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James T. “Tucker” Mitchell

James T. Mitchell

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Tucker Mitchell is originally from Cleveland, Mississippi and graduated from Delta State University in 1981 with honors with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 1983, Mr. Mitchell graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Mr. Mitchell practices in the firm’s general litigation section, and has experience in insurance defense; insurance coverage law; personal injury defense; investigation and litigation of suspicious claims, including fire and theft; and defense of employers in employment litigation. He has extensive trial experience, having tried approximately 100 jury trials in state and federal courts in Mississippi.

Mr. Mitchell is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He is a member of Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel whose membership is limited to 1500 members worldwide and consists of in-house counsel and attorneys in private practice.  Mr. Mitchell has been rated by his peers as an “A-V” attorney for his ethical standards and legal abilities, which is the highest rating under the Martindale-Hubbell guidelines.  Mr. Mitchell has been active in the Mississippi Bar and is past Chairman of the Bench Bar Liaison Committee.  He has also been selected as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and has served on its Board of Trustees.

 

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Chairman
    • Honors: President of Law School Student Body
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Representative List of Jury Trials

  • Ranger Insurance Company v. Lloyd Wood Construction Company (Circuit Court of Smith County, Mississippi)
  • Smith v. B. F. Goodrich and White Automotive (Circuit Court of Yazoo County, Mississippi)
  • Brock v. Anderson (Circuit Court of Rankin County, Mississippi)
  • Douglas Barfield v. Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. (Circuit Court of Rankin County, Mississippi)
  • Clark v. Solid SurfAmusement Park, Inc. (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Hall & Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Ins. Co. v. Clark (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • IOF v. Solartint, Inc. (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Brooks v. Craft (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Roy Moore v. Timberlands Campground & Dude Ranch (Circuit Court of Copiah County, Mississippi)
  • Patrick v. Pam Jones (Circuit Court of Warren County, Mississippi)
  • Mississippi Farm Bureau Mutual lns, Co. & Davis v. City ofLexington (Circuit Court of Holmes County, Mississippi)
  • Fair v. Fairclothe Construction Company (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Aldridge v. Vanderford Lumber Company, Inc. (Circuit Court of Smith County, Mississippi)
  • Smith v. Alice Gilmore (Circuit Court of Copiah County, Mississippi)
  • Sawyer v. Dickerson (Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mississippi)
  • Brenda McCraw v. Capital City Beverages, Inc. (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Hood v. Lee Usry (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Earles v. Elizabeth Hollingsworth (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Susie Matthews v. John Tanksley, M.D. (Circuit Court of Washington County, Mississippi)
  • Haas v. Yates (Circuit Court of Covington County, Mississippi)
  • Shaw v. 3M Construction Company, Inc. (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Marsalis v. Fairclothe Construction Company, Inc. (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Missìssippi)
  • Jackson & Pope v. Robyn Richardson (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Kavanaugh v. Van Lewis Rogers (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Howard v. Tommy Strother (Circuit Court of Yazoo County, Mississippi)
  • Lewis v. Bobby Henry (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Thad Owens v. Sheffield & Mississippi Farm Bureau Ins. Co. (County Court of Hinds County Mississippi)
  • Fawcett v. McLaurin (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Dixie Smith v. Lawrence Robinson et al (Circuit Court of Lincoln County, Mississippi)
  • Tina Yelverton v. Bobbie Duckswotth & Kemp Bush (Circuit Court of Smith County, Mississippi)/li>
  • Canuth v. Byrd (Circuit Court of Amite County, Mississippi)
  • Stephens & McMillan v. Thomas Bishop (Circuit Court of Neshoba County, Mississippi)
  • Heirs ofLois Holden v. Quinton Mills Trucking (Circuit Court of Attala County, Mississippi)
  • Michael lvy v. Barber (County Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Kenneth Murphree & Larry Butler v. Walter Hester d/b/a Southern Builders, Inc. & Donald Lewis(Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi)
  • Robert & Syble Taylor v. Doug McAdam, Jr. (Circuit Court of Attala County, Mississippi)
  • Heirs ofHeather Knight v. Robert Montgomery & Sunflower Trucking, Inc. (Circuit Court of Sunflower County, Missìssippi)
  • Shelter Ins. Co. v. Douglas Walsh (County Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Heirs ofRodney Rutherford v. Willie Goss & Biily Mayo (Circuit Court of Attala County, Mississippi)
  • Heirs of Cotton King v. Coleman Trucking, Inc. (Circuit Court of Noxubee County, Mississippi)
  • Shanda Nash & Eva Greer v. William Taylor d/b/a Taylor Transports, Inc. (United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi)
  • Darryl St. Pierre v. Louisiana Farm Bureau and Town of Centreville (United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Kenneth Stewart v. Leon Ghetti d/b/a L&V Services, Inc. (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Aetna lnsurance Company v. Pendleton Detectives, Inc. (United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Patsy Franks v. Southern Guaranty Insurance Companies (United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi)
  • Larry Oatis v. Signature Square Apartments (United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Mississippi Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. v. Bruce & Carla Kates (Circuit Court of Yazoo
    County, Mississippi)
  • Joseph Taylor v. Adam Hancock (Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Victoria Hodge v. James Prestage (Circuit Court of Second Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Ocean Clay v. Scott Prather Trucking Co. Inc. (Circuit Court of Second Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi)
  • Suzette Sullivan v. Sheila Hewitt (Circuit Court of Lincoln County, Mississippi)
  • Ollie and Robert Windmon v. Mississippi Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. (Circuit Court of Claiborne County, Mississippi)
  • Tommy Sykes v. Bobbitt and Associates, Inc. (Circuit Court of Smith County, Mississippi)
  • Pham v. Tran and Kyoto Japanese Steak House #1 (Circuit Court of Madison County, Mississippi)
  • Michael Falcon v. Dale Hollingsworth (Circuit Court of Warren County, Mississippi)
  • Mark Brady v. Dennis Sewell (Circuit Court of Jasper County, Mississippi)
  • Elizabeth Forrester v. West Point School District (United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi)
  • Cindy Idom v. Natchez-Adams School District et al (United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Charles Jackson v. Lowndes County School District (United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi)
  • Lisa Cooper and Diversified Nursing Services, Inc. v. Pioneer Health Systems (Circuit Court of Monroe County Mississippi)
  • Karen Sullivan v. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. (Circuit Court of Lamar County Mississippi)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as Mid-South Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, Shareholder, 1985 – 2010
  • Heidelberg, Woodliff & Franks, 1984 – 1985