Will focuses his practice on product liability litigation and has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a “Mid-South Rising Star” for his work in personal injury defense.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2006
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2019-2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2012-2019

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
  • University of Mississippi, M.A., Accountancy, 2004
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Accountancy, 2002

Experience

  • Trials and Evidentiary Hearings
  • Five-week jury trial involving allegations that defects in a Suzuki motorcycle caused a crash that resulted in paralysis of the plaintiff. Stubblefield v. Suzuki Motor Company, Case No 3:15-CV-18 –HTW-LRA, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Northern Division (defense verdict).
  • Two-week jury trial on claims that defects in tractor and rotary mower caused plaintiff to be thrown from the tractor and entangled in rotary mower. Bouchillon, et al v. Deere & Co., et al. Circuit Court of Panola County Mississippi (CV2009-048) (defense verdict). Case was recognized as one of The Harmonie Group’s 2010 Significant Cases.
  • Multi-day evidentiary hearing by Zoom addressing whether the Office of Juvenile Justice violated the constitutional rights of youth committed to its custody during the COVID-19 pandemic. J.H. by & through N.H. v. Edwards, No. CV 20-293-JWD-EWD, 2020 WL 3448087, at *1 (M.D. La. June 24, 2020). 
  • Successfully defended the validity of quit claim deed recorded eight years after being executed.  Shamburger v. Thrash, Civ. Action No. 17-01593 in the Chancery Court of Rankin County, Mississippi (2019). 
  • Prevailed in bench trial addressing ownership and control of neighborhood lake. Natchez Trace Village Property Owner’s Assc., Inc. v. Culley et al. Civ. Action No. 2017-cv-791 Chancery Court of Madison County (Feb. 20, 2018).     
  • Prevailed for pro bono client in bench trial over whether agreement with landlord was for rental of mobile home or for financing of mobile home. Wheatley v. Lucius, Chancery Court of Tate County, Mississippi Civ. Action No. 13-07-0243.   
  • Jury trial on claims that inmate sustained lung injuries from second-hand smoke in prison. Adams v. Banks et al., United States District Court Southern District of Mississippi Civil Action No. 5:08-cv-154 (defense verdict).  
  • Jury trial on allegations that herbicide caused irregularly shaped sweet potatoes.  Russell Moore Farms v. BASF Corporation et al., United States District Court Northern District of Mississippi Civil Action No. 1:07-cv-85 
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications