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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


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    44 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    44 years, 750 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    44 years, 1.25 thousand cases
  4. Banking: 10%
    44 years, 300 cases
  5. Maritime: 10%
    44 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Rushing & Guice

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


DCActive 199107/10/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198907/16/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law197207/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
AV ratedLawyers.Com2014
ListedPreeminent Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Past Chairman of the Southern DistrictCommercial Law League of America1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerRushing & Guice, PLLC1972 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Commercial CollectorsAssociate Member2013 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2013 - Present
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationAttorney2008 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster1995 - Present
District of Columbia BarAttorney1991 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember1989 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney1989 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member1975 - Present
Commercial Law League of AmericaAttorney Member1974 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Harrison County Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Mississippi BarMember1972 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guice Offshorevery advantagous to client
City of Ocean Springs, MS v. Psycamore,LLCoutstanding for client
Hidden Springs SubdivisionThe Zoning change was approved
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Publication nameTitleDate
PESI PublicationMississippi Collection Law1989
Advances in Dermatology YearbookOffice Surgery and the Law1986
PESI PublicationMississippi Collection Law1986
P.E.S.I.Mississippi Collection Law1985
PESI PublicationMississippi Collection Law1984
Tulane Law ReviewMaintenance and Cure and the Land Based Seaman1972
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Tulane University Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris I)French and Political Scienceattended 1967-1968N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MS Collection LawMS collection Law1989
MS Collection LawMS Collection Law1986
MS collection LawMS Collection Law1985
MS Collection LawMS Collection Law1984