Areas of Emphasis
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
Distinctions
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Leadership Greater Jackson, 2013-14 class
Education & Honors
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., Moot Court Board, Mississippi Law Journal, Journal of Space Law, cum laude, 2006
  • Jackson State University, MPP, 2000
  • Belhaven College, B.A., English, with honors, 1997
Associations
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
      • Young Lawyers Division
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2007
  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Courts
    • California: Southern and Central Districts
    • Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 9th Circuit
Experience
  • James Orams v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi; Civil Action No. 251-09-6909; August 16, 2013; summary judgment.
  • Defended national manufacturers of motor vehicles and construction equipment in cases pending in California state and federal courts.
  • Assisted trial team in obtaining favorable settlement on behalf of an insurance company involving claims of negligence and negligent hiring on the second day of trial.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a franchise-business owner and employee involved in a motor vehicle accident where the claimed damages exceeded $10 million.
Papers, Presentations & Publications
  • "Plaintiffs' Attorneys Keep Trying Novel Theories But Innovator Liability is Still an Elusive Target," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2013.
  • "Can Experts Testify as to the Ethics or State of Mind of Corporate Defendants," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 1, February 2013.

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