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H. Rusty Comley was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006. His experience spans from general product liability litigation, to automotive and aviation litigation, to tort and construction litigation. He also represents health care providers in HIPAA breach matters and Medicare/Medicaid administrative proceedings and appeals. From 1996-2003, Rusty served our country as a Captain in the Aviation Branch of the United States Army. He holds a Commercial Pilot's License (Rotary-wing) with an Instrument Rating.

Notable Cases

In the Matter of the Request of IMI Transport, Inc. (Medicaid Audit), Decision After Hearing (New York Department of Health July 21, 2016),  https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/decisions

BriovaRx, LLC v. Transcript Pharmacy, Inc., 163 So. 3d 311 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015)

Dorsey v. Blue Bird Corp., 2014 WL 5017894 (N.D. Miss. Oct. 6, 2014)

Dunbar v. Walker, 2012-899-B (Madison Cnty. Chan. Ct. June 5, 2014)

Dorsey v. Tadlock, 2012 WL 4467267 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 27, 2012)

Miss-Lou Ambulance Serv., LLC v. State of Mississippi, Div. of Medicaid, G2010-1287 (Hinds Cnty. Chan. Ct. May 21, 2012)

Miller v. Genie Indus., Inc., 2012 WL 161408 (N.D. Miss. Jan. 19, 2012)

Lincoln Elec. Co. v. McLemore, 54 So. 3d 833 (Miss. 2010)

Arroyo v. Lincoln Elec. Co., 08-WF-17980 (N.D. Ohio 2010)

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2016-18, Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013-17, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 2012, Rising Star)
  • Portico Jackson, Portico 10 Attorneys (2015)
  • Mississippi College Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Mississippi College Moot Court Board

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Aviation Insurance Association

Articles & Publications

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • "Law of Engineering Malpractice,” Halfmoon Seminar, Managing Engineering Liability & Risk Jackson, MS, March 20, 2018 (with Drew Norwood)
  • "Your Practice is Being Audited: Complying, Fighting, and Winning," 2017 ABA Health Law Section and Chicago Medical Society Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 9, 2017 (with Abby Pendleton).
  • "Hot Topics in Healthcare," Mississippi Association of Family Physicians 2015 Spring Conference, Ridgeland, MS, April 18, 2015 (with Joyce Hall).
  • "Damages in Personal Injury," National Business Institute, Jackson, MS, August 27, 2014 (with Joe Baladi).

Education

Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, 2006, summa cum laude

Bachelor's Degree: Business Management, University of Mississippi, 1996, cum laude