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Michael Whitehead is a member of the firm. He is a native Mississippian, born January 20, 1965 in Jackson County.

Michael has been involved in complex cases ranging from chemical exposure and environmental litigation (groundwater pollution) to defense of flood claims following Hurricane Katrina. He takes a practical approach to solving clients' problems.  For example, when a client was facing a large number of lawsuits as a result of allegedly polluting a municipal water system, Michael convinced the court that each plaintiff should reveal if his or her property had been tested for the presence of chemicals before moving forward.  When it was revealed that they had not, the court dismissed the cases.  It was a simple solution for what appeared to be a complex, long-term issue for the client.

Michael is married to Cheryl Waltman.

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Torts
  • Products
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Asbestos defense
  • Flood litigation/National Flood Insurance Program
  • Construction
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • First and Third Party Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Trespass and Nuisance
  • Products Liability
  • Contracts
  • Municipal Liability


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • LL.M. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Litigation
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, 1990
  • University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1988
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990

Professional Associations

  • Mississippi State Bar, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Past Positions

  • Bank of Walnut, MS (now known as Walnut Acquisition Corp.)
  • Board of Directors, Solicitors Office
  • Kings Inn Motel, President