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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: 6018125885
Fax: 601-852-1142
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Mississippi Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Bankruptcy: Business, Business Litigation, Administrative Law, Construction Litigation: Business, Government Contracts
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 over 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, commercial law, and ethics-related topics. Mr. Mozingo served as a member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions (1988-2009) and as Chairman of the Board of the Board of Bar Admissions (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.


Highland Village Suite 278, 4500 I-55 North, Jackson, Mississippi 39211 (Telephone: (601)812-5885)

1016 Louisville Street, Suite F, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 (Telephone: (662)268-5096)

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Administrative Law
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Government Contracts
Focus Areas

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


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2021

White Papers

  • Mississippi Ethics in Government Laws (2016) - Ethical issues in dealing with governmental entities in Mississippi.

About James R. Mozingo

First Admitted: 1978, Mississippi

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Bar/Professional Activity

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

Educational Background

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


  • In re E.L. Garner, Inc., 276 B.R. 483 (Bkrcy. N.D. Miss. 2000)
  • In re Barrier, 776 F.2d 1298 (5th Cir.1985)
  • 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)
  • 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 the Matter of Bruneau's, Inc., 642 F.2d 146 (5th Cir. ,1981)


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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Essential ethical issues for engineers in contracting and working with governmental entities in Mississippi., Speaker, MISSISSIPPI ENGINEERING LAW AND ETHICS: MISSISSIPPI ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT LAWS, Halfmoon Seminars, Engineering, 2022
  • An exploration of the essential concepts of piercing the limited liability veil of corporations and limited liability companies for a national audience., Speaker, CORPORATE VEIL PIERCING Fundamental Concepts , Rossdale CLE, Legal, 2021
  • Essential concepts in negotiating and drafting acquisition agreements in business sales from both a buyers and sellers perspective., Speaker, STRUCTURING AND DRAFTING THE ACQUISITION AGREEMENT in Business Sales, National Business Institute, Legal, 2019
  • Collecting From LLC's: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute, national audio seminar, Author/Presenter, Collecting From LLC's: The Ultimate Guide, 2017
  • Unique aspects of piercing and defending limited liability veils in the single-member LLC., Author/Presenter, Piercing the Single Member LLC Veil, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Author/Principal Presenter, LLC's and Commercial Real Estate Lending After Kinwood Capital, University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Understanding and structuring the damages case in business and commercial litigation., Speaker, Damages in Business and Commercial Litigation, University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education, Legal And Accounting, 2008
  • Chapter Author, Dismissal or Conversion, Bankruptcy Practitioner's Guide, University of Mississippi School of Law

Industry Groups

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

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

Phone: 6018125885

Fax: 601-852-1142

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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