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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:Mississippi Go-To Firm

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Copeland named top 10 finalist in the "TOP 40 LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2015" by the Mississippi Business Journal

Wilson named to "GOPAC's Class of Emerging Leaders" for 2016

Wilson named Vice-Chairman of House Judiciary A Committee

Vanderloo admitted to practice before United States Court of Federal Claims

Copeland selected for listing by The Best Lawyers in America, 2016, 22nd Edition for his work in Insurance Law

Copeland has article published in the Mississippi Law Journal, providing a comprehensive survey of the Revised Mississippi Lien Law. See Clyde X. Copeland, III & Robert P. Wise, Expansion of Mississippi's Construction Lien Laws to include Mississippi Subcontractors, Materialmen, Consulting Engineers, and Surveyors, 84 Miss.L.J. 905 (2015).

JC&A listed as a Top Mississippi Law Firm by The American Lawyer and in Super Lawyers Directory

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 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

JC&A's Mississippi Statutes of Limitations

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

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Jernigan appointed Board of Trustees Chairman for Baptist Health Systems

Jernigan and Anderson secure Appellate Court decision vindicating State Auditor in records dispute with Biloxi's SunHerald

Copeland (argued), Graham and DeNobriga secure landmark decision enforcing "Open Roof Exclusion" and "Water Damage Exclusion" in CGL Policy before the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Jernigan pursues construction litigation and settlement on behalf of Houston School District

MS Supreme Court holds that statutory minimum of liability coverage on auto policy is not applicable if policy is voidable due to material misrepresentations by insurer on policy application

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

Favorable insurance coverage decision secured by JC&A in U. S. District Court is Affirmed by U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

JC&A assists State Auditor in successfully securing Order for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to repay taxpayers for personal expenses charged to the City. The decision is affirmed by the MS Court of Appeals.

MWUA (windpool) still clearing debris from Hurricane Katrina

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.

Insurance carriers and agents may want to reconsider waiver forms and procedures for rejection of Uninsured Motorist Coverage based on recent Mississippi Supreme Court ruling

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 tackles arbitration disputes arising from Mississippi contracts through Mississippi Supreme Court rulings*

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