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Butler Snow Attorney to Moderate Capital Area Bar Association Diversity CLE Event

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) attorney Charles E. Griffin has been chosen to moderate the Capital Area Bar Association’s (CABA) Diversity Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event on March 1 in the Jackson State University Student Union, located at 1400 John R. Lynch St. on the Jackson State University campus.

In addition to moderating the event, Griffin is also the Co-Chairman along with fellow Butler Snow attorney Ashley N. Wicks.

The CABA event will feature these distinguished panelists:  Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General; Mike Espy of Mike Espy, P.A.; Tammra Cascio of Gulf Guaranty Life Insurance Co.; and Amanda Green Alexander of Alexander & Watson, PA.

Griffin is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, consumer finance and insurance bad faith and fraud litigation. Griffin is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized for his work by The Best Lawyers in America®, and Mid-South Super Lawyers®, and is an Elected Member of the American Law Institute.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, National Bar Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. Griffin is also Chairman of Butler Snow’s Diversity Committee. Griffin received a degree in philosophy and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi.

Wicks is a member of the firm’s Business Services Group and focuses her practice on public finance, state and local taxation, and tax and estates.  She received her undergraduate education and Masters of Public Administration from Jackson State University, a Masters in Taxation from the University of Alabama and her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.  Wicks has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star® and participated in Leadership Greater Jackson, Class of 2011-2012.  She is a member of the American Bar Association where she is a Business Law Fellow and the Magnolia Bar Association.

The CABA Diversity CLE will include a panel discussion on building better, stronger and lifetime relationships that enhance personal, professional and business development. Proceeds from the event will benefit the CABA Minority Scholarship in Law honoring Reuben V. Anderson.

The Capital Area Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar in the state of Mississippi with over one thousand members in the Jackson metropolitan area.  Membership is open to any lawyer, judge or presiding judge who is a member in good standing of any state or federal bar, and has an interest in the work of the organization.