Downtown Office

204 W Front St.

Hattiesburg, MS 39404

West Office
109 Fairfield Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Mailing Address
P.O. Drawer 18109 
Hattiesburg, MS 39404

Phone - 601.261.4100

Email - info@bnlawfirm.com

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September 26, 2018

Skilled mediation services offered by Herman M. Hollensed, Jr. and the law firm of Bryan Nelson P.A.

Bryan Nelson P.A. is pleased to announce that Herman Hollensed is now focusing more of his time providing mediation services.

January 18, 2018

HHDA Honors David Ott

The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association honored David Ott as Volunteer of the Year during their annual membership luncheon held at the Historic Train Depot.  David was also named Vice President of the HHDA Board of Directors for 2018.

 

David has served in several roles over the years for HHDA and has a true passion for Hattiesburg Downtown and the revitalization of this community.  

BRYAN NELSON WELCOMES CHASE FORD MORGAN AS NEWEST ADDITION

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, October 5, 2017: The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. are pleased to announce that Chase Ford Morgan has joined the firm. She will practice primarily out of the firm's West Hattiesburg office located at 109 Fairfield Drive.

Mrs. Morgan specializes in the area of family law and also concentrates her practice in the areas of wills and estates, guardianship and conservatorships, expungement, and mediation services. She brings a variety of different legal services with her as she joins our team.

Rick Norton, President of Bryan Nelson P.A. adds “ We are excited to have Chase Ford Morgan join the firm as our newest partner. Chase brings an entirely new dimension to the firm with the expansion into family law. We anticipate exponential growth in this area of practice , and we will be adding additional attorneys in the near future to expand our services even further. With our locations in downtown Hattiesburg and in Lamar County, we can provide prompt professional legal services to all of the residents of South Mississippi and extend our services to the entire state. Bryan Nelson P.A. is the largest law firm in the Pinebelt area and our experience allows us to provide proven, client-centered, results. Bryan Nelson P.A. has attorneys living in Jones, Forrest, Lamar, Harrison, and Jackson Counties . Call any of our attorneys with your legal questions, including family law issues, and we will be here to assist you."

Mrs. Morgan received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business from University of Southern Mississippi in December 2004 and graduated with highest honors. While attending The University of Southern Mississippi, she was active in Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and served as a Business Advisory Council Faculty Scholar for the School of Business.

In addition, she was the recipient of the Watson Scholarship Award in Economics, Finance and International Business and the Atley Graham Memorial Scholarship Award in Economics and Finance. Mrs. Morgan then attended The University of Mississippi School of Law and was a member of the Moot Court Board, the National Moot Court Competition Team and the Gibbon Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition Team.

While at The University of Mississippi School of Law she received the Herbert E. Dewees, Jr. and Timothy L. Walsh National Moot Court Competition Award (2009), was the winner of the 2007 Moot Court Board Appellate Advocacy Competition, was first alternate in the 2007 Copeland, Cook, Taylor &

Bush, P.A. First Year Oral Advocacy Competition and received the Francis S. Bowling Scholarship in Law.

She earned her Juris Doctor from The University of Mississippi and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2009. Mrs. Morgan was selected as a National Member of the Order of Barristers in 2010. In 2014, Mrs. Morgan was selected as Top 10 Under 40 in Mississippi by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. For the past several years, Mrs. Morgan has served on the Family Law Section Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association and recently completed an annual term as serving as the Chair of the Family Law Section Committee. She currently serves as Member-at-Large for the South Central Mississippi Bar Association.

Mrs. Morgan is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Women’s Lawyer Alliance, the South Central Mississippi Bar Association, and the Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association.

Chase Ford Morgan says, “I am excited to join the Bryan Nelson team and look forward to collaborating with this firm as I continue to be a fierce advocate for my clients, ensure that each client receives individualized attention, and provide the best legal advice, strategy, and representation in every case.”

Founded in 1962, Bryan Nelson is an experienced, knowledgeable team of attorneys focused on clients and their success. With extensive knowledge in a wide range of fields and industries, a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to go the extra mile for its clients, Bryan Nelson is the premier Mississippi law firm that delivers proven, client-centered results. 

 

May 05, 2017

Gunn & Griffin

Two of Bryan Nelson’s attorneys recently won their client $368,000.00 for damages that occurred while the client accidentally fell into an unprotected hole that served as an oil pit.  

 

James Savage, plaintiff, worked as a delivery driver for ProBuild, a contractor’s yard similar to Lowe’s, where contractors buy lumber and other construction materials. On May 14, 2013, Savage was making a delivery to Fairley Construction Services in Stone County. Savage entered the half built building where he saw plywood covering the floor and blocking his way. Savage moved the plywood out of his way and did not realize the wood was covering an oil change pit. 

 

Savage fell into the pit, and as a result sustained a ruptured spleen. His medical bills were $109,582.00 and his lost wages totaled at $4,745.00. 

 

The case ended with a mixed verdict from the jury, which assigned 80% fault to Fairley Construction 20% fault to Savage, with total damages of $460,000. The net award to Savage was 80% of the total, $368,000.00. 

 

Ann Griffin joined Bryan Nelson P.A. in 2015 and concentrates her practice in the areas of automobile liability litigation, wills and estates, and guardianships and conservatorships. Lawrence C. Gunn is a seasoned attorney with over 40 years’ experience and concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate work, commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury and wrongful death. 

 

The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The firm's practice consists of representing individuals, as well as variety of both large and small businesses, including insurers, banking institutions, construction firms, transportation concerns, nursing homes, medical providers, and other professionals. For more information, visit www.bnlawfirm.com.

April 28, 2017

Mark E. Norton- Underinsured Motorist

A Stone County jury recently returned a verdict in favor of a Bryan Nelson client. Bryan Nelson Attorney, Mark E. Norton, defended a case involving an underinsured motorist who complained of soft-tissue symptoms after getting rear-ended.

 

On January 18, 2017, a jury heard arguments pertaining to a car accident that occurred in 2014. Though instructed to find for the plaintiff, the jury awarded the exact amount of damages suggested by the Defendant.

 

Plaintiff Dianne Haas, 69, was stopped in traffic on August 15, 2014 in Wiggins. Tortfeaser, Jeffrey Musgrave who was behind her in traffic, looked down for a brief moment, and by the time he looked back up, there was no time for him to stop. Musgrave rear-ended Haas, and the impact knocked her into the next car with a moderate impact.

 

Haas was taken to a local ER by ambulance where she was treated for soft-tissue symptoms as well as treated by a chiropractor for over a year. Her medical bills were a total of $14,887. Haas had already received $25,000 from the tortfeasor, but the jury was not told of this.

 

Haas asked for a $50,000 award and the defense suggested the medical bills (after the total was conceded as reasonable) plus $6,500 more for pain and suffering for a total of $21,500.

 

The jury returned a general verdict for Hass in the sum of $21,500, however, it was less than the floor of UIM coverage and a defense judgment was entered for Liberty Mutual.

 

Norton has represented clients for Bryan Nelson since 2005. In addition to automobile litigation, he also practices in general litigation, estates, and construction.

 

Founded in 1962, Bryan Nelson is an experienced, knowledgeable team of attorneys focused on clients and their success. With extensive knowledge in a wide range of fields and industries, a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to go the extra mile for its clients, Bryan Nelson is the premier Mississippi law firm that delivers proven, client-centered results. 

 

The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The firm's practice consists of representing individuals, as well as variety of both large and small businesses, including insurers, banking institutions, construction firms, transportation concerns, nursing homes, medical providers, and other professionals. For more information, visit www.bnlawfirm.com.

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