Betty Burton Arinder


Betty Burton Arinder handles workers’ compensation and litigation in federal and state courts in Mississippi.

Betty was selected to serve as a statewide mediator in a program administered by the Workers’ Compensation and Administrative Law Section of the Mississippi Bar which she has also served as Chair. She is, by appointment, a past member of the Advisory Council to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission.

She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps College in 1984, and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Mississippi College in 1988. Betty was selected as a member of the law school’s national trial competition team for 1988.

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Health Care Representation
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1988
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Mississippi, 1988
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Mississippi, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1988
  • Mississippi College School of Law
    • Jackson, Mississippi, J.D. 1988
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Uniform Commercial Code I
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Pre-Trial Practice
    • Member, 1988 National Trial Competition Team
  • Millsaps College
    • Jackson, Mississippi, B.A., 1984
    • Cum Laude
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America (Workers’ Compensation Law- Employers)- 2013-2018
  • Recipient of 2018 Friend of MASI Award
  • Named One of Mississippi’s Top 50 Leading Attorneys in Mississippi Business Journal’s Leadership in Law Class of 2010
  • Selected a Mid-South Super Lawyer 2013- 2015


Published Works Associations and Memberships
  • The Mississippi Bar, Administrative Law Section
    • Statewide Mediator
    • Past Chair
  • Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission
    • Statewide Mediator
    • Past Advisory Council Member
  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
Fraternities / Sororities
  • Phi Mu
Birth Information
  • 1962, Winona, Mississippi
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