JCA | Mississippi Construction & Insurance Law

Monte L. Barton, Jr.

Licensed attorney to practice law in all Mississippi state and federal courts since 1991. Courtroom and appellate lawyer with extensive civil litigation experience.  Focused trial strategy, realistic evaluations, and straightforward negotiations.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE 

  • Defense of civil lawsuits based on negligence, premises liability, and products liability.
  • Commercial Litigation involving insurance coverage, indemnity agreements, leases and other contracts, business transactions, and governmental regulations.
  • Significant practical experience with employment law, OSHA and workplace safety violations. 
  • Over 30 jury trials including wrongful death and personal injury cases, claims of sexual misconduct, wrongful termination, bad faith insurance claims, and contract disputes. 
  • Hundreds of courtroom hearings. 
  • Legal counsel for national grocery stores, retailers, and recreational youth organizations. 
  • 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuits – Qualified Immunity defense of law enforcement officers in “color of law” claims.
  • Malicious prosecution, false arrest, and false imprisonment claims.
  • Pharmacy misfilled prescription cases.
  • Pre-lawsuit crisis management for death or catastrophic injuries.  
  • Construction related litigation, including surety bond claims, liens, and other collection issues.
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Peer Review Rated

EDUCATION

Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science, May 1988, Agricultural Economics

  • Agricultural Economics, Outstanding Senior Student Award
  • Student President, College of Agriculture

University of Mississippi School of Law
Juris Doctor, May 1991

  • Chairman, Honor Council 
  • Chairman, Moot Court Board
  • Chairman, Trial Competition 
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