ATTORNEY BIOS

DavidRozier

DAVID E.
ROZIER, JR.

Office: (662) 234 – 0065
Fax: (662) 234 – 3007
E-mail dave@rozierlawfirm.com


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA:

Place of Birth: Greenville, Mississippi
Lifelong Resident of Mississippi

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate: University of Mississippi – B.B.A. 1975 – 1979
Major: Marketing
Law School: Mississippi College School of Law – 1984 – 1987
Admitted to Practice in 1987

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
Dean’s List
Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Practice
Recipient of the Robert Gillespie Award for Best Appellate argument

EMPLOYMENT:

1987 – January, 1992 McAllister and Mooney; (Associate)
January, 1992 – October, 1999 McAllister and Rozier; (Partner)
October, 1999 – September, 2004 Rozier Law Firm, P.C.; (Shareholder)
September, 2004 – May, 2007 Adams and Reese; (Partner)
May, 2007 – September, 2009 Robinson, Biggs, Ingram, Solop & Farris, PLLC; (Shareholder)
September, 2009 – present Rozier Law Firm, PLLC; (Member)
July, 1996 – February 2007 Municipal Court Judge, Jackson, Mississippi

TRIAL AND APPELLATE EXPERIENCE:

Tried cases to verdict in the following counties:

Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Copiah, Desoto,

Forrest, George, First Judicial District of Harrison,

First Judicial District of Hinds,

Second Judicial District of Hinds,

Humphreys, Kemper, Lafayette, Leake, Lee, Lincoln,

Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba,

Pike, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Sunflower,

Tunica, Washington, Warren, Winston and Yazoo.

Tried cases to verdict in:

Carroll County, Shelby County and Wayne County, Tennessee.

Tried cases in the following divisions of Federal Court:

Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division;

Southern District of Mississippi, Hattiesburg Division;

Northern District of Mississippi, Oxford Division and Greenville Division.

Argued before Mississippi Supreme Court.

PUBLISHED DECISIONS:

Partridge v. Harvey, 805 So.2d 668 (Miss. 2002); Little v. Little, 878 So. 2d 1086 (Miss. 2004); International Paper Company v. Townsend, 961 So.2d 741 (Miss. 2007); Jones v. Greene County Bd. Of Educ., — So.2d —, 2007 WL 968839 (Miss.2007); Hinds County School Dist. Bd. Of Trustees v. R.B. ex rel. D.L.B. — So.2d —,2007 WL2702819 (Miss. 2007); The College Network v. Miss. Dept. Emp. Sec., 2011-CC- 01115-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2013); Short v. Short, 2011-CT-01096-SCT

COURT ADMISSIONS:

All Mississippi and Tennessee State Courts, United States District Court for all Districts in Mississippi, United States District Court for Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Federal Claims, Supreme Court of the United States

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

Counsel in largest multi-plaintiff case against a municipality for discriminatory employment practices.
Lead counsel for defense in appellate court reversal of largest at the time jury award for plaintiff in that particular circuit for premises liability.
Counsel for numerous public and corporate officials in acquittal of criminal charges allegedly committed in the course of discharging their duties.
Lead counsel on largest private enterprise acquisition of county owned medical facility.

CERTIFIED MEDIATOR:

Mississippi Bar Association
10+ years of experience with United States Postal Service – REDRESS EEO Dispute Resolution Program

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bankruptcy

Business Formation / Development

Civil Litigation

Eminent Domain

Employment Law

Environmental Law

Insurance Defense

Municipal Law

Wills and Estates

Worker’s Compensation

ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS:

Member Mississippi State Bar Association; Lafayette County Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association
Municipal Court Judge City of Jackson Mississippi (1996-2007)
Past President Mississippi Municipal Judges Association
Member Rotary Club of Oxford, Mississippi
Member Oxford-University United Methodist Church, Administrative Council
Member Chairman, Safe Sanctuaries Compliance Committee (2008-2011)
Adjunct Professor University of Mississippi Law School
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association


JenessaHicks

JENESSA CARTER
HICKS

Office: (662) 234 – 0065
Fax: (662) 234 – 3007
E-mail jhicks@rozierlawfirm.com


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA:

Place of Birth: Louisiana

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate: Louisiana Tech University – 2002-06 Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude
Major: Political Science/Pre-Law
Minor: English
Law School The University of Mississippi School of Law – 2006-09 Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude
Admitted to Practice: 2009

HONORS & AWARDS:

College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Student 2006
President’s List – Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
Member of Executive Council – Alpha Lambda Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity
Mississippi Law Journal – Associate Mississippi Cases Editor

  • Outstanding Student Award in Gaming Law
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Dean’s Leadership Council
  • Mississippi Innocence Project
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

Rozier Hayes, PLLC, Associate Attorney 2009-2013

COURT ADMISSIONS:

All Mississippi State Courts

United States District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts in Mississippi

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tribal Court, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Admitted to practice in all Tennessee State Courts.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Appellate Advocacy

Civil Litigation

Domestic Relations

Eminent Domain

Employment Law

Environmental Law

Insurance Defense

Municipal Law

Wills and Estates

Worker’s Compensation

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS:

Mississippi Bar Association
Lafayette County Bar Association
Past Director of the Northwest Division of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar
Tri-County Young Lawyers’ Division of the Mississippi Bar Association-Past President
Taylor United Methodist Church, Taylor, Mississippi –Member
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

PUBLISHED DECISIONS:

The College Network v. Miss. Dept. Emp. Sec., 2011-CC-01115-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2013)
Short v. Short, 2011-CT-01096-SCT (Miss. 2014)