Rebecca Lee Wiggs of Jackson and Butler Snow LLP is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Susie Blue Buchanan Award, which will be presented during The Mississippi Bar’s 2021 Price-Prather Luncheon held on July 15, 2021. The Women in Profession Committee established the Susie Blue Buchanan Award to recognize and celebrate the outstanding women who practice law in Mississippi. Recipients are considered to have achieved professional excellence in their fields and advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession. Wiggs is receiving this honor for her outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the legal community and her devotion to mentoring new lawyers.
A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, her experience spans from general product liability and medical malpractice to labor and employment, consumer finance, and appellate advocacy. Wiggs has countless hours and years of experience as a trial attorney focusing on pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare law. She has tried over 40 cases to jury verdicts in state and federal courts in Mississippi.
Recently, Wiggs joined Butler Snow and focuses on pharmaceutical product liability. She is an extremely accomplished litigator and frequently participates as a trainer for deposition practice and trial practice. Wiggs has served as a mentor for many young lawyers, both male and female, and helped to recruit young female lawyers to the profession.
Wiggs previously served as Chair of the Litigation Section of The Mississippi Bar and served two terms as Commissioner of The Mississippi Bar. She is a Bencher in the Charles Clark Inn of Court and was recognized as the 2016 Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. She was named one of Mississippi’s Leading Businesswomen by the Mississippi Business Journal, and Portico Jackson Magazine recognized her as a Legacy Lawyer.