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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 always seeking early resolution, when feasible, and vigorously defending cases when necessary. Roy emphasizes personal attention to and clear communication with his clients. “I want clients to know that I understand and appreciate their personal stake in the outcome of their cases. They need to know we sincerely care about that outcome and will work diligently for the best possible result.”

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 and a defense verdict for a trucking company in an action alleging wrongful death in an accident. 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 and affirmance of a summary judgment in favor of an insurance company in a case testing the outer limits of an agent’s authority to bind the company to unauthorized transactions.

Roy also has significant experience defending financial institutions and manufacturers in class action lawsuits in Mississippi and beyond, including service as lead defense counsel for a bus manufacturer in class litigation and a related nationwide settlement of regulatory claims.

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. Every year since 2007, he has been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers. Roy has also been named a Best Lawyer in America from 2012 through the present and by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star from 2013 to the present.  Additionally, Roy was named to the American Society of Legal Advocates in 2013 and is recognized by ASLA as a Top 100 Litigator in Mississippi.

Away from the office, Roy enjoys travel, live music, and Texas Longhorns football.

Areas of Practice
  • General Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Transportation Law and Litigation
  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • Class Actions
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1986
  • Alabama, 1986
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    • Oxford, Mississippi, 1986, J.D.
  • University of Texas
    • Austin, Texas, 1983, B.B.A.
Honors and Awards
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer – 2007 to present and is recognized as a 10 year + Mid-South Super Lawyer
  • Selected a Top 50 Mississippi Lawyers by Mid-South Super Lawyers 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation), 2012 to present
  • Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star” – 2013 to present
  • Selected for inclusion in the American Society of Legal Advocates – 2013, 2014
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Mississippi by the American Society of Legal Advocates- 2015 to the present
Representative Matters
  • Morgan v. MML Investors Services, Inc.
    • 2017 WL 3712898 (Ct. App.-Miss. Aug. 29, 2017)
  • Daniels v. Crocker
    • 2017 WL 2505196 (Miss. June 8, 2017)
  • 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.
    • 2012 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)
  • Mem’l 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 Mem’l Hosp.-Desoto, Inc. v. Crain Auto., Inc.
    • 457 F. Supp. 2d 702 (N.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Schultz v. Progressive Health, Life & Disability Benefits Plan
    • 380 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. App’x 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)
Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Liaison, Life Health and Disability Committee
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Fraternities / Sororities
  • Phi Delta Phi
Birth Information
  • 1960, Jackson, Mississippi
Other
  • Served on the adjunct faculty of Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College) as an instructor of Business Law.
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