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Baker Donelson 2nd nationally in “Best Law Firms” Metro Tier 1 Rankings

Baker Donelson recently garnered 197 first-tier metropolitan rankings in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, an annual analysis that includes more than 14,000 U.S. law firms. These Tier 1 rankings across 13 markets in nine states earned Baker Donelson the second highest number of first-tier metropolitan rankings in the nation. In Jackson, 22 Tier 1 ...

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Sheriff: Murder suspect wrongly freed, caught 1 state over

Authorities in Mississippi say a man charged with murder was mistakenly free for days due to a clerical error. The Commercial Dispatch reports 26-year-old Malcolm Hill was found Foley, Alabama, five days after being released from a detention center in Columbus. A Lowndes County sheriff’s statement issued Monday says Hill was back at the center Saturday, and the employee responsible for the ...

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Mississippi lawyer found in contempt of court is disbarred

A Mississippi attorney who is serving a sentence mandating he spend two weekends a month in jail has now been disbarred. The Clarion Ledger reported Tuesday that The Mississippi Bar and state Supreme Court had filed a joint order banning Eduardo Flechas from practicing law in the state. They say Flechas admitted to paying an individual to refer clients to him and ...

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Bradley’s Jackson practice areas receive top rankings from 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has awarded 18 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for the firm’s practice areas in Jackson. In addition, Bradley was named the nation’s “Law Firm of the Year” for Construction Law and the firm was ranked in Tier 1 nationally for its ...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers recognizes Butler Snow in “Best Law Firms” rankings 2020

U.S. News – Best Lawyers has recognized Butler Snow in its recent release of “Best Law Firms” 2020. The firm received six national rankings, 77 tier 1 metropolitan rankings, 41 tier 2 metropolitan rankings and 20 tier 3 metropolitan rankings. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients ...

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Nail McKinney names Hutcheson, Oaks partners

Nail McKinney Professional Association announced that Joshua A. Hutcheson, CPA, and Matthew W. Oaks, CPA, have become Shareholders in the firm. Hutcheson has over 12 years of public accounting experience, and his areas of practice include tax, advisory and accounting. He graduated with a Master of Accountancy at Mississippi State University in 2007. Hutcheson and his wife, Kelly, live in ...

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers release 2020 “Best Law Firms” Award

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the 10th consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must ...

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Stanton to serve as board member of National Association of Former United States Attorneys

Butler Snow attorney Edward L. Stanton III has been appointed to serve as a board member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA) for the class of 2022. The NAFUSA was founded in 1979 to promote, defend and further the integrity and preservation of the litigating authority and independence of the United States Attorney as one the ...

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Geimer, Stenmark join Harper Rains as directors, shareholders

Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A., announced the addition of Randall W. “Randy” Geimer, CPA, ABV, CISA, CFE, and Stephen J. Stenmark, CPA, as a directors and shareholders of the firm. A native of Jackson, Geimer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Delta State University majoring in accounting and computer information systems. Geimer’s primary focus will ...

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US judge not blocking multistep Mississippi election system

A federal judge has ruled that he will not immediately block Mississippi’s unique, multistep process for electing a governor and other statewide officials. In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III said he would not issue a preliminary injunction to prevent the system from being used in Tuesday’s elections. Mississippi’s 1890 constitution requires a statewide candidate to ...

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