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Stephen G. Peresich

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Biloxi, MS

Page Mannino Peresich & McDermott
759 Howard Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 228-207-4192
Fax: 228-432-5539
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Mississippi Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (40%), Civil Litigation: Defense (30%), Insurance Coverage (30%)
Attorney Profile

Stephen G. Peresich is a senior partner of Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Peresich litigates matters involving insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, employment law, health care litigation, hospital administrative law, premises liability defense and products liability defense. 

Mr. Peresich has been a licensed attorney since 1981 and has more than 37 years of experience. He is admitted in all Mississippi state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Peresich has been involved in many significant cases in the Mississippi trial and appellate courts. He has earned an AV Preeminent* rating by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and a listing in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2012.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Peresich has spoken at several conferences and seminars and is active in his legal and local communities. He is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar, the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is a co-author of the DRI Deposition Manual- 2016.

Mr. Peresich has served in many leadership roles with community organizations over the years. He continues to serve as hospital board attorney for the Merit Health Biloxi’s Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeritus of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

Mr. Peresich holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defense


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

About Stephen G. Peresich

First Admitted: 1981

Professional Webpage:


  • Taylor v. Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Inc., 737 So. 2d 435 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999)
  • MDWFP v Webb ( Miss. Ct. App. April 18, 2017)
  • Byrd v. Biloxi Regional Medical Center, 722 So. 2d 166 (Miss. Ct. App. 1998)
  • Cornelius v. Benefield,2013 Miss. App. LEXIS 558 (Miss. Ct. App. Sept. 3, 2013) cert. denied, 2014 LEXIS 293 (Miss. June 12, 2014)
  • Baker v. Washington National Insurance Company, 823 F.2d 156 (5th. Cir. 1987)
  • Pettis v. Miss. Transp. Comm'n, 44 So. 3d 425 (Miss. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Dr. Colson v. Johnson, 764 So. 2d 438 (Miss. 2000)
  • Robert v. Dr. Colson, 729 So. 2d 1243 (Miss. 1999)
  • Soileau v. Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission, 730 So. 2d 101 (Miss. Ct. App. 1998)
  • Carpenter v. Thompson, 2014 LEXIS 421, No. 2011-CT-01028 (Miss. August 21, 2014)
  • Robinson v. Coastal Family Health Center, Inc., 756 F.Supp. 958 (S.D. Miss. 1990)
  • Herndon v. Miss. Forestry Comm'n, 2010 Miss. App. LEXIS 636 (Miss. Ct. App. Dec. 7, 2010)
  • Richardson v. Grand Casinos of Mississippi, Inc.-Gulfport, LLC, 935 So. 2d 1146 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Dr. Colson v. Hemingway, 779 So. 2d 164 (Miss. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Tinnon v. Dr. Martin, 716 So. 2d 604 (Miss. 1998)
  • Monroe v Alex Blevens, MD, 185 So. 3d 419 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Palmer v. Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Inc., 649 So. 2d 179 (Miss. 1994)
  • Holder v. Orange Grove Med. Specialties, P.A., 2010 Miss. LEXIS 640 (Miss. Dec. 9, 2010)
  • Proby v. State ex. rel West, 498 So. 2d 792 (Miss. 1986)
  • Scafide v. Dr. Bazzone, 962 So. 2d 585 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Dubard v. Biloxi H.M.A., Inc., 778 So. 2d 113 (Miss. 2000)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • St. Patrick Catholic High School Advisory Board Member, 2007-2008
  • Past President, Biloxi Soccer Organization
  • Past President, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, 1996
  • Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral, Member
  • Attorney for the Board of Trustees of Biloxi Regional Medical Center, since August 2011
  • Leadership Gulf Coast Alumni Association
  • Past President, Greater Biloxi Economic Development Council, 1997
  • Leadership Gulf Coast Class of 1994
  • Trustee, Emeritus Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
  • Past Board Member, Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber Board of Director, 1995 - 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, Defense Research Institute (DRI), the DRI Deposition Manual, February 2016
  • Presenter, Biloxi Regional Medical Center Doctors & Social Media -Pitfalls and Dangers, 2014
  • Lecturer, Biloxi Regional Medical Staff  "The Disruptive Physician and Physician Best Practices", August 2012
  • "Professional Behavior in the Workplace", Biloxi Regional Medical Center Medical Staff training seminar, March 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Biloxi Regional Medical Staff Physicians, Informed Consent and Chart Documentation, June 2007
  • Tort Reform presenter: Impact on the Medical Community and Preventive Medicine-Malpractice Claims, Nov. 2004
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice, Court Room Evidence in Mississippi; National Business Institute, April 2004
  • Tort Reform in Mississippi, July 2002
  • Medical Malpractice in Mississippi: Peer Review Obstacles, June 2001
  • Medical Malpractice in Mississippi: Mississippi's Changing Medical-Legal Environment, May 2000
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Legal Assistant Seminar, Nov. 1997
  • Presenter, Strategies for Success in Personal Injury Cases Seminar, July 1996
  • Presenter, Litigation Techniques and Strategies, June 1996
  • Presentation to Medical Legal Community, Impact of Scott v Flynt (April 1996), Spring 1996
  • Co-Author: "Comparative Analysis of State Ethic Laws," Mississippi Legal Research Institute, 1980

Educational Background

  • Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Science, 1977
  • Biloxi Senior High School, Diploma 1972

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mississippi Supreme Court, 1981
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1981
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Mississippi, 1981
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Harrison County Bar Association


  • AV Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2012 thru 2018 edition-Selected by peers in the practice areas of Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice- Defendants

Industry Groups

  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation
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Office Location for Stephen G. Peresich

759 Howard Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: 228-207-4192

Fax: 228-432-5539

Last Updated: 9/8/2021

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