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.

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Ethics in Deposition Practice
The Professionalism Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association, after seeking comment from various groups, including the Litigation Section, recently published guidelines on deposition rules of courtesy, civility and practice.  The Mississippi Bar encourages its members review and adhere to the following tenants:
Board of Commissioners Adopt Deposition Guidelines


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 




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Litigation Section
2017-2018 Executive Committee

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

Vice Chair
Clarence Webster
188 E Capitol St Ste 400
Jackson, MS 39201-2100
Phone: (601) 592-9906
Fax: (601) 592-1406

Rachel Waide
Waide & Associates
P O Box 1357
Tupelo, MS 38802-1357
Phone: (662) 842-7324
Fax: (662) 842-8056

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

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

Member at Large (8/2016-7/2019)
Lee Ann Thigpen
Carroll Warren & Parker
P O Box 1005
Jackson, MS 39215-1005
Phone: (601) 592-1010
Fax: (601) 592-6060

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Kyle Miller
Butler Snow
P O Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39157-6010
Phone: (601) 985-4514
Fax: (601) 985-4500