in the law firm’s Washington D.C. and Nashville offices. Kemp will be a part of the firm’s regulatory and government relations group, where he will continue to focus his nationwide practice on insurance and financial services regulation, government relations, compliance and corporate governance.

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Kleckley joins law firm

The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Charles Edward “Chuck” Kleckley, former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2012 to 2016 and a successful Lake Charles businessman, has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as a Government Affairs Advisor (non-lawyer). Kleckley will be based out of the Adams and Reese Baton ...

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Butler Snow lawyer honored

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow law firm has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star. Jones is one of 316 attorneys to receive this honor nationwide. Jones focuses her practice on drug and device litigation and professional liability in the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare industries. She has more than 30 years of trial experience, has served as national ...

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Updated flag lawsuit says rebel emblem ‘vestige’ of slavery

An attorney is making additional arguments in a federal lawsuit that seeks to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag. In papers filed Thursday, Carlos Moore says the emblem violates the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed slavery. He says the emblem used by some Confederate troops during the Civil War is a “vestige” of slavery. ...

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