The Litigation Section is involved in a wide range of activities of interest to the civil litigator, the general practitioner and to the bench. Through newsletters, email services, and CLE Seminars, this Section analyzes, discusses, and provides methods and services designed to promote justice in our courts. As a service to Mississippi attorneys, this Section also publishes the Mississippi Rules Annotated.


Litigation Section donates to MVLP
The Litigation Section of The Mississippi Bar recently donated $5,000 to the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP). Pictured at the presentation are Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director/General Counsel of MVLP and Rebecca Wiggs, Chair of the Litigation Section. MVLP provides free legal assistance and advocacy to disadvantaged people throughout the State of Mississippi. To volunteer, donate, or learn more about MVLP visit 

Gayla And Rebecca Check Presentation To Mvlp For 5000 


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Litigation Section
2015-2016 Executive Committee

Meade Mitchell 
Butler Snow 
P O Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39157-6010
Phone: (601) 985-4560
Fax: (601) 985-4500

Vice Chair 
Kelly Sessoms 
Dogan & Wilkinson PLLC 
PO Box 1618
Pascagoula, MS 39568-1618
Phone: (228) 762-2272
Fax: (228) 762-3223

Matt Miller 
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush 
P O Box 17619
Hattiesburg, MS 39404-7619
Phone: (601) 264-6670
Fax: (601) 264-5660

Past Chair 
Rebecca Wiggs 
Watkins & Eager 
P O Box 650
Jackson, MS 39205-0650
Phone: (601) 948-6470
Fax: (601) 965-1901

Member at Large (8/2013-7/2016)
Clarence Webster 
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 
188 E Capitol St Ste 400
Jackson, MS 39201-2100
Phone: (601) 592-9906
Fax: (601) 592-9906

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2017)
Rachel Waide 
Waide & Associates 
P O Box 1357
Tupelo, MS 38802-1357
Phone: (662) 842-7324
Fax: (662) 842-8056

Member at Large (8/2015-7/2018)
Brian Hyneman 
Hickman Goza & Spragins PLLC 
P O Box 668
Oxford, MS 38655-0668
Phone: (662) 234-4000
Fax: (662) 234-2000