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Donald Clark Jr.

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC With a career spanning over four decades, Donald Clark has honed his legal skills in a variety of areas, including representation of the State of Mississippi, commissions, political subdivisions and numerous public officials. He came by his interest in law naturally.  Clark’s paternal grandfather was a noted trial lawyer in Wayne County, and ...

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Selection process

Honorees were chosen by an independent panel An awards program is only as good as its honorees. And the honorees are only as good as the judging process. Thus, the Mississippi Business Journal went to great lengths to ensure the criteria were fair and balanced and the judging panel was independent for the inaugural Leadership in Law program, according to ...

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Cheri Turnage Gatlin

Burr & Forman, LLP With four young sons and a thriving law practice, Cheri Gatlin has become adept at multi-tasking. With help from husband Joel, also an attorney, there is no lack of understanding about the demands of the legal profession. A partner in the Burr & Forman firm, Cheri Gatlin has distinguished herself as a member of the firm’s ...

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Edmund L. Brunini Jr.

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC There was never any doubt that Edmund L. Brunini Jr. would follow the family tradition of law. He said he never considered doing anything else. “I had such a family orientation in law,” he said. “I wasn’t experienced enough to know what other things might have been available. At that time being a lawyer ...

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Lynn Fitch

Mississippi State Personnel Board As executive director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board, Lynn Fitch is committed to serving the state, bringing a renewed sense of cooperation to partner with agencies in delivering service and recruiting qualified individuals from all segments of society. “I want to work to improve our state and help it fulfill its potential,” she said. “I ...

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H.Rodger Wilder

Balch & Bingham, LLP Although he grew up in Pontotoc, Rodger Wilder has called Gulfport home since 1978. In the dark days following Hurricane Katrina, he proved his devotion and commitment to the Mississippi Gulf Coast by taking time from his law practice at Balch & Bingham, LLP, to serve as the voluntary president and CEO of the Gulf Coast ...

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Lance L. Stevens

Stevens & Ward, P.A. His paralegal for 16 years says if you summed up trial lawyer Lance Stevens, managing shareholder for Stevens & Ward, P.A., Jackson, in one word, it would be “warrior.”  He has been fighting for the underdog throughout his career doing personal injury litigation for the plaintiff. He is the only attorney to be twice named Trial ...

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Michael W. Ulmer

Watkins & Eager, PLLC Inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers at age 42, Michael Ulmer has experienced his share of successes over the span of his career. In fact, as an attorney with Jackson law firm Watkins & Eager, Ulmer has tried over 100 civil litigation cases since 1976, and has practiced his craft in ...

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Dorsey Carson Jr.

Burr & Forman, LLP Dorsey R. Carson Jr., managing partner of Burr & Forman of Jackson, is building a reputation as a leader in law and community service. His legal areas of expertise include construction law and commercial litigation groups, representing developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, architects and engineers within the construction industry. Last June, he and Cheri T. ...

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Sen. Chris McDaniel

Hortman Harlow Bassi Robinson & McDaniel, PLLC Chris McDaniel of Laurel is a busy man. A partner in the Hortman Harlow Bassi Robinson & McDaniel firm, he also serves as a state senator, co-owns a real estate business, writes for four newspapers and a website and is a fill-in host for a radio program. His legal practice primarily focuses on ...

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