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Hadley: Austin has nothing on Jackson and Mississippi

By NASH NUNNERY Elizabeth Ross Hadley left her heart in Mississippi. A lawyer/lobbyist with prestigious Texas firm Greenberg Traurig, Hadley and her husband Bryan made the decision ten years ago to move to Austin for better and bigger opportunities than her home state could offer. But the Jackson native comes home several times a year to visit family, attend Ole ...

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Hattiesburg law firm undergoing changes

Brad Touchstone is leaving the law firm he founded, Nelson Touchstone, PLLC, in January after being elected County and Youth Court Judge. The Hattiesburg firm has hired associate attorney, Ned Nelson, a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and son of Nelson Touchstone PLLC partner, Mark Nelson. Ned Nelson is a lifelong resident of the Hattiesburg ...

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Gov names 1 to Mississippi high court, 1 to appeals court

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is promoting a Court of Appeals judge to the state Supreme Court. And, he’s appointing a legislator to fill the vacancy on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Bryant announced Wednesday that he’s naming Court of Appeals Judge Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland to succeed Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson, who retires Jan. 31. Griffis will join ...

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Jones Walker attorneys recognized in the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

20 Jones Walker attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, with 16 recognized as Super Lawyers and four recognized as Rising Stars. Mississippi attorneys recognized as Mid-South Super Lawyers: Jeffrey R. Barber, Bankruptcy: Business; Neville H. Boschert, Business Litigation; Chad J. Hammons, Creditor Debtor Rights; Kristina M. Johnson, Bankruptcy: Business; Craig N. Landrum, Banking; Keith ...

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Brunini attorneys listed in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Brunini announced 14 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and five attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Rising Stars. 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers are: Jackson: Matt Allen, Business Litigation; Sheldon Alston, General Litigation; Steve Carmody, Employment & Labor; Lynne Green, Estate & Probate; Trey Jones, Business Litigation; David Kaufman, Business Litigation; Sam Kelly, Construction ...

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Davis joins Mississippi State Personnel Board as general counsel

The Mississippi State Personnel Board recently announced that Richard Davis will serve as the agency’s general counsel. In this role, Davis will be chief advisor to the executive director regarding policy, procedures, and administrative programs. He will also be MSPB’s liaison to the governor’s office and legislators. Davis has more than seven years of legal experience. Prior to joining MSPB, ...

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Edney named MC School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Lawyer of the Year

Butler Snow announced Andrea La’Verne Edney has been named Mississippi College School of Law’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Lawyer of the Year. Each year, Mississippi College’s Alumni Association recognizes one graduate from each of the school’s departments for their Alumni of the Year awards. Honorees are chosen based on service and dedication to the school, professional achievements and leadership in their ...

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Brunini attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers 2019

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC announced regional ranking in 46 practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. Brunini practices in Mississippi recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Law Firms Include: Jackson Tier 1: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization ...

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Baker Donelson adds 5 tax attorneys to Jackson office

Baker Donelson has expanded its tax practice with the addition of five attorneys to its Jackson office. Joining Baker Donelson are C. Ted Sanderson Jr., James A. “Jay” Norris III, Leslie Bounds, William O. “Bill” Brown Jr., and Charles W. “Chuck” Goldberg Jr. Ted Sanderson joins as a shareholder with a primary focus on federal and state tax controversy and ...

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