Mary W. Van Slyke

Mary Van Slyke was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 12, 1972. She resides in Biloxi, Mississippi with her husband and two children, where she has lived since 2003.

Admissions and Licenses

Mississippi Bar, 2001

U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 2001

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2001

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001

Tennessee Bar, 1998

U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Tennessee, 1998

Practice Areas

General litigation

Products liability

Mass tort

Toxic tort

Premises liability


University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1998

  • Moot Court Board
  • Chairman of the Elections Committee for the student body

University of Alabama, Bachelor’s degree, 1995

Professional Associations:

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Harrison County Young Lawyer’s Association

Representative cases

Ingalls Shipbuilding v. Federal Ins. Co., 410 F.3d 214 (5th Cir. Miss.) (2005). – (decision available on Westlaw)

Outside of the office

Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and reading. She is a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, where she teaches Sunday School.

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