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Bradley Arant named best law firm in state

JACKSON — Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP has been recognized as the Mississippi “Firm of the Year” in the inaugural U.S. Benchmark Litigation Awards. It was also named the top firm in the South for its appellate and general commercial litigation practices. Winners were honored at an awards ceremony in New York City. In addition to receiving multiple top honors, ...

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Fired agency director denies wrongdoing

BILOXI — A Jackson law firm is representing the fired executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, and says he has not done anything wrong. State and federal investigators are looking at spending under Bill Walker, of Ocean Springs, who was fired Jan. 15. The state Commission on Marine Resources said the dismissal was with cause, but did ...

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Law firm earns highest ranking in poll of best workplaces

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has earned its highest ranking yet on Fortune’s 16th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, coming in at 45th in its fourth consecutive year to be named to the listing. “Each year, we are incredibly honored to be recognized among such a select group of companies,” says Ben Adams, ...

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County hires law firm to set up economic development board

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River County supervisors have hired a branch of the Butler Snow law firm to set up an economic development board. The county will pay the Ridgeland-based firm $450,000 over three years, under a contract signed Sept. 19 by J. Patrick Lee, president of the board of supervisors, The Picayune Item reports. The head of the county’s Republican ...

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Ex-mayor convicted of murder conspiracy released from prison

BILOXI — Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat was released from prison yesterday after serving 15 years in a conspiracy that led to the 1987 slayings of a Mississippi judge and the judge’s wife, also a Biloxi City Council member. The Sun Herald reports Halat, 70, was released from federal prison in Oakdale, La., and moved to a halfway house Family ...

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Forger-turned-secretary returns to forgery, gets 10 years

BATESVILLE — A 40-year-old Sardis woman has received a 10-year prison sentence after a Panola County Circuit Court jury convicted her of forging a court document. The Commercial Appeal reports Samantha Johnson was convicted after fewer than 15 minutes of deliberation. Judge Jimmy McClure immediately sentenced her to 10 years for composing the fictitious Chancery Court divorce document. Johnson, while ...

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Ex-employee pleads not guilty to stealing $200K+

ABBEVILLE — An Abbeville woman has been indicted on embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing more than $200,000. The Oxford Eagle reports that the indictment alleges Valerie Harmon took $20,267 between March-November 2011 while she was an employee for Action Collections, which was owned by the law firm where she worked as a notary. A second count on the indictment alleges ...

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Adams and Reese opens another Florida office

JACKSON — Adams and Reese has opened a new office in Tallahassee, Fla., its 14th in 13 markets. The firm’s Southern footprint already includes Florida offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The new office opens with attorneys and staff from the Tallahassee-based firm Igler & Dougherty, P.A. Adams and Reese has increased the firm’s size to over 50 attorneys in ...

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Forman Perry opens new office in New Jersey

JACKSON — Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP has opened a new office in Red Bank, N.J. Heading the office is law firm partner Lisa Pascarella along with partner Stephanie DiVita. The office consists of eight attorneys, seven paralegals, and support staff. “The increased activity of mass tort litigation in the Northeast has created a need for an office ...

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Bradley Arant makes ABA's 'Top 100' ranking

JACKSON — Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP has been named a “Top 100 Group Firm” by the American Bar Association (ABA). Honorees are featured in the August issue of the ABA Journal. The “Top 100 Group Firm” honorees are local lawyers and firms that support the ABA’s efforts to promote and protect the profession and practice of law at home ...

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