Clifford B. Ammons, named one of The Best Lawyers in America® in Workers' Compensation Law and Professional Malpractice Law, was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1978. His experience spans from workers' compensation, medical and legal malpractice defense, and nursing home defense to education. Clifford is active in both professional and civic organizations. He has served as chairman of both the Workers' Compensation Committee State Bar and Workers' Compensation and Administrative Law Section of the Mississippi Bar, and he currently presides as the Chancellor for the Mississippi United Methodist Church.

Published Appellate Cases

  • Hathorn v. ESCO Corporation, 224 So. 3d 543 (Miss. Ct. App. 2017)
  • Fresenius Medical Care Co. v. Woolfolk, 920 So. 2d 1024 (Miss. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Davis v. Pioneer, Inc., 834 So. 2d 739 (Miss. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Bates v. Countrybrook Living Center, 609 So. 2d 1247 (Miss. 1992)
  • Ferguson v. University of Mississippi Medical Center, 179 So. 3d 1060 (Miss. 2015)

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (1995–2024, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Litigation - Health Care; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2019 & 2014, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers; 2011, Workers' Compensation Law)

Community & Professional

  • Advisory Board of the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission, Past Member
  • Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, Member
  • Mississippi Methodist Church, Chancellor
  • National Association of University and College Attorneys
  • The Mississippi Bar

Articles & Publications

  • Direct and Cross Examination of a Physician in a Workers' Compensation Case-Employer/Carrier's Perspective, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Conference (May 25, 1994)
  • Establishing Wage Loss Disability: Employer's Perspective, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Seminar (February 3, 1995)
  • How to Evaluate a Workers' Compensation Case from the Defense Perspective, The Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar Second Annual CLE-Cancun Style Seminar (April 28, 1995)
  • Legal Perspective of Current Challenges in Pain Treatment, The Mississippi Pain Society Division of the Southern Pain Society (July 2005)
  • The Personal Injury Paralegal in Mississippi for the Defense, Institute for Paralegal Education (October 1995)
  • Damages in Personal Injury for NBI (July 31, 2015)
  • Selected Issues in Workers Compensation Law for NBI (July 20, 2016)


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1978

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, Millsaps College, 1975