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Meade W. Mitchell Elected to Governing Council of the American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Meade W. Mitchell has been elected to the governing council of the American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Mitchell assumed this position Sept. 1.

The purpose of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the larger ABA sections, is to promote the objectives of the American Bar Association and to serve those involved in tort and insurance law by bringing together lawyers of diverse backgrounds and practices by providing leadership, inspiring professional excellence and improving the civil justice system.

“Meade’s new role within the ABA is very important, and we know he will serve the governing council well,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “We congratulate him on his well-deserved election.”

TIPS is unique within the ABA and the legal community because of its focus on balance and diversity, bringing together plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel to tackle issues confronting the profession. TIPS enriches the tort, trial and insurance fields of law through CLE programs, comprehensive periodicals, leading-edge publications and innovative online resources.

Mitchell is an accomplished litigator and concentrates his practice on product liability defense, toxic tort defense, transportation law/trucking defense, energy litigation, insurance coverage, insurance defense and personal injury defense.

Mitchell is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named in the Top 50 by Mississippi Super Lawyers®. He is a former president of the Capital Area Bar and Jackson Young Lawyers and a past chair of the Mississippi Bar Litigation Section. Mitchell is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®, is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He has been named in the Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal and as an Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi by the Mississippi Bar.

Mitchell is a member of the Lex Mundi Legal Network, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Trucking Industry Defense Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, Mississippi Bar Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Capital Area Bar Association and Jackson Young Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi, U.S. District Courts of Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts, and U.S. Court of Appeals: 5th Circuit. He received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.

The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with more than 400,000 members and 3,500 entities. It is committed to serving its members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias, enhancing diversity and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.