- Juris Doctorate, cum laude, University of Mississippi, 1992
- Casenote Editor, Law Journal, 1991-1992
- Phi Kappa Phi Honorary
- Phi Delta Phi Honorary
- Bachelor of Professional Accountancy, Mississippi State University, 1986
- Mississippi Society of CPAs
Mike is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Areas of Practice
- Business transactions
- Real property
- Estate planning and Probate
- Employment matters
- Business litigation
- Partner disputes
- Business and corporate law
- Strategic business planning
- Landowner issues
- Outdoor recreation law
- Mississippi Bar (Former Chair, Business Law section of Mississippi Bar)
- American Bar Association
Mike has particular expertise in contract law, business transactions, estate planning and probate, real estate, along with outdoor recreational law. His practice consists in part advising businesses in all variety of matters, from strategic planning, corporate structure, finance, acquisitions, contract formation and dispute resolution, to employment matters and tax planning. Mike has also devoted a considerable portion of his practice to the representation of landowners and recreational land users in risk mitigation, family planning for the descent of rural property, hunting leases and related matters. Learn more at www.outdoorlawyer.com, where Mike also contributes articles about these topics of interest or landowners, hunting clubs, and recreational property users.
Mike serves on the Board of Trustees for the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation and is on the Advisory Board of the Natural Resource Enterprises Division of Mississippi State University Extension Service. He is a former member of Board of Directors for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) for Mississippi and Past-president of the Hinds/Madison Kiwanis Club. Mike and his wife Phyllis have three kids: Kristen, Clark, and Will. They attend Broadmoor Baptist Church where they serve as greeters.