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Reuben Anderson practices in the areas of commercial litigation and regulatory and governmental matters. In addition to his work at the firm, he has cultivated a professional resume of legal service. He is the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi where he served from 1985 to 1991. Other key positions have included: Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Circuit Court District, 1982-85; County Court Judge for Hinds County, 1977-82; Municipal Judge for the City of Jackson, 1976-77; Partner, Anderson, Banks, Nichols & Stewart, 1968-77; Mississippi Associate Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1967-75; Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, Fall of 1995.


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Phelps Dunbar

4270 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi 39211-6391
Jackson, MS, 39211-6394

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%

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MSAuthorized to practice law196707/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime Achievement AwardMississippi Bar Association2007
Alumnus of the YearUniversity of Mississippi School of Law2005
ListedChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/A
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Jaime L. Whitten Chair of Law and GovernmentUniversity of Mississippi1995 - 1995
JusticeMississippi Supreme Court1985 - 1991
Circuit Court Judge7th Circuit Court District1982 - 1985
County Court JudgeHinds County1977 - 1982
Municipal JudgeCity of Jackson, Mississippi1968 - 1977
Mississippi Associate CounselNaacp Legal Defense & Educational Fund1967 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hinds County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Magnolia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar AssociationMemberN/A
United States Supreme Court BarMemberN/A
Mississippi BarPresident1997 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Tougaloo CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964