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William Lee Guice III

Litigation Attorney at Ocean Springs, MS

4.8   4 reviews

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    60%
    Commercial and general litigation in all state and federal courts, Legal and accounting liability suits, injury litigation, contract law;Admitted to practice in: United States Supreme Court, U.S Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Dist. Ct. Southern and Northern Dist of Miss. U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Southern Dist. of TX

    50 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Admiralty and maritime
    10%
    Maritime litigation; Maritime finance; vessel closings; vessels forclosures

    50 years, 300 cases

  3. Banking
    10%
    Banks and Credit Unions, collection of debts, lender liability suits, closings and transactions, litigation

    50 years, 300 cases

  4. Business
    10%
    business advice, entity formation, business torts and litigation, dissolution, partnerships, LLC's, corporate law, antitrust, restraint of trade, asset protection

    50 years, 750 cases

  5. Real estate
    10%
    commercial and residential closings, contracts, opinions, title insurance, litigation

    50 years, 1,250 cases

William Lee Guice III focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and general litigation. His specialties include lender liability and corporate defense, white collar criminal defense, as well as admiralty law. As a specially trained mediator, he often serves as a neutral third-party to help parties resolve their disputes.
Guice represents banking interests and handles sophisticated financial and real estate transactions. He advises his clients in the areas of asset protection and preservation, estate planning, business formation and environmental matters. These clients include financial institutions, physicians, various members of the seafood industry and leaders of business and industry.
He is the third generation of his family to practice law with Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C. He joined the firm in 1972 and is now its senior partner.
Guice has been named one of the top attorneys in Mississippi by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor bestowed upon only five percent of the lawyers in each state.
Guice is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Texas and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Commercial Law League of America (Chairman, Southern Region, 1987-1988), the Dixie Land Title Association and the Maritime Law Association.
He is the author of several publications, including “Maintenance and Cure, The Jones Act, Land-Based Seamen,” page 877, Volume 46, Tulane Law Review, 1972 (author), “Office Surgery and the Law,” Advances in Dermatology Yearbook, Medical Publishers, 1986 (author), “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1985 (co-author), and “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1984, 1986, 1989 (co-author).
Guice received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in 1969 and his law degree from Tulane University in 1972. While at Tulane, he was a member of the Board of Student Editors of the Tulane Law Review from 1970 to 1972.
He has also served as a presenter and lecturer at numerous courses on contract and commercial law, Mississippi collections law, law office management, ethics and other legal topics. Guice is president of Renaissance Title, L.L.C., the firm’s subsidiary title company that provides loan closings, escrow services and title commitments and policies.
 
 

Admitted: 1972, Mississippi

Licensed for 50 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 06/08/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1989
Updated 10/23/2022
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1972
Updated 12/03/2022

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

Contact William

Rushing & Guice
1000 Government St Ste E
Ocean Springs, MS, 39564-3861

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Thomas | July 18, 2014
Simply the best.
Any time I have a legal problem, he's my first and only call. From property matters to car accidents, he handles them quickly and efficiently.
Posted by Robert | May 18, 2014
Our Go-To Lawyer
He has helped us with real estate matters, intellectual property matters, and has advised as to the family LLC. Each time we hired Mr. Guice, he proved himself as a stellar lawyer. He is ethical, honest, will take on anyone to protect his client's interest, and never will you doubt whose side he's on.
Posted by Pam | May 10, 2014
Still helping our family...
after all these years, through thick and thin. Everything from our property issues (including serious ones after Katrina) to solving issues regarding our son's medical problems, Mr. Guice has been here for us. (More stars are needed for "trustworthy" and "knowledgeable.") He's been practicing a long time - he knows the law and you can bank on his honesty, without a doubt.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2014
Positive Experience
Overall experience of Mr. Guice has been good. His expertise is in commercial law. He is a problem solver. I have known him for over sixty years.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Rushing & Guice, PLLC
  • 1972 - Present

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
  • La Sorbonne
  • attended 1967-1968
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Guice Offshore
  • very advantagous to client
  • City of Ocean Springs, MS v. Psycamore,LLC
  • outstanding for client
  • LVI Envirmental, Inc. v. Keesler Federal Credit Union
  • resolved to the satisfaction of the parties
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Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Association of Commercial Collectors
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Master
  • 1995 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1991 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Attorney Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV rated
  • Lawyers.Com
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • Preeminent Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Past Chairman of the Southern District
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • 1987
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Publications

  • PESI Publication
  • Mississippi Collection Law
  • 1989
  • Advances in Dermatology Yearbook
  • Office Surgery and the Law
  • 1986
  • PESI Publication
  • Mississippi Collection Law
  • 1986
  • P.E.S.I.
  • Mississippi Collection Law
  • 1985
  • PESI Publication
  • Mississippi Collection Law
  • 1984
  • Tulane Law Review
  • Maintenance and Cure and the Land Based Seaman
  • 1972
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Speaking Engagements

  • MS Collection Law
  • MS collection Law
  • 1989
  • MS Collection Law
  • MS Collection Law
  • 1986
  • MS collection Law
  • MS Collection Law
  • 1985
  • MS Collection Law
  • MS Collection Law
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Business Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury
Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt
Estate planning