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Smith, Phillips, Mitchell, Scott & Nowak, LLP

Results driven representation for over 40 years.

Smith Phillips is a nationally recognized civil litigation and full-service law firm representing individuals, businesses and governmental entities throughout Mississippi.  For over forty years the professionals at Smith Phillips have taken great pride in the successful, personal representation they provide. 

Smith Phillips was founded by Briggs Smith and Richard Phillips in Batesville, Mississippi in 1974.  Since its inception Smith Phillips has provided a full range of legal services.  In 1993, the firm merged with Wilroy, Scott and Rutherford, an established DeSoto County, Mississippi firm that traces its roots to the early 1900's.  The firm expanded further in 2006 when it merged with the Hernando, Mississippi, firm of Nowak and Neyman.  The resulting firm of Smith Phillips Mitchell Scott & Nowak, LLP now consists of eight attorneys and a large staff of lay personnel operating from offices in Batesville and Hernando, Mississippi.

 Smith Phillips handles a full range of legal services including business and individual litigation, nationwide class actions, insurance litigation, eminent domain and land use litigation, serious personal injury litigation (Plaintiffs and Defendants), and other civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  The firm also represents state and national corporate clients in their general corporate business, real estate and other legal matters.

 In addition to individual and corporate clients, Smith Phillips also represents a number of governmental entities, including the City of Batesville, Mississippi and DeSoto County, Mississippi.  The firm is representing, with increasing frequency, governmental entities as Plaintiffs in litigation arising from the numerous matters facing cities, counties and state governmental bodies today.

 Principals in the firm have held state and national positions in professional organizations including, among others, The Mississippi Bar, the Lamar Order, Associations for Justice, and others.  Smith Phillips partners are included in The Best Lawyers in America (Richard Phillips, Paul Scott and Anthony Nowak), Mid South SuperLawyers (Richard Phillips and Anthony Nowak), and Owners Counsel of America (Paul Scott and Robert Quimby), and have results among the National Law Journal 100 Top Verdicts in America. Smith Phillips provides top-quality experience, integrity and results for its individual and corporate clients.  The firm is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded, and is included in the national and international Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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For most legal matters, the most important element is time. Contact us today at our Batesville, Mississippi office at (662) 563-4613, or our Hernando, Mississippi office at (662) 429-5041.

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