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McKay named DRI State Representative

Lisa W. McKay has been named the State’s Representative to the Defense Research Institute (DRI) for a 3-year term beginning in January 2019.

Seymour named Singing River Electric Board Attorney

On July 1, 2019, Amanda Seymour of the firm’s gulf coast office was selected as Board Attorney for the Singing River Electric Cooperative.

Shields selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates

Frances R. Shields was recently selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). ABOTA is an invitation-only organization for which members must have extensive trial experience spanning many years.

McKay obtained summary judgment in restaurant negligence suit

Lisa W. McKay obtained summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi on behalf of a local restaurant that allegedly served food containing a foreign object.

Cowan & Johnson Summary Judgment Upheld By Court Of Appeals

Becky Cowan obtained summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against a financial consultant and his limited liability company for acts committed by an individual who worked in his office as a life insurance and securities salesman. That individual obtained certain monies from the plaintiff, which the plaintiff claimed were investments with a mutual company the […]

Abide Re-Appointed City Attorney

Peter Abide, shareholder in the Gulf Coast office, was re-appointed as City Attorney of Biloxi.

Shields Obtains Summary Judgment In Premises Case

Frances R. Shields was granted summary judgment on behalf of an apartment complex based on allegations of premises negligence. The Court of Appeals affirmed the Circuit Court’s judgment and the Supreme Court denied the plaintiff’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari.

McKay Named President of MDLA

Lisa Williams McKay, managing partner of the Firm and resident in the Jackson office, is serving as the 2017 President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. Organized in 1965, the MDLA is comprised of over 600 Mississippi attorneys practicing in the defense of civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Currie Elected FDCC Senior Director

Edward “Ned” Currie was recently elected as Senior Director of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system […]

Currie Johnson obtains defense verdict in malpractice case

Whit Johnson and Senica Tubwell recently obtained jury verdict for a local physician and others in a suit filed by the family members of a patient who died as a result of a bowel perforation following gynecologic surgery. The hospital, the general surgeon who had provided exposure for the surgery and the internal medicine physician who provided care […]