Veterans and Military Law

The purpose of the Veterans and Military Law Section of The Mississippi Bar is to promote the interests of Veterans and Military Law practitioners; to educate members of the Bar on Veterans and Military Law matters; provide pro bono legal assistance to Veterans and military personnel; to plan, publish, participate in, and conduct, as appropriate, services, programs, publications and activities of interest to those Section practitioners; to promote and monitor the development of Veterans and Military Law; to improve the application of justice in these fields of law; to promote high standards of professionalism, competence and ethical conduct in this area of practice; to improve relationships among the Veteran, Military and civilian legal communities; to cultivate social and professional relationships among the Section’s members; and to recognize attorneys who have contributed to Section goals.


Veterans and Military Law Section
2023-2024 Executive Committee 

M. Mark Majors, Madison
Mississippi National Guard JAG
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(601) 313-6361

Vice Chair
Robert W. Mayhue, Jr., Jackson
Mississippi National Guard JAG
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(601) 672-6309

Jennifer Riley-Collins, Clinton
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(601) 316-2193

Past Chair
Ben J. Piazza, Jr., Jackson
Keyes Bryson & Piazza
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(601) 956-2345

Member at Large (8/2022-7/2024) 
Robert H. Pederson, Jackson
Watkins & Eager
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(601) 965-1926

Member at Large (8/2022-7/2025) 
Judge Virginia C. Carlton, Columbia
Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge
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(601) 576-4678

Member at Large (8/2023-7/2026)
Jason J. Bayles, Ocean Springs
Board of Veterans Appeals
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(202) 632-6206