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Mildred Morris is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the state of Mississippi, having tried approximately one hundred bench and jury trials as lead counsel.  She has tried cases in numerous counties as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.  Her diverse litigation practice has involved representing both corporate and individual clients in every phase of litigation.  In addition to her first-chair trial practice, she has argued appeals in both Mississippi appellate courts, as well as the United State Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Her litigation experience spans numerous areas, including medical malpractice, healthcare, regulatory, and drug and medical device defense.

Mildred has been honored with membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  She has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year in the fields of medical malpractice defense and health care litigation.  She has also been listed in The American Law Journal as having a top ten defense verdict in the United States.  Mildred has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the Southeast and one of the top 50 lawyers in Mississippi.

Honors & Recognitions

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (State Committee)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2009-18, Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-17, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice; 2011 Top 50 in Mississippi; 2011-15, Top 50 Female Lawyers)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2018, Litigation - Health Care)
  • PORTICO Legacy Lawyers, Class of 2018

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow

Education

Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, special distinction, 1984

Master's Degree: University of Southern Mississippi, 1970

Bachelor's Degree: History and English, University of Southern Mississippi, 1969