Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Section helps its members keep abreast of developments in this rapidly growing area of legal practice via a section members only list serve. The Section is composed of attorneys who practice in the areas of unemployment compensation, social security, and workers' compensation. This Section strives to keep its members informed on current developments through publications and continuing legal education seminars. 


Kids' Chance of Mississippi

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 between the ages of 17 and 23 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 Kids' Chance for more information about Kids' Chance Scholarship and Applications.
Kids' Chance Scholarship Fund Mediation Project generates fees that are applied to the Kids' Chance Scholarship Fund. Visit Kids' Chance Mediators for a list of participating mediators who have agreed to donate a portion of their fees to the Fund. 

Click here for more information about the Kids' Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Fund and application process. 

Workers' Compensation Section
2018-2019 Executive Committee

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

Vice Chair
John Gonzalez
Daniel Coker Horton & Bell
P O Box 416
Gulfport, MS 39502-0416
Phone: (228) 864-8117
Fax: (228) 864-6331

Brett Ferguson
Schwartz & Assoc
136 Vineyard Blvd
Brandon, MS 39047-7102
Phone: (601) 988-8888
Fax: (601) 844-1215

Past Chair
Alison Goodman
Attorney at Law
PO Box 1036
Tupelo, MS 38802-1036
Phone: (601) 954-1916

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2019)
Case Embry
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
119 North 9th Street
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 281-7871
Fax: (662) 259-8460

Member at Large (8/2018-7/2020)
Shane Tompkins
Tompkins Law Firm
PO Box 1804
Columbus, MS 39703-1804
Phone: (662) 328-7557
Fax: (866) 594-2535

Member at Large (8/2018-7/2021)
Donald Moore
Franke & Salloum PLLC
P O Drawer 460
Gulfport, MS 39502-0460
Phone: (228) 868-7070
Fax: (228) 868-7090