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Tollison sworn in as president of The Mississippi Bar

Butler Snow attorney Amanda Jones Tollison was sworn in as president of The Mississippi Bar for the 2019-2020 year. Tollison’s term began July 13. Tollison has been an active member of The Mississippi Bar for a number of years, having served on the board of bar commissioners as second vice president and as president-elect, as president of the young lawyers ...

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Murphree, Hatcher join Haddox Reid

Kyle Murphree and Lauren Hatcher joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as audit staff members. Murphree graduated from Mississippi State University, where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy and Masters of Taxation. He was born and raised in Fulton. Hatcher graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her Bachelor ...

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Wilson Elser hires 3 attorneys to bolster new Jackson office

National law firm Wilson Elser announced that three attorneys from Baker Donelson have joined the firm in Jackson. Partners Stephen Kennedy, Cable Frost and Robert Walker have joined the firm’s newly opened 38th office in Jackson. Kennedy serve as the regional managing partner Partners David Hall and William Waudby and of counsel Charles Grimes, Andrew Walsh and John Hundscheid have ...

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Baker Donelson named to Working Mother’s 2019 “Best Law Firms for Women”

Baker Donelson was named by Working Mother to its 12th annual “Best Law Firms for Women” list. This is the third consecutive year the Firm has been included in this list, which recognizes firms that utilize best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers. The 2019 Working Mother “Best Law Firms for Women” list highlights law firms that ...

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Sullivan to attend AICPA’s Leadership Academy

Ashley Sullivan is one of only 38 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 11th graduating class, a four-day leadership program in Durham N.C. Sullivan is a Tax Manager at Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC in Jackson. Her responsibilities include tax compliance for individuals, not-for-profits, partnerships, and corporations including preparation of ...

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Judge suspended after wrongly trying to help acquaintances

The Mississippi Supreme Court is suspending a judge 30 days without pay after a professional group found he violated conduct standards by improperly helping one person charged with prostitution and trying to help another charged with marijuana possession. Justices on Thursday are also publicly reprimanding the judge, Frank Sutton of Hinds County Justice Court. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance ...

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ICE will now house detainees in a second Mississippi prison

Some detainees are already protesting as a second Mississippi prison holds undocumented immigrants for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox told The Clarion Ledger Wednesday that Adams County Correctional Center started housing detainees in June due to the “situation at the Southwest border.” Natchez Inc. Executive Director Chandler Russ told The Natchez Democrat that their numbers ...

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Volunteer who is asked to resign calls sheriff a ‘lowlife’

A Mississippi sheriff says he has asked a volunteer to resign from a search-and-rescue team because the man trash-talked him on social media. Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten tells the Natchez Democrat that Charles Harrigill’s behavior “is not conduct becoming of an officer.” Harrigill resigned from a paid position in sheriff’s department in 2016 and later became a search-and-rescue volunteer. ...

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Wilson, Ridgeway to lead Christian & Small firm in Ridgeland

Partner Sarah Beth Wilson and Associate Shauncey H. Ridgeway – formerly of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush P.A. – have joined Birmingham-based Christian & Small LLP and will lead the newly-created office on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. Wilson and Ridgeway practiced in the Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Financial Litigation practice group at Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush – and ...

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Butler Snow ranked by The Legal 500 U.S.

The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of 30 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense. In Mississippi, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only five attorneys nationwide ranked ...

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