Andrea La'Verne Edney was honored at the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi’s Women of Distinction event on September 3 for her leadership and commitment to the community.
The Women of Distinction event is part of a national Girl Scout program that celebrates the achievements of women. Honorees are women whose personal and professional accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. They exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens through community service.
Funds that are raised through the Women of Distinction event enables Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi to provide exciting, engaging and educational programs and to offer financial assistance to girls who otherwise would not be able to participate in Girl Scout activities, opportunities, events or adventures.
La’Verne is a member of the firm’s litigation department and practices in our pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. With more than 22 years of litigation experience, she has significant trial experience in state and federal courts in Mississippi and other states, and has tried to verdict numerous cases, including medical negligence, premises liability, products liability, bad faith insurance, employment disputes and legal malpractice.
La’Verne is a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, and a member of the American, Capital Area, Fifth Circuit and Tennessee Bar Associations, The Mississippi Bar, the Metro Jackson Black Women Lawyers Association and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. She received her undergraduate degree from Alcorn State University and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law.