Areas of Emphasis
  • Appellate
  • Pharmaceutical Product Liability Defense
  • Media Defense
Distinctions
  • Top 50: 2013 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers®
  • Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyers®, 2012
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Appellate
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Law, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: Appellate
  • Mississippi Law Section, 50-State Survey of Law of Defamation and Invasion of Privacy
  • Quarterly Procedural Update, Fifth Circuit Reporter
Education & Honors
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., Symposium Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, magna cum laude, 1988
  • University of Mississippi, B.P.A., summa cum laude, 1985
  • Clerkship, Judge Charles Clark, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
Associations
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Communications
      • Appellate Practice Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts
    • Michigan: Eastern District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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 Circuit 2009).
  • Grobelny v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 341 Fed. Appx. 803, 2009 WL 2196788, C.A.3 (N.J.), July 24, 2009 (No. 08-3475).
  • 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. 2004), 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.
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