Tommie S. Cardin

Tommie S.

Cardin

Overview

Tommie is a member and former Practice Group Leader for the Regulatory and Government Relations Group. His practice is focused on administrative law, government relations, environmental law, redistricting and voting rights.

Industry

Experience

  • Lead Counsel, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment (Congressional and State), (2001-05) (2010-2013) (2021- ).
  • Co-Counsel, Chair and Staff, Texas House Redistricting Committee (2021- ).
  • Thomas v. Reeves, 961 F. 3d 800 (5th Cir. 2020)
  • In re: Validation of Lauderdale County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013, No. 2013-CA-01684-SCT (Miss. 2015).
  • Akins v. Golden Triangle Planning & Development District, Inc., __ So. 3d __, 2010 WL 1909564 (Miss.)
  • Woullard v. Mississippi, 2006 WL 1806457 (S.D. Miss. 2006).
  • Waters v. Gnemi, 907 So.2d 307 (Miss. 2005).
  • Bond v. Marion County Board of Supervisors, 807 So.2d 1208 (Miss. 2001).
  • Upton v. McKenzie, 761 So.2d 167 (Miss. 2000).
  • Ladner v. Necaise, 771 So.2d 353 (Miss. 2000).
  • Zimmerman v. Three Rivers Planning and Development District, 747 So.2d 853 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999).
  • Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority v. Concerned Citizens Against Location of Landfill, 722 So.2d 648 (Miss. 1998).
  • Clancy’s Lawn Care and Landscaping, Inc. v. Mississippi State Board of Contractors, 707 So.2d 1080 (Miss. 1997).
  • State v. Mississippi Ass’n of Supervisors, Inc., 699 So.2d 1221 (Miss. 1997).

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Government Relations Practice, 2007-2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, 2012, 2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Administrative Law, 2011-2020
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Mississippi State University, Alumni Fellow, 2016
  • Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, Chair, 2013 - 2016
  • Clinton Public School District Board of Trustees, President, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • State Law Resources, Board of Directors
  • Mississippi School Boards Association, Central District, Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Regulated Industries In Mississippi, Fall 2007 and Fall 2009
  • Leadership Mississippi

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1987

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1986
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983
  • Clerkship, Judge James L. Robertson, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1986-1987

Associations

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
    • State and Local Government Section
  • Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Government Law Section
      • Chair, 2002-2003
  • Capital Area Bar Association

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Section 2 Vote Dilution in 2018 and Beyond, With Emphasis on State Legislative Redistricting,” America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, American Bar Association, Fourth Ed. 
  • Co-Author, “Fundamentals of Redistricting,” The Mississippi Lawyer, Spring 2019.
  • Author, “Mississippi Legislative Redistricting in the New Millennium”, 85 Miss. L. J.  1193 (2017).
  • Co-Author, “Preclearance Politics in Mississippi: State Legislative Redistricting”, 46 Cumberland Law Review 349 (2015-2016).
  • Co-Author, “Finding Middle Ground for State Legislative Reapportionment,” America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, 3rd ed., American Bar Association, May 2016.
  • Author, "Legislative Redistricting: New Challenges," America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, 2nd ed., American Bar Association, July 2012.
  • Co-Author, "Election Challenges Involving Candidates for Federal Office," America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, American Bar Association, February 2008.
  • Multiple presentations to CLE Seminars for Mississippi County Board Attorneys and Municipal Attorneys. 

Tommie S.

Cardin

Overview

Tommie is a member and former Practice Group Leader for the Regulatory and Government Relations Group. His practice is focused on administrative law, government relations, environmental law, redistricting and voting rights.

Industry

Experience

  • Lead Counsel, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment (Congressional and State), (2001-05) (2010-2013) (2021- ).
  • Co-Counsel, Chair and Staff, Texas House Redistricting Committee (2021- ).
  • Thomas v. Reeves, 961 F. 3d 800 (5th Cir. 2020)
  • In re: Validation of Lauderdale County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013, No. 2013-CA-01684-SCT (Miss. 2015).
  • Akins v. Golden Triangle Planning & Development District, Inc., __ So. 3d __, 2010 WL 1909564 (Miss.)
  • Woullard v. Mississippi, 2006 WL 1806457 (S.D. Miss. 2006).
  • Waters v. Gnemi, 907 So.2d 307 (Miss. 2005).
  • Bond v. Marion County Board of Supervisors, 807 So.2d 1208 (Miss. 2001).
  • Upton v. McKenzie, 761 So.2d 167 (Miss. 2000).
  • Ladner v. Necaise, 771 So.2d 353 (Miss. 2000).
  • Zimmerman v. Three Rivers Planning and Development District, 747 So.2d 853 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999).
  • Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority v. Concerned Citizens Against Location of Landfill, 722 So.2d 648 (Miss. 1998).
  • Clancy’s Lawn Care and Landscaping, Inc. v. Mississippi State Board of Contractors, 707 So.2d 1080 (Miss. 1997).
  • State v. Mississippi Ass’n of Supervisors, Inc., 699 So.2d 1221 (Miss. 1997).

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Government Relations Practice, 2007-2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, 2012, 2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Administrative Law, 2011-2020
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Mississippi State University, Alumni Fellow, 2016
  • Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, Chair, 2013 - 2016
  • Clinton Public School District Board of Trustees, President, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • State Law Resources, Board of Directors
  • Mississippi School Boards Association, Central District, Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Regulated Industries In Mississippi, Fall 2007 and Fall 2009
  • Leadership Mississippi

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1987

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1986
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983
  • Clerkship, Judge James L. Robertson, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1986-1987

Associations

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
    • State and Local Government Section
  • Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Government Law Section
      • Chair, 2002-2003
  • Capital Area Bar Association

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Section 2 Vote Dilution in 2018 and Beyond, With Emphasis on State Legislative Redistricting,” America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, American Bar Association, Fourth Ed. 
  • Co-Author, “Fundamentals of Redistricting,” The Mississippi Lawyer, Spring 2019.
  • Author, “Mississippi Legislative Redistricting in the New Millennium”, 85 Miss. L. J.  1193 (2017).
  • Co-Author, “Preclearance Politics in Mississippi: State Legislative Redistricting”, 46 Cumberland Law Review 349 (2015-2016).
  • Co-Author, “Finding Middle Ground for State Legislative Reapportionment,” America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, 3rd ed., American Bar Association, May 2016.
  • Author, "Legislative Redistricting: New Challenges," America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, 2nd ed., American Bar Association, July 2012.
  • Co-Author, "Election Challenges Involving Candidates for Federal Office," America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, American Bar Association, February 2008.
  • Multiple presentations to CLE Seminars for Mississippi County Board Attorneys and Municipal Attorneys.