Meta Copeland, a native of Leland, Mississippi, earned her undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, (magna cum laude) and her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson (magna cum laude). She has litigation experience in the areas of insurance defense and coverage issues, personal injury, products liability, general civil litigation, and appellate practice. Prior to joining Wells Marble, Meta practiced for many years in private practice. She was also a faculty member at Mississippi College School of Law, where she focused on the teaching legal skills for over thirteen years and routinely interacted with judges, elected officials, and attorneys across Mississippi and the Southeast. She is a frequent presenter on best practices for trial and appellate litigation and professionalism topics for lawyers and legal professionals, and she has authored multiple chapters in the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law.
Meta has served in a number of leadership positions with state and local bar associations throughout her legal career. She is a committee chair for both the Mississippi Bar Association and the Capital Area Bar Association and is a member of the Mississippi Bar’s Women in the Profession Committee. She is a past president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, past chair of the Mississippi Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, past board member of the Capital Area Bar Association, and was a Barrister in the American Inns of Court, Charles Clark Chapter. Meta was named a top ten finalist for the 2012 Mississippi Business Journal’s Leadership in Law and was a 2013 inductee into the National Order of Barristers advocacy honor society.Areas of Practice