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BEN WILLIAMS — PowerScoring Trump’s judicial appointments in the first 18 months

Ben Williams In his first 18 months in office, President Trump placed 44 lifetime Article III federal judges on the bench. Conservative pundits praise the record. But how do the 44 confirmations really stack up? The U.S. currently has 860 congressionally established Article III judicial positions, breaking down as follows: 9 Supreme Court justices, 179 appellate judges, 663 district judges, ...

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Hattiesburg Young Lawyers elect new officers

Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association (HAYLA) has elected its new officers for 2018-19. Cory Ferraez, partner of Holmes, McLelland and Ferraez, will serve as president; Alex Shoemaker, Court Administrator for the Honorable Prentiss G. Harrell will serve as Vice President; Arman Miri, attorney with Bryan Nelson, will serve as secretary/treasurer; Valerie Moss Andrews, attorney with Lowery and Fortner, will serve ...

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J.D. Cooley joins Butler Snow’s Ridgeland Office

JD Cooley Butler Snow has announced that J.D. Cooley has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. He will practice with the firm’s business services group. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Cooley defended clients in several areas of litigation including construction, appellate, labor and employment and financial services. He also clerked for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr. of the United States ...

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Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc. merges with Garner Russell & Associates

Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc. (BMA), with offices in Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula, and Garner Russell & Associates, located in Gulfport, are excited to announce the merger of their firms into one. Each firm has served the Mississippi Gulf Coast for more than 50 years. Combined they will operate as Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc., offering clients more experience and ...

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Topp McWhorter Harvey rebranding to TMH

Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, a Hattiesburg-founded company and one of the largest accounting firms in the state of Mississippi, revealed their new brand reflecting an emphasis on a strong heritage and commitment to relationships with clients. A new logo and name rework are the most visible changes to be noticed, but the implementation of the brand is the focus of ...

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Hairston graduates Delta Leadership Institute

Butler Snow has announced that Tray Hairston is one of six Mississippi graduates of Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA) Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy. The year-long training program brings together public, private and nonprofit-sector leaders from each of the eight states served by DRA and equips participants with the tools, experiences and networks that will help them create new economic ...

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Rademacher listed in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2018

Kurt Rademacher Butler Snow recently announced that Kurt G. Rademacher has been listed in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2018, a list of the world’s elite lawyers advising ultra-high net worth clients. Launched in 2017, the Private Client Global Elite is a highly respected global directory of the world’s top private client and trust disputes talent. Rademacher is a ...

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Romero joins Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC

Kathryn Romero Kathryn Romero recently joined the tax division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as a tax staff member. She graduated from Millsaps College, where she received her Bachelor of Accountancy and Masters of Professional Accountancy. Kathryn is originally from Lafayette, La.

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Memphis law firm expands services into Mississippi

Rebecca Adelman, a former founder of Hagwood Adelman Tipton, announced she resumed full operation of her firm, Adelman Law Firm, which was originally founded in 2001. The firm will serve Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Adelman Law Firm’s team of legal professionals will serve the public in the areas of medical malpractice, long-term care and aging services, professional liability, general litigation, ...

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Benchmark Litigation selects three to year’s 40 and under hot list

Cody Bailey The Brunini firm is proud to recognize Cody Bailey, Karen Howell and Taylor McNeel, as they have been selected in the 40 & Under Hot List. Karen Howell They are among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in Mississippi and throughout the United States. Taylor McNeel Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on litigation in the United ...

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