Experience Matters in Handling Median Crossover Wrecks

Posted by Al WelshansMay 04, 20230 Comments

According to the Federal Highway Administration, crossover wrecks are three times more severe than other highway crashes. They often result in head-on collisions with innocent victims and account for on average of 250 freeway deaths per year.   This translates into one fatality every 200 freeway ...

Opinion Rendered in Olive Branch Annexation Case

Posted by Paul R. ScottApr 06, 20210 Comments

Chancellor Percy Lynchard rendered his opinion in the Olive Branch Annexation case on April 5, 2021.  Tony Nowak and I represented the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors in opposing the massive annexation sought by Olive Branch.  The Chancellor's opinion found that there was a need for Olive Bran...


Posted by Paul R. ScottMar 19, 20200 Comments

Due to the increased concerns regarding the public health risks related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and recommendations of public health officials, Smith Phillips will temporarily close its offices to public business until further notice. We believe this step is part of our responsibility to our c...


Posted by Anthony NowakMar 05, 20200 Comments

The 2020 census process has begun! Conducted just once every ten years, the census results are incredibly important to communities. First, the census data will determine the Congressional seats for states and the drawing of Congressional boundaries. Second, the census results drive the allocation of federal resources including the funding of many federally funded programs.


Posted by Samuel T. BarberFeb 25, 20200 Comments

Sam Barber recently successfully represented DeSoto County, Mississippi in the Northern District of MS in a federal lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless. Verizon sued the County under the federal telecommunications act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7), seeking equitable relief and a declaratory judgment to set aside the Board of Supervisors decision to deny a conditional use application to build a 190 ft telecommunications tower and to issue a mandate allowing Verizon to build the tower in northwestern DeSoto County.


Posted by Rebecca S. ThompsonNov 20, 20190 Comments

Smith Phillips is proud of Rebecca Thompson, who will be presenting in a workshop on how to start a 501(c)3 EZ.  This workshop, put on in conjunction with The Community Foundation of North Mississippi, is perfect for those who want to learn how to easily start their own nonprofit organization.  T...

Samuel Barber to Participate in Pro Bono Clinic

Posted by Samuel T. BarberMar 27, 20190 Comments

Attorney Samuel Barber is excited to give back and participate in an upcoming pro bono clinic in conjunction with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and Ole Miss Law's Pro-Bono Initiative.  Sam will provide legal services for free to those in need of divorces, guardianships, name changes, ...

5G Coming Soon?

Posted by Anthony NowakSep 11, 20180 Comments

5G is the next standard for wireless services and is currently expected to launch sometime in the year 2020. The 5G technology will provide faster data transmission, and very stable connections, to cell phones, tablets, and other wireless devices. Current demands for data cannot continue to be su...

Tony Nowak and Paul Scott Selected by Their Peers

Posted by Paul R. ScottJan 04, 20180 Comments

We are proud to announce that two of our Hernando attorneys, Tony Nowak and Paul Scott, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America© 2015 and 2016. The selection process is exhaustive and rigorous. Tony was selected for his work in municipal litigation, while Paul wa...

Attorney Ryan Revere Named Top 40 Under 40

Posted by Paul R. ScottJan 04, 20180 Comments

Smith Phillips attorney Ryan Revere has been named to the Mississippi Business Journals Top 40 Under 40 for 2014.  The Top 40 Under 40 recognizes outstanding Mississippibusiness leaders under 40 who have made significant contributions to Mississippis overall economic progress.  Congratulations ...

Mississippi Dialysis Recovery Group

Posted by Paul R. ScottJan 04, 20180 Comments

The Fresenius products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been implicated in a national epidemic of deaths of dialysis patients.  In June of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a Class I Recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte.  According to the FDA, these Fresenius products result in a ...

Investment Fraud Class Certified & Settled

Posted by Paul R. ScottJan 04, 20180 Comments

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, in SPMSamp;N class action, Roberts, et al v. First Financial Planners, Inc., et al, 1:05cv38-D-D, N.D. Miss., has certified a class of investors who participated in an Insured Money Management Program (“IMMP”) marketed na...

More Class Action Victories

Posted by Paul R. ScottJan 04, 20180 Comments

Smith Phillips nationwide class actions completed include one on behalf of purchasers of health insurance through Group Associations, and another on behalf of holders of interest sensitive life insurance. Golebiowski v. Mega Life, National Association for the Self Employed, et al. sought relief ...

Million Plus Gulf Coast Eminent Domain Victory

Posted by Paul R. ScottJan 04, 20180 Comments

A Harrison County jury in Gulfport, Mississippi, recently returned a verdict in excess of one million dollars for Smith Phillips client, Penny Rodrique, in a Katrina eminent domain case. For more than twenty-five years prior to Hurricane Katrina, Ms. Rodrique operated her business, Mississippi C...

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