1044 River Oaks Drive, Mississippi, Jackson 39232

Edward J. Currie, Jr.


601-969-1010 phone

601-969-5120 fax

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Known as Ned to his friends and clients, Mr. Currie has been practicing law in the State of Mississippi since graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. In addition to eight years of teaching as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, Mr. Currie’s practice has run the gamut of insurance defense matters. He has served on the faculties of the International Association of Defense and Corporate Counsel Trial Academy, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and Trial Academies of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Currie has forty years’ experience in the courtroom and has tried over one hundred seventy five cases to verdict. His practice covers the range of insurance defense matters, including numerous significant cases in the fields of large loss and complex insurance coverage claims and bad faith. He is a frequent lecturer locally and nationally on insurance topics and has published articles on insurance coverage issues.

Admitted to bar 

  • Mississippi, 1976


  • University of Mississippi (B.A., 1973; J.D. 1976)


  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    • Member, Board of Directors (2012-2016)
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
    • Founding Regent
    • President (2015-2016)
    • Board of Regents (2012-2016)
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Past member, Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners
    • Past Chairman, General Practice/Litigation Section
  • Member, Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Bar Association, Past President, Mississippi Chapter
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Centurions
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Charter Member, Insurance Litigation Institute of America
  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law (2024)
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law, Jackson, Mississippi (2021)
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law (2016)
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury – Defense, Jackson, Mississippi (2016)
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law, Jackson, Mississippi (2012)
  • 2021 Defense Lawyer of the Year, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • The American Lawyer & Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law (2013-2014)
  • Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyers
  • Mississippi Business Journal, Top 10 Leaders in Law
  • Super Lawyers in categories of Personal Injury, Defense and General Insurance Coverage
  • Best Lawyers in America in categories of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Insurance Law
  • DRI Exceptional Performance Citation (2005)