Appellate Practice

The purpose of the Appellate Practice Section is to promote the skillful, efficient, and effective practice of appellate law and oral advocacy before our appellate courts.

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Bar Hosts the 2013 Section Orientation Session
Over 50 new Section Officers attended the FY 2013-2014 Orientation Session in August 2013. The half-day program is designed to familiarize new Section leaders with their duties and brief them on resources available to them through the Bar. This year's session included an overview by MS Bar President Guy Mitchell.

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2013-2014 Appellate Practice Section Officers are Michael Bentley, Chair;  David McCarty, Vice-Chair; and Margaret Cupples, Secretary.


Appellate Practice Section
2014-2015 Executive Committee

David McCarty
David Neil McCarty Law
416 E Amite St
Jackson, MS 39201-2601
Phone: (601) 874-0721
Fax: (866) 236-7731

Vice Chair
Margaret Cupples
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
P O Box 1789
Jackson, MS 39215-1789
Phone: (601) 592-9914
Fax: (601) 592-1414

Todd Butler
Phelps Dunbar
P O Box 16114
Jackson, MS 39236-6114
Phone: (601) 360-9366
Fax: (601) 360-9777

Past Chair
Michael Bentley
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
P O Box 1789
Jackson, MS 39215-1789
Phone: (601) 592-9935
Fax: (601) 592-1435

Member at Large(8/2012-7/2015)
Amy Champagne
Baker Donelson
P O Box 14167
Jackson, MS 39236-4167
Phone: (601) 351-2400
Fax: (601) 974-8912

Member at Large(8/2013-7/2016)
Will Bardwell
McCraney Montagnet Quin & Noble PLLC
602 Steed Rd Ste 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157-9428
Phone: (601) 510-2939

Member at Large(8/2014-7/2017)
Meta Copeland
MS College School of Law
151 E Griffith St
Jackson, MS 39201-1302
Phone: (601) 925-7192
Fax: (601) 925-7185