Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Comments on the Latest Developments in Mississippi Civil Litigation

Philip is a trial attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi with a diverse civil litigation practice.

Tag Archives: Judge John Emfinger

Vann Leonard Hits for the Cycle–Gets 20 years in Shawshank

Posted in General
Former jackson lawyer Vann Leonard has officially hit for the scum-bag lawyer cycle. Jimmie Gates with the Clarion-Ledger reported this week on Madison County Circuit Judge John Emfinger sentencing Leonard to 40 years in prison with 20 suspended for stealing more than $500,000 from clients in 2008–2009. Leonard previously pleaded guilty to federal charges in both the… Continue Reading

$333,319.08 Rankin County Bench Trial Verdict against Department of Health for Wrongful Death of Handicapped Person Injured During Transport to Doctor

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On October 12, 2011 the Circuit Court of Rankin County, Judge John Emfinger, rendered a verdict and judgment of $333,319.08 against the Mississippi Department of Health. The actual trial was on May 10, 2011. The case was filed by Mike French on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of Sandra Kay French. Sandra French was… Continue Reading