Donna focuses her practice on appellate matters, pharmaceutical product liability defense, and media defense.

Biography

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Michigan: Eastern
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Distinctions

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Top 50: 2013 Women
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Law; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Top 50 , Mississippi Super Lawyers®, 2012
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: Appellate
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Appellate
  • 50-State Survey of Law of Defamation and Invasion of Privacy, Mississippi Law Section
  • Fifth Circuit Reporter, Quarterly Procedural Update

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, 1988
    • Symposium Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
  • University of Mississippi, B.P.A., summa cum laude, 1985
  • Clerkships, ​Judge Charles Clark, Chief Judge, ​U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit 

Experience

  • Rebelwood Apartments RP, LP v. English, ​__SO.3d__, 2010 WL 3706439, Miss., September 23, 2010
  • Memphis Biofuels, LLC v Chickasaw Nation Industries., Inc., 585 F.39 917 (6th Cir.), November 4, 2009
  • Grobelny v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 341 Fed.Appx. 803, 2009 WL 2196788, C.A.3 (N.J.), (No. 08-3475), July 24, 2009
  • Morris v. Grusin, Tenn., Ct.App., 2009. 2009 WL 4931324, December 22, 2009
  • Barbour v. State ex rel. Hood, 974 So. 2d 232 (Miss.), 2008
  • 3M Co. v. Johnson, 895 So.2d 151 (Miss.), 2005, $22.5 million judgment reversed and rendered.
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Armond, 866 So.2d 1092, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) P 16,876  (Miss.), 2009, Resulted in new joinder and venue rules.
  • Community Bank of Ellisville v. Courtney, ​884 So.2d 767 (Miss.), 2004, $5 million judgment reduced to $7,000.
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. v. Bailey, ​, 878 So.2d 31, Prod. Liab. Rep (CCH) P 17,008. (Miss.), 2004, $100 million verdict vacated.

Publications