Tommy, a practiced litigator, currently serves as the Firm's General Counsel.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1980
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2011-2019
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2012-2019
  • Distinguished Service Award, Mississippi Bar, 1998
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., with honors, 1980
  • University of Mississippi, B.P.A., Urban Administration, summa cum laude, 1977

Experience

  • Counsel to attorneys and other professionals in numerous litigated matters alleging malpractice or breach of fiduciary obligations.
  • Lead trial counsel for national errors and omissions insurer in successful defense of multi-million dollar coverage dispute with life insurance company over coverage for its agent’s acts.
  • Trial counsel for national errors and omissions insurer in successful defense of multi-million dollar claim predicated on acts of life insurer’s agent.
  • Lead counsel for national agricultural products manufacturer in lawsuits by numerous Mississippi and Tennessee farmers alleging total loss of cotton crops from alleged defective agricultural chemical.
  • Lead counsel for national building material manufacturer in multi-million dollar claim against manufacturing process service provider for alleged failure to control product odor resulting in claims by end-users throughout the U.S.
  • Part of litigation team for defense of national pharmaceutical clients in mass products litigation.
  • ​Counsel to the firm and to various clients on ethics, professional responsibility and professional liability issues.