October 12, 2017 James Holland is now President-Elect of the ADTA. This is a true honor and recognition for the firm as a leader among some of the best attorneys from each major city in the US.
March 29, 2017 Shareholder Michael Wolf will be speaking on May 4, 2017 at the "Police Liability Claims from Start to Finish" CLE. Wolf will be speaking on the topic of "Obtaining Key Information to Make or Break a Claim." MORE
March 29, 2017 Shareholder Trey Smith was recently recognized by Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) for his part in presenting a medical malpractice 'mock trial' to students at UMMC as a part of the "Professionals in Medicine" class. MORE
January 12, 2017 Shareholder Michael Wolf was selected as one of Mississippi's "Leader's In Law for 2016" by the Mississippi Business Journal.
September 21, 2016 On September 21, 2016, Michael Wolf will be speaking to the Sub-Contractors Association of Mississippi on "Worker's Compensation Topics Relevant to Subs". MORE
April 29, 2016 James Holland has been elected as Vice President of the ADTA for 2016.
This is a true honor and recognition for the firm as a leader among some of the best attorneys from each major city in the US.
The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys has two main objectives: to provide an opportunity for the proven successful defense trial attorneys to associate with similarly qualified trial attorneys for professional, social and business purposes, and to identify the successful defense trial attorney for those persons in search of such an attorney.
The Association only permits one prime member per one million population for each city, town or municipality. This exclusive selection process, assures potential clients that they have the name of a highly qualified, experienced and successful defense trial attorney in that community or region. Similarly, when a member needs representation for their client in another city or region, that member can refer their client to an ADTA member with the confidence that their client will receive the same high quality legal service and enjoy the same success that they themselves have provided.
August 1, 2017 On behalf of Client Southern Crane, summary judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appeals. Michael Wolf successfully argued summary judgment in a wrongful death claim, demonstrating the lack of negligence by client. The opinion was affirmed on appeal. Toney v. Southern Crane [2016-CA-01134-COA (Aug. 1, 2017)]
September 15, 2016 James Holland and Smith Boykin, obtained a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court, affirming the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals. The suit involved the collapse of scaffolding during the construction of Medical Towers in Meridian. The Trial Court granted summary judgment, which was affirmed on all appeals. McKean et al v. Yates Engineering et al [No 2013-CT-01807] MORE
July 19, 2016 Summary Judgment was Granted to a PKH client in the matter of Toney v. Southern Crane and Rigging. The matter involved a jobsite death where the estate of the decedent sought to hold an independent crane operator on the job site liable for conditions which the operator did not cause. Michael Wolf and Tommy Page are counsel of record. Toney v. Southern Crane & Rigging.
September 15, 2015 PKH Shareholder Michael Wolf obtained a reversal of a qualified immunity decision. In this action the district court declined to dismiss several individually named school personnel from a first amendment claim. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the teachers would not have been on notice of a potential constitutional violation, when searching Facebook for threats to campus security. Jackson v. Ladner [Unpublished] MORE
February 17, 2015 On February 5, 2015 Johnny Chapman obtained a Summary Judgment on behalf of Central Mississippi Medical Center in a workforce sexual harassment suit. The plaintiff, a nurse, claimed she had been coerced into a sexual relationship with a doctor at a CMMC affiliated clinic while both were employed at the clinic.
February 17, 2015 On January 8, 2014, Stephen Kruger and Louis Baine, III obtained a summary judgment in a medical malpractice case pending in Monroe County, Mississippi. The Plaintiffs, one of whom underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear, claimed the anesthesiologist failed to obtain adequate informed consent and negligently performed an interscalene block. The summary judgment, filed on behalf of the hospital, argued that the Plaintiffs did not have admissible expert testimony to support either the informed consent claim or the medical negligence claim. A few days before the scheduled trial, the Court granted the summary judgment and dismissed the Plaintiffs' claims against both the hospital and the anesthesiologist, with prejudice. Bowen v. Amory HMA, LLC et al [(Monroe County Cause No. CV2010-252-PM)]