RIDGELAND – Butler Snow is pleased to announce that J.D. Cooley has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. He will practice with the firm’s business services group.

Prior to joining Butler Snow, Cooley defended clients in several areas of litigation including construction, appellate, labor and employment and financial services. He also clerked for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit during his 2015-2016 term.

While attending law school at Mississippi College School of Law, Cooley served as managing editor of the Mississippi College Law Review. He was selected as a pupil member of the Charles Clark Chapter of the American Inns Court and advanced as a national semifinalist in the 2012 ABA Representation in Mediation Competition. Additionally, Cooley received American Jurisprudence Awards for the following subjects: Legal Research I, Domestic Relations, First Amendment and Pretrial Practice.

Cooley is licensed to practice in Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts of Mississippi. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, The Magnolia Bar, Phoenix Club of Jackson and 100 Black Men of Jackson.