Haley’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, business torts and unfair competition, and insurance coverage, and she has been named a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Michigan: Eastern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2016-2019

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
    • Civil Legal Clinic
  • Mississippi College, M.B.A., summa cum laude, 2009
  • Mississippi College, B.A., English Literature, cum laude, 2008

Experience

  • Grain Dealers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Cooley, 5th Circuit, No. 17-60307, 2018 WL 2207916, May 14, 2018 (per curiam) (achieved summary judgment on appeal before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in insurance coverage dispute related to gasoline leak claims at a gas station).
  • Palmer, et al. v. Sun Coast Contracting Services, et al., S.D. Miss., 2017 (J. Ozerden) (achieved summary judgment in favor of operator of frac sand processing facility in federal court lawsuit filed by 12 residential homeowners asserting claims for negligence and trespass relating to alleged increased flooding and structural damage resulting from the facility’s construction, nuisance relating to facility operations, and declaratory relief relating to restrictive covenants against the development of real property acquired with FEMA HMGP funds).
  • United States of America v. Franklin County School District et al., S.D. Miss., 2017 (J. Wingate) (successfully quashed subpoena issued to investigative reporter for Mississippi Today).
  • Lueckenbach v. Horizon Mississippi Publications, Inc., N.D. Miss., 2017 WL 473903, 2017 (J. Aycock) (achieved summary judgment in favor of publication in defamation action in which plaintiff sought an injunction that the allegedly defamatory article be removed from the publication’s website).
  • Skylark Meats, LLC v. Lokey, et al., S.D. Miss, 2017 (J. Starrett) (achieved default judgment in trademark infringement case and successfully petitioned for attorney fee award for the full amount of attorneys’ fees).
  • State v. Allen, Hinds County Circuit Court, 2017 (successfully quashed subpoena issued to investigative reporter for The Clarion Ledger in highly-publicized trial).
  • Kalantzis v. Love Irrigation, Inc., Madison County Justice Court, 2016 (defense verdict and award of attorneys’ fees on counterclaim in one-day bench trial in breach of contract case).
  • Wahlen v. Springleaf Financial Services, Pike County Justice Court, 2016 (achieved defense verdict in bench trial in case where plaintiff alleged failure to maintain collateral protection insurance on refinanced auto consumer loan).
  • Vavrunek, LLC v. Briggs, et al., Rankin County Circuit Court, 2016 (successfully argued and obtained order dismissing with prejudice three business entity clients based on Rule 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim against them related to a service contract for water removal services).

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Business Law Boot Camp,” National Business Institute, July 2016.
  • Co-author, Damages chapter of the Mississippi Practice Series of the Mississippi Encyclopedia of Law, 2nd Edition, 2016-2017.
  • Co-authorContracts chapter of the Mississippi Practice Series of the Mississippi Encyclopedia of Law, 2nd Edition, 2016-2017.
  • Co-Author, "Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Statutes and Damages: How to Prevent and Defend Disruptive Challenges to Your Client’s Business Practices," FDCC Insights, December 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection: Targeted Practices and Kinds of Claims: Proof Elements of Claims,” Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Statutes and Damages: How to Prevent and Defend Disruptive Challenges to Your Client’s Business Practices, August 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Recent Developments In Class Action Law: SCOTUS Tackles the ‘Mass Action’ Provision Under CAFA But Ducks Interpreting The ‘General Public’ Exception In Miss. Ex Rel. Hood V. Au Optronics Corp.,” Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, August 2015.
  • Speaker, “Business Contract A to Z – Breach of Contract," National Business Institute, July 2015.
  • Co-Author, "Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements By and Against Non-Signatories," IADC, February 2014.

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