William Lee Guice III focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and general litigation. His specialties include lender liability and corporate defense, white collar criminal defense, as well as admiralty law. As a specially trained mediator, he often serves as a neutral third-party to help parties resolve their disputes.
Guice represents banking interests and handles sophisticated financial and real estate transactions. He advises his clients in the areas of asset protection and preservation, estate planning, business formation and environmental matters. These clients include financial institutions, physicians, various members of the seafood industry and leaders of business and industry.
He is the third generation of his family to practice law with Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C. He joined the firm in 1972 and is now its senior partner.
Guice has been named one of the top attorneys in Mississippi by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor bestowed upon only five percent of the lawyers in each state.
Guice is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Texas and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Commercial Law League of America (Chairman, Southern Region, 1987-1988), the Dixie Land Title Association and the Maritime Law Association.
He is the author of several publications, including “Maintenance and Cure, The Jones Act, Land-Based Seamen,” page 877, Volume 46, Tulane Law Review, 1972 (author), “Office Surgery and the Law,” Advances in Dermatology Yearbook, Medical Publishers, 1986 (author), “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1985 (co-author), and “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1984, 1986, 1989 (co-author).
Guice received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in 1969 and his law degree from Tulane University in 1972. While at Tulane, he was a member of the Board of Student Editors of the Tulane Law Review from 1970 to 1972.
He has also served as a presenter and lecturer at numerous courses on contract and commercial law, Mississippi collections law, law office management, ethics and other legal topics. Guice is president of Renaissance Title, L.L.C., the firm’s subsidiary title company that provides loan closings, escrow services and title commitments and policies.
Admitted: 1972, Mississippi