Bryan Nelson P.A.

Bryan Nelson P.A.

The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Firm Overview

Hattiesburg is known as the "Hub City" because of the major highways and railway lines that pass through the city (please see the Area Development Partnership). From where our office is located on Highway 98 at the western edge of the Hattiesburg city limits, our attorneys are able to travel to at least fifteen (15) county seats within an hour or less. Hattiesburg's convenient location has spawned one of the most economically active, dynamic and fastest growing areas in the Southeast.

The firm's practice consists of representing individuals, as well as variety of both large and small businesses, including insurers, banking institutions, construction firms, transportation concerns, nursing homes, medical providers, and other professionals.

Members of the firm have extensive experience related to automobile accidents, homeowners claims, products liability, premises liability, employment law, admiralty and offshore accidents, medical malpractice, workers compensation, construction law, lender liability, environmental claims, and mass tort litigation. The firm also furnishes legal services associated with business transactions and real estate transactions. The firm additionally provides advice concerning estate planning and estate administration.
Main Office
Main Office
109 Fairfield Drive
Hattiesburg  MS  39402
Phone
  • (601) 261-4100
Fax
  • 601-261-4106
Websites

Other Offices

Bryan Nelson PA - Downtown
204 W. Front Street
Hattiesburg,  MS  39401
Business
The law office of Bryan Nelson P.A. will represent your Business legal matters.
The law office of Bryan Nelson P.A. will represent your Business legal matters.

MARY DEVER BLUMENTRITT

Of Counsel

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:

-Admitted to Bar 2000, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar Association
--Member of Taxation Section of Mississippi Bar,
---Executive Committee 2007-2010,
---Chairman 2010-2011
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court

EDUCATION:

-University of Colorado, 1996 (B.A.)
-Tulane University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
-University of Florida, (L.L.M. Taxation, 2000)

PRACTICE AREAS:

-Business Organizations & Formation
-Contracts
-Real Estate & Title Law
-Taxation Law
-Wills, Trusts & Estates Administration
Education
  • Tulane University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

PATRICIA EVE GABLE

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:

-BV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1980, Mississippi
--Chair: Workers Compensation and Administrative Law Section, 1995-1996
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
--President, 1996; President Young Lawyers Division 1989
-Phi Delta Phi

EDUCATION:

-University of Southern Mississippi (B.S. 1976)
-Tulane University School of Law
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 1980)

PRACTICE AREAS:

-General Litigation
-Insurance Law
-Workers Compensation tration
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

HERMAN M. HOLLENSED JR.

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-BV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1982, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Certified Mediator and Arbitrator

EDUCATION:
-University of Southern Mississippi (B.S. 1979)
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 1982)
--Chairman, Moot Court Board, 1982
--Member, Journal of Space Law, 1982

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Appellate Work
-Automobile Liability Litigation
-Employment Law
-General Litigation
-Insurance Law
-Premises Liability
-Products Liability Litigation
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

MARK E. NORTON

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-Admitted to Bar 2004, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Member, American Bar Association
-Member, Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association

EDUCATION:
-Mississippi State University (B.S. summa cum laude 2001)
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 2005)

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Automobile Liability Litigation
-Business Organizations & Formation
-General Litigations
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

RICK D. NORTON

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-AV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1990, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Member, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
-13 years prior experience as an Insurance Adjuster
-Approved counsel for Mississippi Tort Claims Board

EDUCATION:
-University of Southeastern Louisiana (B.S. 1973)
-Tulane University (J.D. cum laude 1990)

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Automobile Liability Litigation
-Commercial & Business Litigation
-Environmental / Toxic Tort Law
-General Litigation
-Government Tort Claim Defense
-Local Utilities Administration
-Insurance Law
-School Law
-Trucking Liability
Education
  • Tulane University
    Juris Doctorate

JOSEPH A. O'CONNELL

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-BV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1978, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Member, American Bar Association

EDUCATION:
-Millsaps College (B.A. 1975)
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 1978)

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Commercial & Business Litigation
-General Litigation
-Premises Liability
-Products Liability Litigation
-Trucking Liability
-Workers Compensation
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

DAVID M. OTT

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-BV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1983, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
-Member, Mississippi Claims Association
-Member, American Bar Association
-Law Clerk to Honorable William H. Barbour, Jr.
-U.S. Distict Court For the Southern District of Mississippi 1983 - 1985

EDUCATION:
-Millsaps College (B.A. 1980)
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 1983)
-Mississippi Law Journal 1981-1983

PRACTICE AREAS:
-General Litigation
-Insurance Law
-Professional Liability
-Trucking Liability
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

