Law School Alumni Chosen as Leaders in Law

OXFORD, Miss.–Seventeen University of Mississippi School of Law alumni were named as Leadership in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal recently.  They make up a group of the state’s most successful lawyers nominated based on the following nomination criteria: exemplifying the noble tradition of the legal profession; are astute, wise, knowledgable and successful; win cases and solve problems with utmost integrity; inspire and lead others with their skills and character; are role models and mentors; and are passionate and aggressive on behalf of clients and the community.

Among those chosen were the following:

  • Watts C. Ueltschey, Lawyer of the Year (Brunini, Granthan, Grower & Hewes)
  • Robert A. Biggs, II (Biggs, Ingram & Solop)
  • Katrina Brown (Brown Bass & Jeter)
  • Yancy Brian Burns (Burns and Associates, PLLC)
  • Mark P. Caraway (Wise Carter)
  • C. Greg Copeland (Copeland Cook Taylor Bush)
  • John Cox (Cox and Moore, PLLC)
  • Joe Deaton (Deaton & Berry)
  • Trey Dellinger (Wells Marble & Hurst)
  • Sean Wesley Ellis (Young Wells)
  • Emiko Faust (Mississippi Attorney General’s Office)
  • Kathryn Gilchrist (Gilchrist Donnell PLLC)
  • B. Stevens Hazard (Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, PA)
  • Henry Laird (Jones Walker)
  • Kimberly W. Nailor (Law Offices of Kimberly W. Nailor)
  • David M. Ott (Bryan Nelson, PA)
  • Thomas Suszek (Holcomb Dunbar)
  • Rocky Wilkins (Rocky Wilkins Law Firm, PLLC)

In addition to the distinction, recipients were honored with a reception and awards celebration. Nomination and submission information for the 2016 class may be found on the Mississippi Business Journal‘s website.