John focuses his practice on banking and bank regulatory transactions. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in finance.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 1991-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law (Gulfport), 2013, 2015, 2019
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2008-2020
    • Litigation – Banking and Finance, 2011-2020
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Banking, 2007-2008, 2011-2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Mississippi Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, William Carey University
  • Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Navy
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Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1974
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Economics, 1971
  • Clerkship, Chief Judge J.P. Coleman, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Experience

  • Morris Newspaper Corp. v. Allen, 932 So2d 810 (Miss App. 2005).
  • Barhonovich v. American National Ins. Co., 947 F2d 775 (5th Cir. 1991).
  • Merchants & Marine Bank v. Douglas Guardian Warehouse Corp., 801 F2d 742, 2 UCC Rep. Serv. 589 (5th Cir. 1986).
  • White v. Hancock Bank, 477 So2d 265, 41 UCC Rep. Serv. 1748 (Miss. 1985).
  • In Re Frigitemp Corp., 34 B.R. 1000 (S.D. NY 1983).