Douglas J. Gunn was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1982 and to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that same year. His cases of note include In Re Extension of Boundaries of City of Jackson, 551 So. 2d 861 (Miss. 1989) and City of Jackson v. City of Madison, 650 So. 2d 490 (Miss. 1995). Throughout his career, Doug has successfully handled matters ranging from product liability actions, to insurance bad faith cases, to pharmaceutical liability and health care matters. He has recently served as co-national counsel for a pharmaceutical client and as regional trial counsel for a client in a series of commercial litigation cases. Current areas of practice include commercial litigation and public finance.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2009-19, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Satellite Trial Academy, Faculty (2007)
  • James O. Eastland Scholar, 1979
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Editorial Board
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, President
  • University of Mississippi Hall of Fame, 1981

Community & Professional

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Leadership Mississippi (2001)
  • Mission First, Inc., (2007, President; 2006–2017,  Legal Aid Advisory Board)
  • First Baptist Church Jackson (2008, Board of Deacons, Chairman)

Articles & Publications

  • Casenote, 51 Mississippi Law Journal 301 (1980)
  • Comment, 51 Mississippi Law Journal 771 (1981)
  • Article, "The Offensive Use of Collateral Estoppel in Mass Tort Cases," 52 Mississippi Law Journal 765  (1982)


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1982, cum laude

Master's Degree: Masters of Arts: Christian Apologetics, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, University of Mississippi, 1979, magna cum laude