1. Stephen Peresich and Johanna McMillan won dismissal with prejudice on a 12b6 motion in an alleged child abuse case against Miss. Dept. Health Services.
  2. August 2014 - Stephen Peresich and Johanna McMullan won a landmark decision from the MS. Supreme Ct which confirmed that plaintiffs are prohibited from splitting causes of action into separate lawsuits. All claims against the client were dismissed with prejudice. Carpenter v Thompson.
  3. The Best Lawyers in America 2014 edition recognized in the fields of expertise: Ron Peresich (Commercial Litigation), Stephen Peresich (Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice - Defense), Henry Dick (Corporate and Taxation) and David Allen (Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate).
  4. December 2013 - Med mal lawyers, Stephen Peresich and Lauren McCrory won Daubert - type summary judgment for orthopedic surgeon challenging plaintiffs experts failure to render medical causation opinions. Appeal is pending.
  5. August 2013 - Medical malpractice defense lawyers Stephen G. Peresich and Mary Van Slyke were granted a mistrial and then a dismissal with prejudice for an orthopedic surgeon.
  6. August 2013 - Ron Peresich, Jr. and Lauren McCrory obtained a defense verdict in a Federal trial where Plaintiff alleged that a Defendant police officer acted with reckless disregard under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act by causing a serious automobile accident on the interstate.
  7. June 2013 - Ron Peresich, Jr. and Lauren McCrory obtained a judgment of dismissal with prejudice in a premise liability lawsuit based on Plaintiffs' discovery violations and failure to prosecute.
  8. January 2012 - Ron Peresich, Mark Edwards and Randi Mueller obtain defense verdict in Claiborne County in silica occupational dust exposure case for manufacturer of a ricochet hood in January, 2012. For the first time in a Mississippi silica case, the jury found that the plaintiff had silicosis but the defendant's product was not defective.
  9. January 2012 - The Best Lawyers in America 2012 edition recognized Ron Peresich (Commercial Litigation), Stephen Peresich (Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice – Defense), Henry Dick (Corporate and Taxation) and David Allen (Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate).
  10. August 2011 - Stephen Peresich Sr. was appointed as Board Attorney for the Board of Trustees of Biloxi Regional Medical Center
  11. June 2011 - Tere R. Steel presented a program regarding harassment and hostile work environment claims at the Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar at the Grand Biloxi Casino, Hotel & Spa on June 15, 2011.
  12. April 2011 - Trial attorney Stephen G.Peresich,Sr. obtains favorable jury verdict for client facing excess exposure from auto accident; assisted by Associate Lauren McCrory.
  13. April 2011 - Ron Peresich, Jr., Cowles Symmes and Lauren Reeder McCrory recently obtained summary judgment in over 100 asbestos cases on behalf of a manufacturer and supplier of construction materials.
  14. April 2011 - Cowles Symmes successfully argued a motion to dismiss on behalf of a client in a premises liability case.
  15. Ron Peresich, Jr. and Lauren Reeder McCrory obtained summary judgment in a premises liability case where a customer was alleged to have serious back and neck injuries resulting from an employee falling onto the customer.
  16. February 2011 - Cowles Symmes obtained dismissal on behalf of a client after successfully arguing a motion to dismiss in a premises liability case.
  17. January 2011 - Cowles Symmes was named to the Board of Directors of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce.
  18. Ron Peresich Jr. and Johanna McMullan won an appeal at the Mississippi Supreme Court which affirmed the trial court's decision to deny the plaintiff's motion for an out of time appeal in a suit for invasion of privacy.
  19. Jan. 2011 - Cowles Symmes was successful in striking the designations of several expert witnesses in a premises liability action, which excluded their testifying at trial.
  20. Dec. 2010 - Medical defense lawyers, Stephen G. Peresich, Sr. and Johanna McMillan, won a significant appeal decision from the MS. Supreme Court for local physician reinstating the trial judges grant of a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute where the S.Ct. made clear that "delay alone may suffice" to warrant dismissal ( 435 days) for failure to timely prosecute a case and that prejudice to the defendant may be presumed from the delay.
  21. Super Lawyers selects Ronald G. Peresich as a Mid-South Super Lawyer again in 2010.
  22. Super Lawyers selects Randi P. Mueller, Ronald G. Peresich, Jr. and William P. Symmes as 2010 Mid-South Rising Stars.
  23. May 2010 - Insurance defense attorneys Stephen Peresich and Mary VanSlyke successfully defended at trial a client who had admitted liability for causing an accident but who denied being the cause of the Plaintiff’s L5-S1 disk herniation and back surgery. Through effective cross examination of the treating neurosurgeon and two chiropractors, and after presenting testimony from the defense’s orthopedic surgeon, the jury verdict was nominal.
  24. May 2010 - Michael Whitehead successfully defended a local Gulf Coast casino and resort in an arbitration proceeding in which the claimant sought damages for breach of contract arising out of a 2009 fishing tournament
  25. March 2010 - Stephen Peresich Sr., assisted by Mary Van Slyke, presented "Professional Behavior in the Workplace" for the annual Biloxi Regional Medical Center Medical Staff training seminar, covering workplace harassment claims against medical facilities and doctors, state law claims, recent verdicts, Title VII claims, practice tips and preventive methods on how to avoid claims.
  26. Feb 2010 - Page, Mannino’s medical defense lawyer, Stephen Peresich, Sr., successfully defended a board certified neonatologist in a brain damaged impaired infant case where the Plaintiff alleged inappropriate treatment of intracranial pressures, excessive spinal taps, and failure to timely transfer for shunting. Using a dream team of defense experts and aggressive strategy requiring the Plaintiffs to disclose supporting expert opinions, the Plaintiffs were forced to concede that any alleged causation was inconclusive. A final Judgment of Dismissal with Prejudice was recently entered.
  27. In January, Katharine McKee Surkin, with the help of her Women and the Law MS Bar YLD committee, edited the third edition of "A Guide to Women’s Legal Rights in Mississippi." The book consists of twelve chapters exploring a variety of issues women struggle with daily.
  28. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Bar Foundation has selected Katharine McKee Surkin to receive the Foundation’s 2010 Law-Related Public Education Award.

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