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
2014-2015 Executive Committee

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

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

Kelly Sessoms 
Phelps Dunbar 
P O Box 30
Pascagoula, MS 39568-0030
Phone: (228) 549-4481
Fax: (228) 549-1820

Past Chair 
Ted Connell 
Merkel & Cocke 
P O Box 1388
Clarksdale, MS 38614-1388
Phone: (662) 627-9641
Fax: (662) 627-3592

Member at Large (8/2012-7/2015)
Matt Miller 
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush 
P O Box 17619
Hattiesburg, MS 39404-7619
Phone: (601) 264-6670
Fax: (601) 264-5660

Member at Large (8/2013-7/2016)
Clarence Webster 
Forman Perry  Watkins Krutz & Tardy 
PO Box 22608
Jackson, MS 39225-2608
Phone: (601) 960-3182
Fax: (601) 960-8613

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