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Banks receives award

Former presiding justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court and Phelps Dunbar, LLP senior partner Fred Banks was recently honored by the Mississippi Center for Justice with its “Champion of Justice” award for 2013. Banks has spent much of his legal career dedicated to civil rights and justice and was a member of the legal team that implemented landmark civil rights ...

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Fred Banks wins Inns of Court award

Fred L. Banks Jr., senior partner at Phelps Dunbar and former presiding justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, was recently honored with the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award at the 2013 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit in Fort Worth, Texas. Banks has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, legislative and governmental relations, and appellate ...

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Steven Blake Adams joins Phelps Dunbar

Mississippi attorney Steven Blake Adams has joined Phelps Dunbar’s Tupelo office as an associate within the firm’s health care practice, representing hospitals, physicians, managed care organizations and other health care providers in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast. With other health care attorneys in Phelps Dunbar’s Tupelo and Jackson offices, Adams provides counsel on corporate, tax, and regulatory matters, including Medicare ...

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Appellate law guru Luther Munford departs Phelps Dunbar for Butler Snow

Luther Munford, a veteran Jackson attorney who wrote the book on Mississippi appellate law, has joined Butler Snow as a member of the Ridgeland-based firm’s Appellate and Written Advocacy Practice Group.   Munford, previously of Phelps Dunbar, will “certainly strengthen our appellate team,” said Donald Clark Jr., Butler Snow chairman. Munford is a 1976 graduate of the University of Virginia ...

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Firm adds associates

Phelps Dunbar, LLP has two new associates in its Tupelo office. Krissy Casey joined in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. She received her J.D. summa cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law in 2010 and afterward served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sharion Aycock of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and ...

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Firms adds Harris

Phelps Dunbar, LLP has hired Adam B. Harris as an associate in the regional admiralty and tort litigation group. His practice consists of defending a variety of tort claims, including personal injury, and property damage, professional liability, products liability, construction defects and maritime disputes. Prior to working at Phelps Dunbar, Harris practiced in the area of commercial and liability litigation ...

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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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Firm chooses McAllister

Susan McAllister has joined Adams and Reese as the regional office manager of the Jackson office, responsible for the daily administration of the office. McAllister brings close to 20 years of administrative experience in human resources and office administration at various law firms throughout Mississippi. McAllister has legal administrative experience at defense and plaintiff firms, formerly serving as regional office ...

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Siler named director

W. Thomas Siler Jr., managing partner of the Jackson office of the law firm of Phelps Dunbar and regional practice coordinator of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, has been named to the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He will serve a three-year term. Siler is a graduate of Millsaps College (B.B.A.) and the University ...

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