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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.

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.

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