Jim F. Spencer, Jr. was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987. His practice is focused on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, commercial litigation, and construction law. Jim is a member of the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference and the American Bankruptcy Institute and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2012-16, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2009-24, Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year (2022, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; 2021, Commercial Transaction / UCC Law; 2020, Banking and Finance Law2016, Litigation - Bankruptcy)

Community & Professional

  • Mississippi Bar
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (2018, President)
  • Chairman; Committee on Professional Responsibility, Miss. Bar, 2014
  • Committee on Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi (2011-12, Chairman)
  • Christ United Methodist Church (2007–08, Finance Committee, Chairman; 1995-96, Board of Trustees, Chairman)


Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, Special Distinction, 1987

Bachelor's Degree: Banking and Finance, Mississippi State University, 1983

Mississippi College Law Review, Member