I help individuals, entrepreneurs, and privately owned businesses who have been wronged as a result of others breaking the rules or acting in bad faith. When rule-breakers get a free pass, their victims and the rest of us get stuck with the tab. I work through the civil justice system to prevent that from happening—to make rule-breakers, make good.
Much of my practice involves the trial, arbitration and negotiation of complex construction, business, and insurance disputes. I’ve authored or co-authored 33 articles on topics related to those areas of practice, which have been published by the Mississippi Law Journal, The University of Mississippi CLE , and a host of legal education organizations. I often speak on these subjects as well. If you would like me to speak to your organization or group, please do ask.
Often my work is done as a joint venture with other lawyers who have honored me by referring a case or associating me on their case.
I am admitted to practice in all Mississippi federal and state courts. I have been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer. For detailed background information about me and my peer ratings, please visit my profile at AVVO, Lawyers.com and Martindale-Hubbell.
My partners and I are committed to the principle of pro bono publico—“for the public good.” As part of our initiative to help protect Kids & Moms, I volunteer to represent victims of domestic and sexual violence.
I am from the flatlands of the Mississippi Delta. My hometown is Yazoo City, the Delta’s “Gateway,” known for producing notable politicians, athletes, and writers. I now call Jackson home. Like most native southerners, what Eudora Welty called “sense of place”—geography, family, values, history—informs and shapes my sense of obligation to family, country, state and community.
I graduated cum laude from The University of Mississippi School of Law where I served on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal. During football season, I wear lots of red and blue. I’m also a graduate of Millsaps College.
My daughter, Sarah Ann, is in her third year at Ole Miss School of Law. My son, Kit (Robert III), is an actor-writer and a graduate-fellow in UCLA playwriting program. I’m proud and grateful to be their dad.
My firm is publishing this blog to share and exchange useful news and information about the resolution of construction, insurance, and business disputes. From time to time, I may also take advantage of my position as chief editor to share my thoughts on advocacy, public policy and SEC football too. I’ll strive to get the discussion going, but I need your questions and comments. So please share them.