Gary Yarborough

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Bay St. Louis, MS

Yarborough Law Firm PLLC
 | 845B Highway 90, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228-467-5771
Fax: 228-467-5774
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Yarborough Law Firm PLLC, Gary Yarborough offers a decade of experience representing his clients from his office in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. His civil litigation practice is quite varied, and it encompasses motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and other plaintiff's personal injury matters, breach of contract actions, construction disputes, insurance bad faith and class action lawsuits involving mass torts.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Yarborough received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with high honors from Tulane University in 2003. He then attended Tulane University Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. Mr. Yarborough is admitted to practice before all of the state courts of Mississippi. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 9th and 11th Circuits.

In one representative matter, Mr. Yarborough was co-counsel in a lawsuit filed against an insurance company for losses related to Hurricane Katrina that resulted in a jury award of nearly $1 million. He has also obtained a $4.9 million jury award in a case brought against Lloyd's of London for its failure to pay out insurance claims. Mr. Yarborough's track record has also included the representation of plaintiffs in complex medical and pharmaceutical malpractice cases, resulting in several settlements in excess of $1 million.

In addition to his private practice, Mr. Yarborough serves as the city attorney for Waveland, Mississippi, a position he has held since 2010. He also serves as the county attorney for Hancock County, Mississippi.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (40%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (30%): Class Actions

Construction Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Class Actions


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About Gary Yarborough

Admitted: 2006, Mississippi

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Attorneys of America, 2015
  • Super Lawyer, Mid-South Rising Stars 2014, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • Mississippi Supreme Courts
  • Mississippi

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, CASA Hancock County, Mississippi, December 2011 – December 2013


  • W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co., Inc. v. City of Waveland, Mississippi, No. 2010- CA-01799-COA, 2012 WL 2896207 (Miss. Ct. App. 2012)
  • United Services Auto. Ass’n v. Lisanby, 47 So.3d 1172 (Miss. 2010) (Mississippi’s Supreme Court upheld $909,641.00 compensatory damage award)
  • Penthouse, 2011 WL 6699447 (S.D. Miss. Dec 21, 2011 Order) (at * 12 awarding me attorney’s fees of $357,960.00 as extra-contractual damages, and total extra-contractual damages of $3,111,533.29)
  • Penthouse Owners Ass’n, Inc. v. Lloyd’s, London, 612 F.3d 383 (5th Cir. 2010)(Order concerns the interlocutory appeal on contract interpretation. I argued for Penthouse); Penthouse, 2011 WL 6698521 (S.D. Miss. Dec. 21, 2011) (awarding Penthouse, $1,832,602.20 in compensatory damages)
  • Werdebaugh v. Blue Diamond Growers, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144178 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 2, 2013, Order)
  • Jerry Floyd v. Pilot Corporation, No. 4:13-cv-00250-JMM (E.D. Ark. 2013 July 16, 2013) final class settlement was approved November 25, 2013.)
  • Gitson v. Clover-Stornetta Farms, No. C-13-01517-EDL, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5408 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 14, 2014 Order Judge Laporte

Educational Background:

  • Tulane University in New Orleans, Bachelors of Science, Honors: magna cum laude, Majors: Mathematics/Physics/History, 2003
  • Bay High School, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, High School Diploma, Honors: Valedictorian; National Honor Society, 1999
  • Tulane Honors College, Honors: with High Honors in Mathematics

Industry Groups

  • Government Representation And Defense
Office Location for Gary Yarborough

845B Highway 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Phone: 228-467-5771

Fax: 228-467-5774

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Last Updated: 4/4/2017

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