• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Mississippi College School of Law
      J.D., 1980
    • Louisiana State University
      B.S. in Business Administration, 1975
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Mississippi
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

James G. Wyly, III

Jim Wyly practices in the area of litigation. He handles a diverse trial practice in Mississippi and Louisiana. As a litigator, he has defended a variety of tort claims, including serious personal injury, property damage and wrongful death claims arising from transportation, professional liability (legal, medical, accountant, insurance and real estate agents/brokers), products liability, toxic exposure, maritime (Jones Act and general maritime law), construction (architects, engineers and contractors) and insurance coverage disputes.

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Jim Wyly practices in the area of litigation. He handles a diverse trial practice in Mississippi and Louisiana. As a litigator, he has defended a variety of tort claims, including serious personal injury, property damage and wrongful death claims arising from transportation, professional liability (legal, medical, accountant, insurance and real estate agents/brokers), products liability, toxic exposure, maritime (Jones Act and general maritime law), construction (architects, engineers and contractors) and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Wyly has extensive jury trial experience, successfully defending clients in both state and federal courts in Mississippi and Louisiana. Through an aggressive motion practice, he has summarily disposed of many serious liability claims and through negotiation and effective use of ADR, he has compromised numerous personal injury and death claims.

Experience

  • Successfully defended an insurance company, obtaining a defense verdict, in a Mississippi jury trial in which the plaintiff sought damages for coverage denial to the insured's property after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Successful defense of attorneys sued for malicious prosecution has established favorable precedent for defendants in legal malpractice actions.
  • Obtained several defense verdicts for trucking company clients in jury trials throughout Mississippi.
  • Certified mediator presiding over more than 250 mediations.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements in professional liability claims against attorneys, engineers and architects.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Certified Arbitrator
  • Certified Mediator
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Business Court Committee - Appointed by Mississippi Secretary of State

Recognition

  • Mississippi Business Journal’s “Leadership in Law” (Top 10 Lawyers in Mississippi, 2015)
  • At the 2003 annual meeting of approved U.S. counsel, an international manufacturing client recognized Mr. Wyly by awarding his firm the national award for “Best Trial Results.”
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© – Mediation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Gulfport Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2018); Transportation Law
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Top 50 in Mississippi, 2014)