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. 

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week is November 13-17, 2017.



Workers' Compensation Section
2017-2018 Executive Committee

Alison Goodman
Alison Ketner Goodman Attorney at Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 1036
Tupelo, MS 38802-1036
Phone: (601) 954-1916

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

Michael Darby
Charlie Baglan & Assoc
P O Box 1289
Batesville, MS 38606-1289
Phone: (662) 563-9400
Fax: (662) 563-4633

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

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
136 Vineyard Blvd
Brandon, MS 39047-7102
Phone: (601) 988-8888
Fax: (601) 844-1215

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Case Embry
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
119 North 9th Street
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 281-7829
Fax: (662) 259-8460