​As a member of the Products Liability and Commercial Litigation practice groups, Anna’s law practice spans from defending manufacturers in product liability, personal injury, and breach of warranty cases to representing clients in complex commercial disputes concerning breach of contract, breach of warranty, and business torts.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2016

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021
  • National Association of Securities Dealers General Securities Representative, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Series 7 license, 2008 (inactive)
  • Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative, North American Securities Administrators Association Series 6 license, 2008 (inactive)
  • Uniform Securities Agent, North American Securities Administrators Association Series 63 license, 2008 (inactive)

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
    • Executive Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
    • President, Health Law Society
    • Hearin Scholar
    • Recipient, Mississippi Bar Foundation Award (chosen by faculty as the second-year law student who best exemplifies attributes of a successful attorney)
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., Communication, 2006

Experience

  • Served as member of litigation team for oil and gas industry client in multi-jurisdiction litigation in state and federal courts involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial damages.
  • Served in lead investigative role for highway products manufacturer in product liability and personal injury litigation across the U.S.
  • Obtained early dismissal on jurisdictional grounds for global manufacturer of commercial and industrial lift products in case alleging defective design and failure to warn.
  • Obtained early dismissal of multi-defendant lawsuit involving property damage claims stemming from transport and alleged spill of pipeline byproduct.
  • Represented multiple clients named as defendants in adversary proceedings in various U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, where claims ranged from actual and constructive fraud to U.C.C. violations.
  • Represented electrical distributor and utilities company in breach of contract actions and post-judgment debt collection efforts in jurisdictions including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
  • Represented nationwide private correctional institutions in multiple capacities, including defending lawsuits involving Constitutional rights, defending wrongful termination employment claims, and providing strategic legal advice concerning public records requests following highly-publicized prison incidents.
  • Successfully represented healthcare provider client before state regulatory board and in judicial appeal to overturn multi-year licensure suspension.
  • Before becoming an attorney, Anna had multiple years of experience in the private and public sectors, where she served in various diverse roles including a state legislative advocate for Mississippi’s largest healthcare trade organization, finance director for a candidate for U.S. Congress, and an associate manager in the communications office of the state’s economic development agency. Additionally, Anna earned Series 7, 6, and 63 securities licenses while working for one of the nation’s top broker/dealer firms servicing the investment needs of institutional investors. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Does Spoliation Spoil a Product Liability Claim? Analyzing and Defending Product Liability Claims of the Product-less Claimant,” IADC, Product Liability Committee Newsletter, December 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Drone Laws and Drone Regulation: A Primer,” Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, MDLA Quarterly, Summer 2017.
  • Co-Presenter, “Alternative Dispute Resolution: What It Is, Why You Want It, and How to Get It,” Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Spring Management Conference, 2017.