Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Section helps its members keep abreast of developments in this rapidly growing area of legal practice. The Section is composed of attorneys who practice in the areas of unemployment compensation, social security, and workers' compensation. This Section regularly publishes newsletters and offers a section members only list serve. 

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week is November 14-18, 2016.



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Kids' Chance of Mississippi is a scholarship fund established by the Mississippi Bar Foundation under the Administrative Law and Workers' Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar to provide scholarships for children who have had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled on the job. Kids' Chance of Mississippi provides scholarships for students to attend vocational/technical school or college. The fund brings together all those involved in workers' compensation issues: the legal, medical and business communities. Visit Kid's Chance for more information about Kid's Chance Scholarship and Applications.
Kid's Chance Scholarship Fund Pilot Mediation Project generates fees that are applied to the Kid's Scholarship Fund. Visit Kid's Chance Mediators for a list of available mediators with email addresses. 
Workers' Compensation Section
2016-2017 Executive Committee

Apryl Ready
The Ready Law Firm PLLC
P O Box 8025
Biloxi, MS 39535-8025
Phone: (228) 435-2500
Fax: (228) 435-5035

Vice Chair
Alison Goodman
Goodman Law Firm PLLC
PO Box 916
Tupelo, MS 38802-0916
Phone: (662) 407-0695
Fax: (662) 407-0696

Amy Topik
Markow Walker PA
P O Box 13669
Jackson, MS 39236-3669
Phone: (601) 853-1911
Fax: (601) 853-8284

Past Chair
Roxanne Case
Wells Marble & Hurst
300 Concourse Blvd Ste 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157-2053
Phone: (601) 605-6900
Fax: (601) 605-6901

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2017)
Michael Darby
Charlie Baglan & Assoc
P O Box 1289
Batesville, MS 38606-1289
Phone: (662) 563-9400
Fax: (662) 563-4633

Member at Large (8/2015-7/2018)
John Gonzalez 
Daniel Coker Horton & Bell 
P O Box 416
Gulfport, MS 39502-0416
Phone: (228) 864-8117
Fax: (228) 864-6331

Member at Large (8/2016-7/2019)
Brett Ferguson
Schwartz & Assoc
162 East Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 988-8888
Fax: (601) 844-1215