Leo J. Carmody, Jr.


Leo Carmody joined Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC in 2010, and is located in our Oxford, MS, office.

Leo’s practice focuses on civil litigation and appellate matters, with an emphasis on insurance litigation, industrial accidents, toxic torts, environmental matters, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical litigation, and personal & professional liability.

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Municipal & Government Liability, including Section 1983 & Title VII Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort / Environmental Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

University of Mississippi School of Law

  • Oxford, MS, J.D., 2002
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Moot Court, Executive Board Member
 University of North Carolina
  • Chapel Hill, NC, B.A., 1996
  • Majors: English and Political Science
Honors and Awards
  • Martindale Hubbell Rating AV
  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star 2011 and 2012
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer 2013 and 2014
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law, Spring 2000
  • Mark of Excellence (MOE) Award, General Column Writing Society of Professional Journalists, 2002
Published Works
  • “Section 1983 Litigation: An Overview” (MDLA Quarterly, Fall, 2010)
  • “Stone Broke and Loving It! A Beginner’s Guide to Federal Bankruptcy Jurisdiction” (MDLA Quarterly, Summer 2005)
  • “Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged?” (MDLA Quarterly, Spring 2006)
  • “Who Said Love Doesn’t Cost A Thing? The Continuing Viability of Alienation of Affection Claims” (MDLA Quarterly, Spring 2008)
  • “The Truth Shall Set You Free … Assuming, Of Course, That The Other Side Lied About It In The First Place” (MDLA Quarterly, Fall 2009)
Associations and Memberships
  • The Daily Tar Heel
    • Staff Writer, 1994-1996
  • Moot Court Board
    • Executive Board Member
  • Journal of National Security Law
    • Member
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Tri-County Young Lawyers
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