April 29, 2016 James Holland has been elected as Vice President of the ADTA for 2016.
This is a true honor and recognition for the firm as a leader among some of the best attorneys from each major city in the US.
The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys has two main objectives: to provide an opportunity for the proven successful defense trial attorneys to associate with similarly qualified trial attorneys for professional, social and business purposes, and to identify the successful defense trial attorney for those persons in search of such an attorney.
The Association only permits one prime member per one million population for each city, town or municipality. This exclusive selection process, assures potential clients that they have the name of a highly qualified, experienced and successful defense trial attorney in that community or region. Similarly, when a member needs representation for their client in another city or region, that member can refer their client to an ADTA member with the confidence that their client will receive the same high quality legal service and enjoy the same success that they themselves have provided.
November 13, 2015 In October of this year PKH was proud to welcome Jason Bush as a shareholder. Mr. Bush come to this firm as a seasoned lawyer with an impressive resume. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, J.D., 2001, magna cum laude, where he was on the Mississippi Law Journal as the Notes and Comments Editor. He is also a proud Bulldog having obtained his undergrad degree from Mississippi State University, B.S., in 1998, magna cum laude.
June 26, 2015 PKH attorney Ken Walley recently obtained a unanimous decision from the Columbus, Mississippi Civil Service Commission in favor of promoting a police officer to the rank of Lieutenant. The officer in question passed the promotional exam, and was the only eligible officer for an open Lieutenant?s position. The Commission determined that the Chief of Police did not have the discretion to decline a recommendation for promotion in that situation.
April 21, 2015 Shareholder Smith Boykin was recently certified as an "AV" Rated Attorney, through Martindale-Hubbell's nationally recognized rating system. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
February 6, 2015 PKH attorney James Hall obtained a dismissal of his client in a large trucking case. The dismissal was granted because Mr. Hall was able to demonstrate to the Court that discovery violations and false testimony required the dismissal of all claims.
January 1, 2015 Welcome 2015! Looking forward to another Great Year.
September 15, 2015 PKH Shareholder Michael Wolf obtained a reversal of a qualified immunity decision. In this action the district court declined to dismiss several individually named school personnel from a first amendment claim. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the teachers would not have been on notice of a potential constitutional violation, when searching Facebook for threats to campus security. Jackson v. Ladner [Unpublished] MORE
February 17, 2015 On February 5, 2015 Johnny Chapman obtained a Summary Judgment on behalf of Central Mississippi Medical Center in a workforce sexual harassment suit. The plaintiff, a nurse, claimed she had been coerced into a sexual relationship with a doctor at a CMMC affiliated clinic while both were employed at the clinic.
February 17, 2015 On January 8, 2014, Stephen Kruger and Louis Baine, III obtained a summary judgment in a medical malpractice case pending in Monroe County, Mississippi. The Plaintiffs, one of whom underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear, claimed the anesthesiologist failed to obtain adequate informed consent and negligently performed an interscalene block. The summary judgment, filed on behalf of the hospital, argued that the Plaintiffs did not have admissible expert testimony to support either the informed consent claim or the medical negligence claim. A few days before the scheduled trial, the Court granted the summary judgment and dismissed the Plaintiffs' claims against both the hospital and the anesthesiologist, with prejudice. Bowen v. Amory HMA, LLC et al [(Monroe County Cause No. CV2010-252-PM)]
September 12, 2014 Stephen Kruger provides another defense win in a Medical Malpractice case. The Estate of Mary Pace v. University of Mississippi Medical Center [Hinds County Civil Action 251-09-559]
August 25, 2014 In the case of Strait v. McPail, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and affirmed the Hinds County Trial Court, in this case stemming from the claim that a cancer and dread-disease policy was not changed just prior to the death of the holder, to include the plaintiffs as beneficiaries. After the holders's death, the estate was probated and the plaintiffs who were named beneficiaries in the will, did not contest the policy benefits. Later that year, the plaintiffs brought a claim for the policy benefits. Michael Wolf of Page Kruger and Holland, represented the broker/agent. Strait v. McPhail [2012-CT-00075-SCT (Aug. 21, 2014)]
July 22, 2014 Attorney Trey Smith, has recently and successfully argued the transfer of venue in a medical case, moving the matter from Hinds to Lincoln County. While this is just one part of the larger case, it was an important decision for our client. The zealous advocacy of client interests directs our efforts.