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Dorsey Reese Carson Jr.

Construction and development Attorney at Jackson, MS

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About Dorsey

Learn Dorsey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    40%
    Dorsey is an attorney for construction projects such as highways, public schools, manufacturing facilities, health laboratories, power plants, water plants, military barracks, landing strips, distribution centers, mass transit systems, industrial construction projects, commercial buildings, shopping center developments, condos, subdivision developments, and casinos.

    26 years, 400 cases

  2. Litigation
    35%
    Dorsey handles litigation involving construction, government contracts, banking and consumer finance, corporate freeze out, partnership disputes, international trade, open records, government affairs, and general commercial matters. As a Special Assistant Attorney General, he has successfully recovered $7.5 million for the State of Mississippi.

    26 years, 100 cases

  3. Arbitration
    10%
    Dorsey has acted as lead attorney in arbitrations, and serves as a Mississippi State Bar Approved Mediator.

    24 years, 15 cases

  4. Intellectual property
    10%
    Dorsey handles intellectual property matters involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, non-disclosure, and non-competition.

    19 years, 25 cases

  5. Commercial real estate
    5%
    Dorsey handles transactions related to economic development. He has acted as outside corporate counsel for the State on a $200 million economic development project.

    26 years, 25 cases

Licensed for 26 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2018
Updated 10/23/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/05/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/03/2022
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/03/2022

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

Contact Dorsey

Carson Law Group, PLLC
Capital Towers, Suite 1336
125 South Congress St.
Jackson, MS, 39201
Carson Law Group, PLLC
708 Main Street
Houston, TX, 77002
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Posted by Vic | March 21, 2014
Great Attorney and a Great Person
Dorsey took on a very complex and demanding case against several very well funded defendants. His skills both inside and outside the courtroom led us to a victory in the Mississippi Supreme Court that changed the landscape of construction and insurance law in the state. The case took over ten years to reach a conclusion and Dorsey was right by my side, confident, capable and supportive the entire time. He is a credit to his profession and I offer my highest recommendation without question.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-390 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Carson Law Group, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Office Managing Partner
  • Burr & Forman
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Office Founding Partner
  • Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Mockbee Hall & Drake
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Staff Attorney
  • Butler, Snow, O'mara Stevens & Cannada
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • University of London School of Law
  • 1996
  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Mississippi State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Architex Ass'n v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 27 So. 3d 1148 (Miss. Sup. Ct. 2010)

Associations

  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • US News and World Report Best Law Firms in Mississippi
  • US News and World Report
  • 2018
  • US News and World Report Best Law Firms in Mississippi
  • US News and World Report
  • 2017
  • US News and World Report Best Law Firms in Mississippi
  • US News and World Report
  • 2016
  • US News and World Report Best Law Firms in Mississippi
  • US News and World Report
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Construction Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Portico 10
  • Portico Jackson
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Leaders in their Field
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Mississippi's 50 Leaders in Law
  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • 2010
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Publications

  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Georgia Construction Law Update
  • 2012
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Mississippi Construction Law Update
  • 2011
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Federal Construction Law Update
  • 2010
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • "Getting Paid in a Tough Economy: Innovative Strategies and Techniques"
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Live Webinar
  • Managing Engineering Liability and Risk
  • 2018
  • Live Webinar
  • Challenges and Contractual Issues with Subcontractors, Sub-Subcontractors Materialmen and Suppliers
  • 2017
  • Forum and Annual Meeting
  • Getting Paid in a Tough Economy; Innovative Strategies and Techniques
  • 2010
  • Webinar
  • Challenges and Contractual Issues with Sub - Sub Contractors
  • 2009
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Jackson Construction and development Lawyer Dorsey Reese Carson Jr.
Dorsey Reese Carson Jr.
Construction and development Attorney
Jackson, MS
Licensed for 26 years