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Chicago law firm asks justices to dismiss $103M fraud verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is to hear arguments today from a Chicago-based law firm seeking dismissal of a $103 million jury verdict to businessman Lavon Evans Jr. who claimed the firm defrauded him. Evans sued in 2008 claiming the Baker & McKenzie firm defrauded his oil and gas business. In 1999, Evans began drilling wells for businessman Reed ...

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Chicago law firm asks Court to toss fraud verdict

JACKSON — A Chicago-based law office has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a jury’s verdict saying it owes $103 million to a businessman who claimed the firm defrauded him. Oral arguments are scheduled for July 17 in Jackson. The case is among dozens the court will take up during its July-August term. The docket includes a separate ...

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Law firm changes name as Watkins shifts career focus

JACKSON — The law firm of Watkins & Young, PLLC, has changed its name to Young Law Group, PLLC. The name change reflects several transitions at the law firm over the past year. David Watkins has retired from practicing law in order to devote full time to his economic development projects with his company Watkins Development, LLC. In addition, Bonnie ...

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Butler Snow forms new advisory services subsidiary

JACKSON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC announced today the formation of a new subsidiary, Butler Snow Advisory Services, LLC, under the direction of CEO Matt A. Thornton. Based in Ridgeland, the new company offers a complete range of traditional business and financial services to commercial and industrial, small business, emerging growth and start-up business enterprises as well ...

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McGlinchey Stafford opens Florida office

JACKSON — McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, has opened a new office in Jacksonville, Fla., expanding the firm’s presence to nine offices in six states. The Florida office is home to three new attorneys: Mark New, Carter Burgess and JoAnn Kucklick. The firm now has more than 150 attorneys in its eight other offices in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and New York.

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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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Phelps Dunbar expanding into Alabama

NEW ORLEANS — Phelps Dunbar, LLP, is expanding into Alabama through a combination with the firm of Lyons, Pipes & Cook, PC, effective July 1. This adds to Phelps Dunbar’s U.S. offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida and brings the total number of lawyers in the firm to 284. “We are excited to be part of the dynamic Mobile, ...

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