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Honorees were chosen by an independent panel An awards program is only as good as its honorees. And the honorees are only as good as the judging process. Thus, the Mississippi Business Journal went to great lengths to ensure the criteria were fair and balanced and the judging panel was independent for the inaugural Leadership in Law program, according to ...

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Phelps Dunbar has roots back to New Orleans

Siler: Economy to blame for drop in attorneys in Mississippi With roots that date to 1853 in New Orleans, the Phelps Dunbar law firm has about 50 attorneys in three offices across Mississippi. The firm first branched into Mississippi in 1986 with the merger of Jones, Mockbee, Bass and Hodge. Over the next decade, the firm continued to grow; first, ...

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Teller Hassell and Hopson

This Vicksburg firm began in 1866 as Pittman & Pittman and serves clients in Mississippi and Louisiana. The firm represents locals companies, school boards and medical providers in addition to community members in plaintiff’s and defense cases. Associates are Landman Teller Jr., Douglas E. Hassell, B. Blake Teller, W. Briggs Hopson, III, Jami L. Crews, G. Philip Schrader IV and ...

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Campbell Delong

The Greenville-based firm was founded by W.A. Percy in 1861. Its associates have included LeRoy Percy, Williams Alexander Percy, Fred C. DeLong Jr. and Roy D. Campbell Jr. Campbell DeLong serves clients in federal district and bankruptcy courts at the Greenville site, in state and federal courts across the state, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the ...

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

The Jackson law firm was established in 1871 and is now one of the largest firms in the Southeast. In addition to Mississippi offices, the firm has locations in North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. The international firm, with more than 370 attorneys, is ranked in the top 25 percent in the BTI Client Relationship 100, which ranks firms ...

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Wells Marble & Hurst

With a history that dates to 1871, Wells Marble & Hurst is one of Mississippi’s largest law firms. The firm lists 32 attorneys on its web site. In 2009, it was named one of the best places to work in the state by the Mississippi Business Journal. Also that year, the firm was among 69 law firms across the nation ...

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Ridgeland firm educates lenders on details

Program goal to educate and provide networking opportunities between developers, development entities and lenders The Ridgeland law firm Butler Snow recently hosted a seminar aimed at educating lenders, developers and investors and community representatives on the advantages of the New Markets Tax Credit Program. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program aids development in low-income communities by providing a tax ...

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Newer programs, credits available

New homeowner credits are still available for longtime homeowners As taxpayers prepare to meet the looming April 15 deadline to file 2009 income tax returns, one accountant provided insight to newer programs and credits available this year. Becky Covington, a tax partner with Haddox, Reid, Burkes and Calhoun in Jackson, said there are several programs taxpayers should be aware of. ...

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Graves remains passionate about children

    Tiffany Graves is an associate at the Jackson firm Watkins & Eager, PLLC, where she works as a corporate employer litigator and counselor, but she remains passionate about the state’s underserved children.   Graves, who grew up in Winchester, Va., and obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, came to Mississippi as the ...

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Task force tackles bad law practice

Bar’s task force that deals with complaints and issues regarding the unauthorized practice of law   The Mississippi Bar Association has created a task force to handle issues surrounding the unauthorized practice of law in the state. The task force is an extension of the bar’s existing committee, formed in the early 1980s, that deals with complaints and issues regarding ...

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