Roy H. Liddell
 
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Roy Liddell's litigation practice is varied and geographically dispersed. He represents clients ranging from small businesses to large companies in cases involving business disputes, significant accidents, claims of fraud, intellectual property disputes and bad faith insurance defense litigation. He approaches litigation by seeking early resolution, when feasible, and vigorously defending cases when necessary.

Roy has tried numerous cases to verdict, including a case in which he secured a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar contract claim by a hospital against a managed care company; a defense verdict for a trucking company in an action alleging wrongful death in an accident; and dismissal by summary judgment of claims of wrongful death from exposure to welding fumes. Roy's appellate experience includes obtaining reversal of a $38,000,000 verdict against an insurance company accused of bad faith in handling an insurance claim.

Roy also has significant experience defending class actions against financial institutions and manufacturers in Mississippi and beyond, including service as lead defense counsel in a nationwide class action and settlement of claims against a major shuttlebus manufacturer.

A native Jacksonian, Roy earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law. From 2007 to present, he has been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers and as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2012. Roy has been selected by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star since 2013, and he has been named to the American Society of Legal Advocates since 2013, including as a Top 100 Litigator since 2015.

Roy enjoys live music, reading and travel, and is an avid supporter of the Texas Longhorns.
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General Litigation
Business Litigation
Insurance Law and Litigation
Class Action Defense
Transportation Law and Litigation
 
 
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
 
 
 
Mississippi, 1986
Alabama, 1986
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi, 1986
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986 
 
 
University of Mississippi School of Law
Oxford, Mississippi, 1986, J.D.
 
University of Texas
Austin, Texas, 1983, B.B.A. 
 
            Jennifer Arnold v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.
            U.S. District Court (S.D. Miss- Western Division)

            Pinnacle Trust Co. v. Babcock & Wilcox Power
            Generation Group, Inc., 2013 WL 5674381,
            U.S. District Court (N.D. Miss.)

            Hall v. NewMarket Corp. and Aetna Life
            Ins. Co., 012 WL 956413
            (S.D. Miss. Mar. 20, 2012)

            Employers' Mut. Cas. Ins. Co., v. Hughes,
            780 F. Supp. 2d. 1204 (N.D. Ala. 2011)

            Hall v. NewMarket Corp., 747 F. Supp. 2d 711
           (S.D. Miss. 2010)

            Ashmore v. Ceridian Corp., 620 F.Supp. 2d 782
            (N.D. Miss. 2009)

            Adair v. Lease Partners, Inc., 587 F.3d 238
            (5th Cir. 2009)
 
            Solanki v. Ervin, 21 So. 3d 552 (Miss. 2009)

            Hill v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 546 F. Supp. 2d 343
            (S.D. Miss. 2008)

            Schultz v. Progressive Health, Life & Disability
            Benefits Plan 481 F. Supp. 2d 594 (S.D. Miss. 2007)

            Prudential Ins. Co. of Am. v. Stewart,
            969 So. 2d 17 (Miss. 2007)

            James v. S. Pioneer Ins. Co., No. 2:05cv2161KS-MTP,
            2006 WL 2943159 (S.D. Miss.Oct. 13, 2006)

            Memíl Hosp. at Gulfport v. Aetna Health Mgmt., Inc.,
            No. 1:04CV709, 2006 WL 568703 (S.D. Miss.Mar. 7, 2006)

            Hudson v. Aetna Ins. Co., No. 2:04CV399-KS-JMR,
            2006 WL 463129 (S.D. Miss.Feb. 24, 2006) 

            Baptist Memíl Hosp.-Desoto, Inc. v. Crain Auto., Inc.,
            457 F. Supp. 2d 702 (N.D. Miss. 2006)

            Schultz v. Progressive Health, Life & Disability
            Benefits Plan380 F. Supp. 2d 780 (S.D. Miss. 2005) 
           
            Cuevas v. Prudential Ins. Co.,
            No. 1:03CV901LG-RHW,
            2005 WL 1027190 (S.D. Miss.Mar. 26, 2005)
 
            Dubose v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 85 F.
            Appíx 371 (5th Cir. 2003)

            Wilkinson v. Haworth, 186 F. Supp. 2d 687
            (S.D. Miss. 2002)

            Butler v. Trustmark Ins. Co., 211 F. Supp. 2d 803
            (S.D. Miss. 2002)

            Wright v. Anthem Life Ins. Co. of Ind.,
            No. CIV.A. 399CV33-P-A, 2000 WL 870807
            (N.D. Miss.June 14, 2000)

            Kirksey v. Am. Bankers Ins. Co. of Fla.,
            114 F. Supp. 2d 526
            (S.D. Miss. 2000)

            Craft v. Northbrook Life Ins. Co., 813 F. Supp. 464
            (S.D. Miss. 1993)
Honors and Awards

              Mid-South Super Lawyer - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
              2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

           Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
           America (Commercial Litigation), 2012- 2017
           Benchmark Litigation "Local Litigation Star"-
           2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
 
           Selected for inclusion in the American Society
           of Legal Advocates- 2013- 2017

           Selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation
           Lawyers in the State of Mississippi for 2015, 2016,
           2017 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
American Bar Association
The Mississippi Bar
Alabama State Bar
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Trucking Industry Defense Association

Community Involvement:

Served on the adjunct faculty of Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College) as an instructor of Business Law.

   

 

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