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Samuel D. Habeeb

Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP Over the past 17 years Samuel David Habeeb, a partner with Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP, Jackson, has developed expertise in defense of medical malpractice and toxic tort litigation such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, silicosis and benzene related disease litigation. He serves as national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer and its affiliated ...

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Harris H. “Trip” Barnes

Barnes, McGee & Associates, P.A. Hard work is no stranger to Trip Barnes, who started pushing a lawnmower at Connell and Company Plantation in Sherard at the tender age of seven when he could barely reach the handle.  At age nine his father elevated him to a self-propelled mower. By age 12 he was checking cotton fields for insects and ...

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Richard C. Roberts III

Law Offices of Richard C. Roberts III Richard C. Roberts III has practiced divorce and family law in his hometown of Jackson for 34 years. Prior to opening his law office in 1982, he practiced law with a firm specializing in labor relations on behalf of management where his practice centered primarily on federal court litigation. John M. McCullough, retired ...

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James A. Peden Jr.

Stennett Wilkinson & Peden P.A. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 1966, James Peden Jr. found himself in England pursuing post-graduate studies as a Fullbright Scholar. But Peden eventually returned to his adopted home state of Mississippi and became a lawyer. Now a principal with Jackson law firm Stennett, Wilkinson & Peden, the Florida native ...

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2 tight congressional races drive Miss. voting

JACKSON — Voting was expected to be brisk Tuesday in two of Mississippi’s four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the northern 1st District, Democrat Travis Childers of Booneville is trying to hold onto the U.S. House seat he first won in a ...

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Judge postpones trial in Gulf oil spill cases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A federal judge agreed Wednesday to postpone a trial designed to assign percentages of fault to the companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rescheduled the start of the trial for Feb. 27, 2012, about four months later than the original trial date. Halliburton Energy Services, Cameron International and other ...

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Leading business women really mean business

There was a book written in 2007 that could be a manual for those who care to know anything about the 2010 class of 50 Leading Business Women named by the Mississippi Business Journal. “Why Women Mean Business” tackles the point that gender is a business issue, not a women’s issue. According to a review of the book, “Never before ...

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Patricia R. Hemphill

Assistant Chief, Program and Project Management Division, USACE In some of the darkest hours for Mississippi and the nation, the Gulf Coast was struggling to recover from the most devastating natural disaster ever to strike the country, Hurricane Katrina. With the wind and waves of Katrina destroying huge swaths of the Coast, it is hard to imagine how much debris ...

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Christine Bunting

Manager of Corporate Training, Mississippi Blood Services The importance of training is definitely not lost on Christine Bunting. She has had an exemplary career training trainers to be ready for whatever life and nature present. A resident of Brandon, she serves as manager of corporate training for Mississippi Blood Services in Jackson. In that position she designs and conducts orientation ...

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Judy Johnson

Diversity Manager for Eaton Corporation University Relations Judy Johnson grew up in Sunflower County deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and received a degree in engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) at a time when few women became engineers. She went on to earn a MBA from Mississippi College as well. Johnson wasn’t content to just achieve on ...

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