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James Russell Segars III

Personal injury Attorney at Madison, MS

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC < 1 year
    Mississippi - MS 13 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State NC
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    70%
    If you are injured through no fault of your own, it can impact your life and the lives of your loved ones. Many of the personal injury cases we see involve individuals who have suffered injuries from automobile accidents, 18-wheeler collisions, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, boating accidents and injuries suffered at work. our firm has collectively reached settlements and verdicts exceeding $40 million.

    14 years

  2. Environmental and natural resources
    10%
    Our firm’s resources are available to target corporate polluters. We fight to make a difference in the lives of those threatened by environmental disasters. Since 2010, I've been very active in the BP Oil Spill litigation, representing individuals and businesses along the Gulf Coast. I've also investigated and filed actions for corn farmers regarding the Syngenta GMO corn litigation.

    14 years

  3. Insurance
    10%
    We represent policyholders when their insurance claims are denied due to unnecessary delay or fraud by insurance companies. When you purchase insurance, you are buying peace of mind. It is comforting to know that if you are in an accident, your bills will be paid and your loved ones will be taken care of. When this does not happen, it can be devastating to individuals and families.

    14 years

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. It can be even more difficult when you know the death was caused by someone else. I know how tragic this can be, and know how hard it is to recover, both emotionally and financially, from a family member’s death. Thankfully, there are laws in place to help hold others accountable when a person loses a loved one due to the actions of a company or another person. Let me help you pursue the justice you deserve.

    14 years

I practice primarily in the areas of personal injury, mass torts, products liability, bad faith insurance and pharmaceutical drug products. Assisting in my first case, I helped the Kelly family in their pursuit of justice, and the jury awarded the family nearly $4.7 million. In October of 2013, Judge Anthony Battaglia appointed me to the Plaintiff’s’ Steering Committee in MDL 2452 – Incretin Mimetics Products Liability Litigation, involving Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and Victoza, which are type 2 diabetes drugs that have been linked to pancreatic cancer. In addition to my work at the Diaz Law Firm, I remain active in both my local and legal communities. I currently serve on the board of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, an association benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi, and I've been a guest attorney on WLBT’s LawCall, a live television program in which attorneys assist callers with legal questions.

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Location

The Diaz Law Firm PLLC
208 Waterford Sq Ste 300
Madison, MS, 39110-6857

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Reviews

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Posted by Allen | May 4, 2015
One of the best plaintiffs attorneys to work with
Tripp and his team at Diaz law firm worked on my case. Extremely fast and diligent. Kept me informed during the entire process. Fantastic people that work for the client.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-50%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Diaz Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Intern
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legislative Intern
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Clemson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pharmaceutical drug client developed Tardive Dyskinesia after ingesting Reglan
  • Successful Resolution
  • Bad faith insurance claim against defendant issuing disability insurance policies
  • Successful Resolution
  • Small-business owner financially damaged by environment disaster
  • Successful Resolution

Associations

  • Magnolia Clemson Club
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phoenix Club of Jackson
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Beyond the Call Award
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • 2014
  • Litigation Team
  • MDL 2179 - Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • 2013
  • Legislative Award
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • 2009

Publications

  • Voir Dire (Mississippi Association for Justice)
  • Legislative Report
  • 2010
  • Voir Dire (Mississippi Association for Justice)
  • Legislative Report
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Speaker Series
  • Networking Success in Seven Steps
  • 2014
  • MAJ Annual Convention
  • Here's looking at you kid - Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigitation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without reservation that I endorse Mr. Segars and his law practice. I know him on both a personal and professional level, and he is without a doubt an intelligent, driven, and motivated attorney. I am impressed with his enthusiasm for the profession and ability to get results for those whom he represents. His resume and qualifications speak for themselves! Lance O. Mixon"
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Defective and dangerous products
Workers compensation
DUI and DWI

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Madison Personal injury Lawyer James Russell Segars III
James Russell Segars III
Personal injury Attorney
Madison, MS
Licensed for 13 years