Attorneys

Jerome B. Steen
1933-1997

William M. Dalehite, Jr.

  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
William M. Dalehite, Jr

Bio: Born Clarksdale, Mississippi, December 27, 1943

Education:

  • University of Mississippi (B. A., 1965; J. D., 1972)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi.
  • Chairman, Moot Court Board, 1972.
  • Recipient, Law Alumnus of the Year, 1993.

Courts / Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi Bar, Admitted 1972
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships and Activities:

Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award - 2014
  • MS Bar Association- Distinguished Service Award - 2012
  • MS Business Journal - Attorney of the Year - 2012
  • The Mississippi Bar (Secretary, Young Lawyers Section, 1978-1979; Fellow, Young Lawyers Section, 1989)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1993)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Trial Academy Faculty, 1990; Director-elect, 1996; Director, 1997;)
  • Chairman, Advocacy, Practice and Procedure Committee, 1991-1992
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Trustees, 1990-1993; President-Elect, 1997-1998; President, 1998-1999)
  • Mississippi Supreme Court, Advisory Committee on Rules, 1991-2007
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomate; President, Mississippi Chapter, 1999)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute (Mississippi Chairman, 1991-1996).
  • American Bar Association
  • Capt., U.S. Army, 1965-1969

 

Lanny R. Pace

  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Lanny R. Pace

Bio: Born Corinth, Mississippi, December 7, 1961

Education:

  • University of Mississippi (B.B.A., 1983; J. D., magna cum laude, 1994).
  • Phi Kappa Phi. James O. Eastland Scholar
  • Moot Court Board
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Law
  • Member, Mississippi Law Journal, 1993-1994

Courts / Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi Bar, Admitted 1995
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

 


J. Seth McCoy

  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Seth McCoy

Bio: Born Philadelphia, Mississippi, September 1, 1978

Education:

  • Mississippi State University (B.B.A., 2001)
  • University of Mississippi (J. D., 2004)

Courts / Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi Bar, Admitted 2004
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2013 Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum
  • Capital Area Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers Division
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

 



Emilie F. Whitehead

  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Emilie Whitehead

Bio: Born Starkville, Mississippi, March 8, 1962

Education:

  • Mississippi State University (B. A., 1983)
  • Mississippi State University, (M. Ed., 1985)
  • Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, (J. D., 1996)
  • Associate Student Materials Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Scholar of Merit Awards for Constitutional Law I, Federal Indian Law, and Bankruptcy

Courts / Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi Bar, Admitted 1996
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • Former Judicial law clerk to Judge David C. Bramlette, III, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

 



Misty W. Monroe

Misty W. Monroe

Bio: Born Jackson, Mississippi, 1969

Education:

  • Rhodes College (B.A., 1991)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 1995)
  • Mortar Board, President
  • Moot Court Board
  • National Moot Court Competition Team
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Moot Court Requirement
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Future Interests and Trusts
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Case Note Competition Chairperson

Courts / Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi Bar, Admitted 1995
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • Former Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Judges John J. Frasier, Jr., Billy Bridges and Roger McMillin, Mississippi Court of Appeals

 

 




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