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Tim W. Porter

Partner

Tim Porter has a gift for negotiating with people and getting things done. Tim is known as an aggressive advocate who goes the extra mile for his clients. Tim’s passion for his clients and the good he can do for them is what drives him every day, and this passion and experience are the tools he uses to help change lives.

Tim is a tremendously successful trial lawyer whose efforts have helped compensate thousands of asbestos victims. Not only has Tim had great success in mass tort litigation involving asbestos and silica victims, but he also has an impeccable track record as a product liability lawyer, nursing home abuse, slip and fall, automobile accidents,18-wheeler accidents, as well as numerous other types of personal injury cases.

He also fights for children who have been poisoned by lead in lead paint litigation and most recently began representing victims of Agent Orange. Tim’s legal acumen has won him recognition in the National Law Journal, where his firm was voted the 14th winningest firm in the nation for 2002. Tim also enjoys an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, its highest rating.

Tim obtained his Bachelor’s degree with honors from Ole Miss in 1990 with a major in Economics. He then continued to Ole Miss Law School, graduating with honors in 1993.

Tim’s legal talents were apparent in law school, where he participated on the Moot Court Board and was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal.

Tim began his legal career as a law clerk for Ed Pittman, Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Tim started his fight for justice after completing his clerkship, working as a trial lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1998, at only 29 years of age, Tim participated and performed the closing argument for the Cosey v. E. D. Bullard asbestos trial. The jury ultimately returned a verdict in the amount of 48.5 million dollars. Tim also participated as one of the lead trial attorneys in Simeon Johnson v. AC&S, et al. The jury awarded $150 million to 12 victims of asbestos.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Insurance Law

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents [Plaintiff]

  • Nursing Home

  • Personal Injury [Plaintiff]

  • Product Liability Law

  • Toxic Torts

  • Asbestos [Plaintiff]

  • Silica [Plaintiff]

  • Lead Injury

AWARDS / RECOGNITION

  • 2011-2019 SuperLawyers

  • 2011 – Mississippi Business Journal’s “Leaders In Law”

CLERKSHIP

  • Ed Pittman, Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 1994

EDUCATION

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1993 J.D., cum laude

  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1990 B.A., cum laude Major: Economics

  • Born 1968, Brookhaven, Mississippi

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Mississippi, 1993

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1993

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1993

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1993

  • Louisiana, 1995