Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) is pleased to announce Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston have joined the firm in the Ridgeland, Miss. office, Jacob Weinstein has joined the firm in the Memphis, Tenn. office, and Brian S. Masterson has joined the firm in the Nashville, Tenn. office.
Walker will be a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Healthcare Group, Hairston will serve in the Public Finance and Incentives Group while Weinstein and Masterson will be members of the Business Services Group.
“We are excited to welcome these talented attorneys to our firm,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “The knowledge and experience they bring will benefit our clients and certainly strengthen our teams in these existing practice areas.”
Walker earned his Juris Doctorate and bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Mississippi. He served in the U.S. Air Force as chief of magistrate court for claims and adverse actions at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, chief of military justice at Joint Base Balad in Iraq and at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. He was also an area defense counsel for the Air Force. Walker is a member of the American and Mississippi Bar associations. He is also admitted to the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and the Armed Forces Court of Appeals.
Hairston previously served as counsel and policy advisor for Gov. Phil Bryant, and was a liaison to the Mississippi Home Corporation in preparation of the state of Mississippi’s Qualified Allocation Plan. He also served as liaison to the Mississippi Development Authority where he was instrumental in drafting the Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone Act of 2012. Hairston received his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. He has a master’s of business administration degree from Belhaven College and a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Tougaloo College. Hairston is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Mississippi Economic Development Council, Mississippi Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Weinstein received his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University and bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Washington and Lee University. Weinstein is a member of the American Bar Association and Memphis Bar Association.
Masterson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law and bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lipscomb University. He also received an LL.M., taxation, from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a certified public accountant. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Masterson was a director in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice and a partner in the Washington office of Venable LLP. In addition to his legal practice, he services on the adjunct faculty at Lipscomb University and the Georgetown University Law Center.