Butler Snow attorney to head state Bar

Butler Snow attorney to head state Bar


Meade W. Mitchell of Butler Snow LLP was elected the 2023 President-Elect Designee of the Mississippi Bar. 

Mitchell will begin his term as President-Elect at the 2023 Annual Mississippi Bar Meeting in July. In this leadership role, Mitchell will be entrusted with the responsibility of upholding the association’s mission to preserve public good by promoting excellence in the profession of law as well as the justice system. 

“Meade has served in many leadership roles throughout his career and the firm is proud to him fill this important role as he continues to serve our community and the Mississippi Bar,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. 

Bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the legal field, Mitchell previously served as the Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Products, Catastrophic & Industrial Litigation group and concentrates his practice on product liability, pharmaceutical, toxic tort, environmental, and transportation litigation. He represents clients in a variety of product liability disputes throughout the United States, including serving as national/legal counsel for manufacturers and distributors. Mitchell also litigates insurance disputes, consumer protection suits, and has extensive experience defending complex liability disputes in the energy industry. 

Mitchell is  involved in various professional and community organizations, including previously serving on the Litigation Section of the Mississippi Bar and as President of both the Capital Area Bar Association and Jackson Young Lawyers. He is an active officer of the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section and has served on the governing Council, as chair of the Content Management Committee, Commercial Transportation Committee, Book Publishing Board, Membership Committee, and as vice-chair of the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee. He also serves as Butler Snow’s representative to the Lex Mundi Legal Network. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation and a Bencher of the American Inns of Court, Charles Clark Chapter. Mitchell previously served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, as President of Leadership Greater Jackson Alumni Association, and as a fundraiser chair and civic club president.

Mitchell obtained his B.Accy. from the University of Mississippi and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. 

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