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Butler Snow adds Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston to firm

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC has added Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Walker will be a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Healthcare Group, and Hairston will serve in the Public Finance and Incentives Group. Walker earned his juris doctorate and bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of ...

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UM law school to offer first-in-nation LL.M in Air & Space law

The University of Mississippi School of Law will launch the nation’s first LL.M. in Air and Space Law in the fall, with the degree program being available both on campus and online and as a full-time or part-time program. Once it receives the necessary approvals, including the American Bar Association acquiescence – expected this month – the Oxford-based law school ...

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Smith named president of Daniel Coker

Roy A. Smith Jr. still remembers vividly when he first walked into the law firm of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. as a prospective new-hire in 1982. He was fresh out of law school, where he served as student body president. With that on his résumé, it should come as little surprise that other firms were interested in his ...

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Phelps Dunbar elects new partners

Paige C. Jones has been elected a partner at Phelps Dunbar, LLP. Jones practices in the firm’s Houston office in the area of insurance and reinsurance. Her litigation experience encompasses a broad range of insurance coverage matters. Jones represents admitted and surplus lines insurers regarding various first-party coverage and defense matters including large loss commercial claims, reinsurance claims, residential property ...

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Holladay joins Cal-Maine

Cal-Maine Foods Inc.’s board of directors has named Robert L. Holladay Jr. as vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining Cal-Maine, Holladay most recently advised the company as an outside attorney with YoungWilliams, P.A. in Jackson, where he concentrated his practice in corporate, securities and general business law. He has significant experience advising companies of all sizes in a ...

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Bergmark to receive ABA award

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will recognize Martha Bergmark of Jackson, with the annual John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award for her contributions to public service. Bergmark, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, is being recognized for her advocacy, leadership and commitment to equal justice. She worked at the Legal Services Corporation in ...

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Williamson named vice chair

Jonell B. Williamson of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Payment & Reimbursement Interest Group for the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section. Williamson, a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Jackson office, concentrates her practice in healthcare. She serves as co-leader of the firm’s Health Care ...

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Welch appointed to ABA committee

W. Scott Welch of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been appointed to serve on the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) National Trial Academy Special Standing Committee. Welch was appointed by ABA president Carolyn Lamm to serve a three-year term. Welch, a ...

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