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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:To-Go

RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI, MADISON COUNTY, 587 Highland Colony Parkway, P.O. Box 2598, Ridgeland, MS 39158-2598 PHONE: (601) 427-0048 / Fax: (601) 427-0051

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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.

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

insurance & litigatioN NEWS

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

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 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*

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