JERNIGAN COPELAND & ANDERSON, PLLC is a Mississippi law firm comprised of dedicated attorneys with more than a century of combined legal experience. It provides all-encompassing and cost effective representation in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee through the close working relationship of its members whereby individual legal strengths may be called upon to fulfill the particular needs of any client more efficiently and without duplicative effort. Practice areas include:
JC&A listed as a Top Mississippi Law Firm by The American Lawyer
Vanderloo selected as a Member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Vines selected for listing by Best Lawyers In America for his defense work on personal injury and professional malpractice lawsuits
Copeland authors comprehensive Treatise on Mississippi's New Lien Law and excerpts selected for publication in Mississippi Builder magazine. Copleand was principal drafter and negotiator of SB 2622, the Mississippi Revised Construction Lien Act, signed into law April 11, 2014. This complete revision of Mississippi's Construction Lien statutes provides lien rights to First and Second Tier Subcontractors and Suppliers, as well as Consulting Engineers and Surveyors.
Copeland speaks at Home Builders Association of Mississippi's statewide convention.
Vanderloo selected for Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star List
Jernigan Copeland & Anderson, PLLC named "GO-TO FIRM" by Fortune 500 client for Misssissippi premises liability work managed by Barton
Anderson receives AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell.
Richard Davis expands existing practice area of Divorce and Family Law.
Copeland named "LEADERSHIP IN LAW HONOREE" by Mississippi Business Law Journal
Graham named "Top 40 under 40" by Mississippi Business Law Journal
Jernigan named to University of Mississippi Hall of Fame
Vanderloo secures Arbitration Award of money damages for general contractor in dispute with project developer.
Oil & Gas Operators and Oil Field Contractors asserting lien rights against oil and gas wells in Mississippi as oil prices continue to fall.
Non-adjudication of DUI charges or Expungement of DUI conviction under Mississippi's new laws
Davis secures summary judgment for landowner on issues of negligence, duty and proximate cause in Mississippi
JC&A assists State Auditor in successfully securing Order for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to repay taxpayers for personal expenses charged to the City
Builder ordered to demolish or move residence constructed on wrong lot which could have been prevented by survey prior to construction
MS Supreme Court reaffirms strict adherence to MS Products Liability Act in Asbestos Cases
Jernigan and Anderson secure summary judgment for client and dismissal of lawsuit concerning financing of Lost Rabbit Development
MS Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment for JC&A client in Hinds County Circuit Court, dismissing premises liability lawsuit.
Partial ownership of real property in state does not necessarily establish residency for purposes of coverage under automobile policy
Jernigan and Anderson successfully represent Mississippi State Auditor, Stacey Pickering, who prevails in dispute with Mississippi Attorney General over payment of fees to private attorneys hired as special assistants. See Archived Oral Argument by Jernigan
Jernigan and Anderson lead charge in Mississippi for court ordered recalculation and true-up of Hurricane Katrina assessments by Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association based upon its misapplication of reinsurance proceeds following the storm, leading to millions of dollars in refunds to insurance carriers across Mississippi. MWUA regulations are overseen by the Mississippi Insurance Department
Firm continues long history of securing enforcement of express terms of insurance policies in Mississippi through declaratory actions to resolve insurance coverage disputes*
Firm tackles arbitration disputes arising from Mississippi contracts through Mississippi Supreme Court rulings*
*See representative decisions for more decisions on same subjects