Our lawyers have excellent writing and analytical skills, therefore having the capacity to make the right statement for the client succinctly and with clarity. We also have the capacity to articulate forcefully and respond thoughtfully in an oral argument setting.
The following is a list of merely a few of the appeals handled by our attorneys:
- Successfully defended a large estate wherein the Supreme Court adopted the Rule of Approximation, instead of strictly enforcing the Rule Against Perpetuity.
- Successfully defended a sex discrimination case against the City of Columbus alleging gender discrimination in the hiring of a Convention Center Manager. The Fifth Circuit upheld the finding for the Defendant.
- A case of first impression was made in the Mississippi Supreme Court, where counsel was successful in having the law in Tulsa Professional Services, a case from the U. S. Supreme Court, applied in Mississippi. In that case, the client, Mississippi Neurosurgery, was not given actual notice to file a claim in an estate, even when Mississippi Neurosurgery was aware of the death of its former patient. The Mississippi Supreme Court adopted the rule that due diligence must be used to ascertain creditors and that actual notice, not just publication, must be given to known or discovered creditors.
U.S. Supreme Court Experience
Representative United States Supreme Court experience:
- Plaintiffs in original “Jackson State Shootings Case” sought to reopen case against City of Jackson, MS under F.R.Civ.P 60 after the U.S.S.C. decision in Monell v. City of New York. Prepared brief in 5th Circuit and obtained decision in favor of City of Jackson, MS affirming dismissal of claim based on jury verdict rather than trial court’s decision concerning City’s immunity. Prepared opposition to Petition for Certiorari in U.S.S.C. and prevailed in having the Petition denied.
- Sought reversal of District Court opinion in favor of FHA on unique issue relating to Federal security interests in property and the ability to foreclose them. Did not prevail in 5th Cir. after oral argument though Court’s decision invited appeal to U.S.S.C.