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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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MSU’s Hopper honored with national leadership excellence award

George Hopper, third from left, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station director and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean at Mississippi State University, accepts the 2017 Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Stations Directors ESS Excellence in Leadership Award during the APLU’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Congratulating him are, from left, Gary Thompson, Experiment Station Section chair and ...

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Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown Names New General Manager

Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown has appointed Shawn Cochran as the hotel’s new general manager. Cochran will be responsible for directing all aspects of hotel operations, including guest services, hotel administration and all sales and marketing efforts. Cochran has worked in professional hospitality management for over 20 years. Cochran has held positions of increasing responsibility with groups including CDA Hospitality, ...

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Eley Guild Hardy adds two principals

Eley Guild Hardy Architects in Biloxi recently added two new principals with the promotion of Kyle Kish and the return of Jennifer Seymour. Kyle, a native of Indialantic, Fla., originally joined Eley Guild Hardy as a Co-op Student in 1999 and returned after graduating with his Bachelors of Architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. In the late 2000’s, he ...

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Gunther Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery

Jennifer L. Gunther, CNP, recently joined Brian E. Humpherys, MD, at Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery. Gunther will work with Dr. Humpherys in providing care to patients. Gunther received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. She is board certified as ...

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Sen. Roger Wicker, Mendal Kemp Recognized by MRHA

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was recently recognized by the Mississippi Rural Health Association as its National Legislator of the Year, and recently retired Mendal Kemp, longtime director of the Center for Rural Health at the Mississippi Hospital Association, was recognized for his dedication to Mississippi’s rural hospitals at the Mississippi Rural Health Association’s annual conference. Sen. Wicker has supported multiple ...

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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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Adams and Reese Jackson Office Ranked in 20 Practice Areas on 2018 ‘Best Law Firms’ List

The Jackson office of Adams and Reese had 10 practice areas ranked Metropolitan Tier 1 and a combined 10 others garnered Tier 2 and Tier 3 distinction in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Earning Tier 1 status for the firm were Employment Law-Management, Energy Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation-Real ...

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