James R. Mozingo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Jackson, MS

Mozingo | Quarles, PLLC
 | 4500 Interstate 55 North, Highland Village, Suite 278
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-812-5885
Fax: 601-852-1142
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%),
  • Government Contracts (10%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice on administrative, business and corporate law, including litigation in those areas, James R. Mozingo is a principle at MOZINGO|QUARLES, PLLC. He provides dedicated legal guidance and representation to clients throughout Mississippi and the southeastern United States. Mozingo has handled matters throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe and Asia. Mr. Mozingo draws on 40 years of experience to help him guide executives, business owners and companies through a range of legal matters, including government contracts (including privatizations), sales and acquisitions, contracts of all kinds, business formation and operation, business bankruptcy, and business and commercial litigation.

While he is an adept business and commercial litigator, Mr. Mozingo is also an experienced contract lawyer and advisor. His participation in business and commercial litigation has given Mr. Mozingo unique insight, which he uses to help clients avoid future legal pitfalls. As lead counsel, he helped recover for his client real estate worth over $1 million that had been deeded and mortgaged without authority; he negotiated the first privatization contract for wastewater treatment facilities in Mississippi with the City of Jackson and has negotiated numerous other such contracts in Mississippi and elsewhere in the Southeast. Mr. Mozingo has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Mozingo is actively involved in the legal community. He regularly speaks at continuing legal and other education courses on business and commercial law-related topics. Mr. Mozingo served as a member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions (1988-2002) and as Chairman of the Board from 2002-2009. He is a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.

In 1975, Mr. Mozingo earned a Bachelor of Arts in politics from Washington and Lee University. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor with Distinction from the Mississippi College School of Law in 1978.

*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.

North Mississippi Office:
1016 Louisville Street, Suite E
Starkville, Mississippi 39759
Telephone: (662) 268-5096
Telecopier: (662) 324-2576



 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Bankruptcy (20%): Bankruptcy Law

Construction Litigation (10%): Construction Defects

Administrative Law (10%): Licensing

Government Contracts (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Bankruptcy Law, Construction Defects, Licensing

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2018

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About James Mozingo

Admitted: 1978, Mississippi

Professional Webpage: http://www.mozingolaw.com/attorneys-james-m.php

Honors/Awards:

  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Attorneys, Mississippi Business Journal, 2011
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation, 2003
  • Associate Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
  • With Distinction, Mississippi College School of Law, 1978
  • AV Peer-Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mississippi Supreme Court’s Committee on Reciprocity Admission to the Bar, 2007
  • Mississippi Supreme Court’s Committee on Impaired Lawyers, 2006
  • Mississippi Bar’s Ad Hoc Committee on Pro Hac Vice Admission to the Bar, 2002
  • Member, Education Committee, National Conference of Bar Examiners, 1998
  • President, Mississippi Water Environment Association, 1993
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Complaints Tribunal, 2009-2012
  • Member, Multistate Essay Examination Policy Committee, National Conference of Bar Examiners, 1998
  • Chairman, Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, 2002-2009
  • Member, Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, 1988-2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • Mississippi, 1978

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • STARKVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, Board Member, 2017
  • Secretary of State’s Business Courts Study Committee, 2008
  • State Auditor’s Privatization Task Force, 1993
  • Governor’s Constitutional Study Commission , 1985
  • President, Washington & Lee University Alumni Assn., Central Mississippi Chapter, 1989 - 2009
  • President, Mississippi College School of Law Alumni Association, 2003

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Collecting From LLC's: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute, national audio seminar, Author/Presenter, Collecting From LLC's: The Ultimate Guide, 2017
  • Piercing the Single Member LLC Veil, National Business Institute, Author/Presenter, 2017
  • Author/Principal Presenter, LLC's and Commercial Real Estate Lending After Kinwood Capital, University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Auther/Presenter, Damages in Business and Commercial Litigation, University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education, 2003, 2006, 2008
  • Chapter Author, Dismissal or Conversion, Bankruptcy Practitioner's Guide, University of Mississippi School of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In the Matter of Bruneau's, Inc., 642 F.2d 146 (5th Cir. ,1981)
  • In re Barrier, 776 F.2d 1298 (5th Cir.1985)
  • Knight v. Sharif, 875 F.2d 516 (5th Cir. 1989)
  • In re Viscount Furniture Corporation, 133 B.R. 360, 15 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1315 (Bkrcy. N.D. Miss. 1991)
  • In re E.L. Garner, Inc., 276 B.R. 483 (Bkrcy. N.D. Miss. 2000)
  • Kinwood Capital Group, L.L.C. v. BankPlus (In re Northlake Dev. L.L.C.), 643 F.3d 448, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 11993, 54 Bankr. Ct. Dec. (LRP) 233 (5th Cir. Miss. 2011)

Educational Background:

  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.A., Major: Politics, 1975

Industry Groups

  • MS Water Environment Association; MS Trucking Association
Office Location for James R. Mozingo

4500 Interstate 55 North
Highland Village, Suite 278
Jackson, MS 39211

Phone: 601-812-5885

Fax: 601-852-1142

 

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Last Updated: 6/20/2018

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