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Jim Wyly practices in the area of litigation. He handles a diverse litigation practice in Mississippi and Louisiana. As a litigator, he has defended a variety of tort claims, including serious personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death claims arising from transportation, professional liability (legal, medical, accountant, insurance and real estate agents/brokers), products liability, toxic exposure, maritime (Jones Act and general maritime law), construction (architects, engineers, and contractors) and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Wyly has extensive jury trial experience, successfully defending clients in both state and federal courts in Mississippi and Louisiana. Through an aggressive motion practice, he has summarily disposed of many serious liability claims, and through negotiation and effective use of ADR, he has compromised numerous personal injury and death claims.


Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%

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Phelps Dunbar

NorthCourt One
2304 19th Street, Suite 300
Gulfport, MS, 39501-2912


LAEligible to practice law198107/08/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law198007/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Harrison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Slidell Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Louisiana State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1975