• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Mississippi School of Law
      J.D., cum laude, 2007; Chairman, Ole Miss/Mississippi College Competition Committee; Moot Court Board; Recipient, James O. Eastland Scholar
    • University of Mississippi
      B.B.A., magna cum laude, in Managerial Finance, 2000; Academic Hall of Fame
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • CLERKSHIP+

Stephen J. "Joey" Cramblitt, Jr.

Joey Cramblitt has a broad practice, representing clients in an array of matters focusing primarily on the defense and prevention of civil lawsuits. He has defended clients in the areas of commercial litigation, premises liability, legal malpractice, engineering malpractice, insurance defense and coverage matters, breach of contract, construction disputes, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty. Mr. Cramblitt has also defended clients in an assortment of negligence and intentional tort claims, sales tax, infringement of debtor’s rights, disputes over property rights, will contests, conservatorship matters, allegations of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity, and § 1983 civil rights claims.

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Joey Cramblitt has a broad practice, representing clients in an array of matters focusing primarily on the defense and prevention of civil lawsuits. He has defended clients in the areas of commercial litigation, premises liability, legal malpractice, engineering malpractice, insurance defense and coverage matters, breach of contract, construction disputes, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty. Mr. Cramblitt has also defended clients in an assortment of negligence and intentional tort claims, sales tax, infringement of debtor’s rights, disputes over property rights, will contests, conservatorship matters, allegations of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity, and § 1983 civil rights claims.

In addition, Mr. Cramblitt has counseled clients with regard to the protection of liens in real and personal property, including agricultural products. He has prosecuted several matters on behalf of clients including embezzlement, accounting malpractice, insurance coverage matters, enforcement of liens, debt collection and copyright infringement.

Experience

  • Defense of engineering firm accused of professional malpractice with regard to a municipal sewer project.
  • Defense of Fortune 500 retailer in dozens of premises liability cases.
  • Representation of agricultural company with regard to protection of liens on real and personal property, including crop liens, as well as the defense and prosecution of various civil lawsuits.

Insights

Publications
  • Author, “Why Does Mississippi Presume the Average Fourteen-Year-Old is Incapable of Contributory Negligence? In the Interest of Fairness, We Might Need to Rethink This,” Miss. Def. Lawyers Ass'n Q. (Summer 2016)
  • Author, "Admitting Liability: Does it Help you Client's Bottom Line?" The MDLA Quarterly (Summer 2014)
  • Author, "Bankers Beware! Perfection and Priority Are Not Enough! Without Extra Notice, Your Client's Otherwise Enforceable Lien May Be Worthless Against a Buyer of Farm Products," The MDLA Quarterly (Fall 2013)
  • Author, "Is the Made Whole Doctrine Applicable Outside the Context of Insurance Subrogation? Probably Not. But, Just in Case, Don't Forget Your Counterclaim," MISS. DEF. LAWYERS ASS'N Q., (Spring 2012)
  • Bench Memorandum, State v. Doe, 2007 MISS. REV. OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS 77 (2007)
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - Rising Stars