Michael Gwin was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1986.  His experience includes commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and appellate advocacy. Michael is listed in Chambers USA for commercial litigation and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation -Environmental; Litigation - Insurance; Litigation - Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2020, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; 2017, Insurance Law)

Community & Professional

  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church (Lector; Finance Committee)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Commercial Litigation Committee)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers (1991–93, Board of Directors)
  • The Mississippi Bar

Articles & Publications

  • Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide, Mississippi Section (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business: New York) (since 2006)


  • “Thriving Post-Pandemic: Practice After Covid-19,” American College of Business Judges, Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, October 29, 2021 
  • “Litigation Impact of Covid-19,” Mississippi Economic Council, Jackson, Mississippi, September 1, 2020
  • “Punitive Damages and its Impact on Litigation,” Pfizer Legal Alliance Continuing Education, New York, NY, January 14, 2020


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1986

Bachelor's Degree: B.A., University of Mississippi, 1983

Mississippi Law Journal, Board of Editors, 1985-1986
Phi Kappa Phi