KRIS A. POWELL

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-Admitted to Bar 2004, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Member, American Bar Association

EDUCATION:
-University of Southern Mississippi (B.S. summa cum laude 2001)
-University of Florida (J.D. with honors 2004)
--Editor-in-chief, Journal of Technology Law and Policy
--Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Business Organizations & Formation
-Commercial & Business Litigation
-Eminent Domain
-Environmental / Toxic Tort Law
-General Litigation
-Eminent Domain

Kris Powell has a diverse litigation practice with an emphasis in complex commercial, business litigation, and products liability claims. This extensive experience includes prosecuting and defending cases in both federal and state courts. Kris also has significant experience with insurance matters and litigating disputes concerning insurance coverage. As a member of Bryan Nelson's insurance coverage team, Kris routinely provides insurance carriers with legal opinions concerning coverage, litigates declaratory judgment actions on matters of defense and indemnity obligations, and defends insurance carriers from first-party contractual and bad faith claims.

His litigation background has included successfully obtaining the dismissal of a federal class action lawsuit filed against a large national insurance company arising in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as well as successfully defending a large industrial equipment manufacturer from multiple property, contract, warranty and personal injury claims arising from an industrial accident which allegedly disabled plant operations for nearly a year. Kris has defended manufacturers of products against claims of defective products and inadequate warnings, and has represented a supplier of industrial products and gases in defending claims asserted by in excess of 10,000 plaintiffs alleging toxic exposure.

Kris has litigated matters through trial to judgment in both state and federal court, and has appeared for clients in the Court of Appeals of Mississippi, as well as the Mississippi Supreme Court. His litigation experience has involved highly complex matters, often involving claims with potential high exposure. Kris has counseled clients concerning the protection of confidential and proprietary information, and has litigated the enforceability of non-compete agreements, allegations of unfair competition trade secrets and deceptive and unfair trade practices
Education
  • University of Florida
    Juris Doctorate

VICK SMITH

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-BV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1984, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Phi Delta Phi
-Law Clerk to Justice Roy Noble Lee
--Mississippi Supreme Court 1984 - 1985

EDUCATION:
-Millsaps College (B.A. 1981)
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 1984)
--Moot Court Board

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Automobile Liability Litigation
-General Litigation
-Government Tort Claim Defense
-Insurance Law
-Municipal Law
-Premises Liability
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

WILLIAM A. WHITEHEAD, JR.

Member

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
-CV Rated
-Admitted to Bar 1995, Mississippi
-Member, The Mississippi Bar
-Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
-Member, American Bar Association

EDUCATION:
-Mississippi State University (B.A. 1991)
-University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. 1995)

PRACTICE AREAS:
-General Litigation
-Insurance Law
-Medical Malpractice Defense
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Lawrence C. Gunn

Of Counsel

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
Awarded a rating of AV Preeminent
Admitted to Bar 1976, Mississippi
Admitted to Bar 1978, Florida
Past Chairman Mississippi Bar Character and Fitness Committee
Bar Association of 5th Federal Circuit
Member, International Society of Barristers

EDUCATION:
University of Mississippi (B.A. 1969)
Florida State University School of Law (J.D. 1976)


PRACTICE AREAS:
Appellate Work
Commercial & Business Litigation
Construction Litigation
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
License
  • Bar Number: 5075
    Mississippi , 1976

Ann Landgraf Griffin

Associate

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
Admitted to Bar 2015, Mississippi
Member, The Mississippi Bar Association
Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association
Member, Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers
Member, Mississippi Women Lawyers Association

EDUCATION:
University of Southern Mississippi, 2006 (B.A. English Licensure) Graduated Highest Honors
University of Mississippi School of Law, (J.D., 2014) Graduated Cum Laude
Business Law Certificate with Honors
Outstanding Student Award: Copyright Law
Published in Business Law Newsletter: "Preserving the Dirt that Disappears with a Click"
Member, Phi Delta Phi
Member, Business Law Network
Member, Dean's Leadership Council

PRACTICE AREAS:
Automobile Liability Litigation
General Litigation
Wills, Trusts & Estates Administration

Andrew A. Hatten

Associate

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
Admitted 2015 All Mississippi State Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Mississippi Bar Association
South Central Mississippi Bar Association
Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers

EDUCATION:
Mississippi College School of Law J.D. 2015 Graduated Cum Laude
Moot Court Board - Trial Advocacy Chair
Business Law Society

Millsaps College M.B.A. 2012; B.B.A. 2011 Major: Business Administration Finance
Minor: Political Science

PRACTICE AREAS:
Business Organizations & Formation
Commercial & Business Litigation
Contracts
General Litigation
Insurance Law
Premises Liability
Taxation Law
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