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Smith, Phillips, Mitchell, Scott & Nowak, LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Nowak is the recipient of the “Lawyer of the Year” award for Municipal Law in the Memphis metropolitan area.

Smith, Phillips, Mitchell, Scott & Nowak, LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Nowak is the recipient of the “Lawyer of the Year” award for Municipal Law in the Memphis metropolitan area.  Tony is the only attorney to receive this award in his area of practice and geographic location.  This distinction places him in […]

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Richard T. (Flip) Phillips chosen as Class Action and Multi-District Litigation…

Richard T. (Flip) Phillips is one of only nine plaintiffs’ lawyers from the States of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas named as MidSouth Super Lawyer in the field of Class Actions and Mass Tort multi-district litigation.  The enforcement of economic legal rights today is changing rapidly as the world becomes more connected.  Civil Litigation bears little resemblance […]

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Tony Nowak and Paul Scott selected by their peers…

    We are proud to announce that two of our Hernando attorneys, Tony Nowak and Paul Scott, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America© 2015 and 2016. The selection process is exhaustive and rigorous. Tony was selected for his work in municipal litigation, while Paul was selected for […]

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Murphy family wins $644K judgment in Bay harbor suit…

Paul Scott and Robert Quimby, with Smith, Phillips, Mitchell, Scott & Nowak, LLP, obtained a jury verdict against the State of Mississippi. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, our clients used and maintained their sand beach in downtown Bay St. Louis in conjunction with their restaurant. After Katrina, a portion of their property was claimed to be […]

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Attorney Ryan Revere named Top 40 Under 40 for 2014…

Attorney Ryan Revere has been named to the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2014. The Top 40 Under 40 recognizes outstanding Mississippi business leaders under 40 who have made significant contributions to Mississippi’s overall economic progress. Congratulations to Ryan Revere and all the recipients of the 2014 Top 40 Under 40 award.

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Flip Phillips Speaks at National Insurance Law Symposium…

On March 21, 2014, SPMS&N Partner Flip Phillips spoke at the 2014 Insurance Law Symposium presented by the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC).

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Mississippi Dialysis Recovery Group…

The Fresenius products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been implicated in a national epidemic of deaths of dialysis patients.  In June of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a Class I Recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte.  According to the FDA, these Fresenius products result in a dangerous increase in bicarbonate levels, ultimately causing cardiac […]

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Phillips Appointed to ACCEC Board of Regents…

Smith Phillips Partner Flip Phillips has been appointed to the Board of Regents for the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.  The ACCEC is composed of preeminent coverage and extracontractual counsel in the United States and Canada, representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders.  For a complete listing of the Board of Regents, please click […]

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Mississippi Supreme Court Rules in Nationally-Watched Anti-Concurrent Cause Case…

Corban v. USAA, a unanimous opinion by the Mississippi Supreme Court, clears up a question of tremendous importance to homeowners across the country.

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Investment Fraud Class Certified & Settled…

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, in SPMS&N class action, Roberts, et al v. First Financial Planners, Inc., et al, 1:05cv38-D-D, N.D. Miss., has certified a class of investors who participated in an Insured Money Management Program (“IMMP”) marketed nationwide by IGIC Management Company and Bernard L. Koyen. The Court […]

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More Class Action Victories…

Smith Phillips nationwide class actions completed include one on behalf of purchasers of health insurance through Group Associations, and another on behalf of holders of interest sensitive life insurance. Golebiowski v. Mega Life, National Association for the Self Employed, et al. sought relief on behalf of a nationwide class of Plaintiffs who were sold policies […]

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Million Plus Gulf Coast Eminent Domain Victory…

A Harrison County jury in Gulfport, Mississippi, recently returned a verdict in excess of one million dollars for Smith Phillips’ client, Penny Rodrique, in a Katrina eminent domain case. For more than twenty-five years prior to Hurricane Katrina, Ms. Rodrique operated her business, Mississippi Coast Fireworks, on her property located at the base of the […]

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Landowners Win Pipeline Cases…

Energy prices have new pipeline construction increasing throughout the Southeast United States. Three new gas pipelines in Mississippi are in various stages of development, regulatory approval, and/or construction. Ozark Gas Transmission will cross the north part of the State, cutting through private property in Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette and Calhoun Counties. A second company, Mid-Continent […]

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SPMS&N Partner Speaks at National Seminar…

SPMS&N Partner Paul R. Scott speaks at national seminars. Scott was a speaker at the national American Law Institute-American Bar Association advanced seminar on Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation held in San Francisco, California. Drawing on his extensive experience representing landowners in eminent domain, or “land taking” cases, Scott addressed the national audience on […]

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Overloaded Truck: $30 Million Verdict for Catastrophic Injury…

Sixteen year old DeSoto County resident Ethan Bryant was catastrophically injured when a gravel truck, overloaded by more than twenty thousand pounds, was unable to stop for a red light. The driver, who had hauled at least fifteen overweight loads through Desoto County, all exceeding legal limits by 16,000 pounds or more, during the days […]

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