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April 11, 2017

     Driving Under the Influence is a serious traffic offense and one that should not be taken lightly. The easiest way to avoid a DUI is to not drink and drive. Ever. Why take the chance?

     In Mississippi, the Legislature added a provision to the DUI law t...

March 16, 2017

          No person, business, or governmental entity has a right to claim a portion of an injured victim’s personal injury judgment or settlement, unless there is a law passed by the state legislature or by congress that gives this right.  When it comes to unpaid bill...

February 16, 2017

           The Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct are a special set of rules that all Mississippi lawyers must follow.  One of the rules, Rule 4.2, says that a lawyer cannot speak to a person who is represented by another lawyer.  This means that a divorce lawye...

January 24, 2017

           Over the last decade, social media platforms have burst into existence, quickly becoming a dominant and influential force in many people’s everyday lives.  Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and LinkedIn serve valuable purposes by allowing us to sta...

January 13, 2017

            No matter the type of college coach, whether it is football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball or any of the other sports, each sign a contract for employment. The current trend is that only major college football coaches hire agents to represent the...

January 10, 2017

            Expungement is a legal process that allows persons charged or convicted of certain crimes to expunge – or erase – the history of their charge.  Typically, after meeting certain specific requirements, a client may go before the judge that convicted him to se...

December 7, 2016

           Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing services have exploded in popularity in recent years.  These services have made it cheaper and easier for bar patrons to get home safely after a night on the town.  Unfortunately, technology has failed to eliminate drunk dr...

November 15, 2016

            It is common to hear police officers testify in DUI trials that the defendant couldn’t stand up straight, that he could not maintain his balance, and that he had difficulty responding to simple tasks.  This is the type of evidence that is usually used to co...

November 1, 2016

           I think personal injury lawyers are partly to blame for a misconception that is common among injured clients with little experience in the legal system.  Commercials featuring car accident victims with hundred dollar bills floating from the sky lead many to...

October 25, 2016

           I once watched Jere Beasley, the famed Alabama politician and self-avowed trial lawyer stand before a pro-business Kiwanis club audience and ask the following question: “How many people in this room feel like the government does a good job regulating busines...

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