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Walter D. Willson

Litigation Attorney at Ridgeland, MS

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 28 years
    Mississippi - MS 35 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Walter

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Walter Willson is a senior litigator with substantial experience in the areas of commercial litigation, lender liability, insurance defense and complex litigation. He has extensive experience representing consumer credit institutions, banks, finance companies, and other lenders in cases involving consumer and commercial loans, and the purchase of debt protection instruments and/or credit insurance, and advises clients on regulatory issues related to the development and marketing of debt protection products, and has drafted contracts (and implemented programs) for use by the lending/credit industry. His cases range from single claimant cases to the defense of complex mass tort actions. Walter’s litigation practice is varied and geographically dispersed as he has litigated and tried cases involving corporate and contract matters, securities regulation involving broker-dealer disputes, intellectual property, and trade secret disputes for several institutional clients on a national basis, having defended litigation matters in 44 states.

A member of the Mississippi and Texas Bars and the Defense Research Institute, Walter was named a 2006 Super Lawyer in the inaugural group of Mid-South Super Lawyers, as well as being selected again each year since that time. In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2019, he was selected by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a “Mississippi Top 50” attorney. He was also selected as a Leader in General Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA in 2010-2013. In addition, Walter holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, as well as being selected as a “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012. He was also selected for inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2013 to present, as well as being honored as “Best of Business” in Ridgeland, MS, by the Small Business Community Association.

A native of Lakeland, Florida, Walter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and the Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law.

Location

Wells Marble and Hurst PLLC
300 Concourse Blvd Ste 200
Ridgeland, MS, 39157
Wells Marble and Hurst PLLC
Po Box 131
Jackson, MS, 39205-0131
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Mississippi College School of
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1988
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Angel Moreno v. Wells Fargo Bank, et al. 2016 WL 3092186--Fed. Appx. (2016)
  • Patricia Mengers v. Gulf Strea, et al. 136 F. Supp.3d 1009 (2015)
  • Carvant Financial LLC v. Autoguard Advantage Corp., 958 F.Supp. 2d 390 (E.D. NY. 2013)
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Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
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  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Credit Industry Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mississippi Automobile Dealer's Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mississippi Manufacturers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Chambers USA
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Chambers USA
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America 2017-2017
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Chambers USA
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Leader in General Commercial Litigation 2010-2013
  • Chambers USA
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best of Business in Ridgeland, MS
  • Small Business Community Association
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Credit Industry Association: 61st Annual Meeting & Industry Convention
  • Debt Cancellation Class Action: Status, Defenses & Response
  • 2012
  • Consumer Credit Industry Association: Fall Committee Meeting
  • Dodd-Frank Preemption and Concurrent Authority of Federal Agencies
  • 2011
  • Combined Insurance Company
  • Litigation Tactics and Trends Regarding Rescission
  • 2010
  • Annual Meeting
  • Defending Predatory Lending Class Actions and Mass Actions
  • 2001
  • Regulatory Seminar
  • Debt Cancellation Products and Class Actions
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning
Personal injury
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Transportation
Estate planning
Workers compensation

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Ridgeland Litigation Lawyer Walter D. Willson
Walter D. Willson
Litigation Attorney
Ridgeland, MS
Licensed for 35 years