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.


Summer 2014
November 2013 
May 2012
May 2011


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.


2013-2014 Litigation Section Officers are Ted Connell, Chair; Rebecca Wiggs, Vice-Chair; and Meade Mitchell, Secretary.

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Information, motion setting, docket, etc.


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