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Stuart Robinson, Jr.

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Stuart Robinson, Jr., is a seasoned trial attorney with substantial experience in defending commercial transportation claims, industrial accidents, medical malpractice claims, coverage issues, product liability claims, pharmaceutical claims and insurance defense issues.  With nearly 30 years of legal expertise, Stuart has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels, having tried more than 40 cases to verdict in both state and federal court.

Areas of Practice
  • Transportation Law
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation Defense
  • Toxic Tort / Environmental Litigation
  • Class Action / Mass Tort
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1987
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Mississippi, 1987
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Mississippi, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Education
  • University of Mississippi
    • Oxford, Mississippi, B.A., Business Administration, 1984
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    • Oxford, Mississippi, J.D., 1987
  • Winner – Steen, Reynolds, Dalehite & Currie Trial Competition, 1986
Honors and Awards
  • Received the prestigious Certified Legal Management Professional (CLMP) designation for successfully completing the 2013 Litigation Management Institute certification program in the area of “The Business of Litigation”
  • Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star” 2015 – 2017
Published Works
  • Imperium Insurance Co. v. Shelton, 2016 WL 5477635 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 29 2016)
  • In re Estate of Bradley v. Royal Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 2011 WL 2817089 (5th Cir. 2011)
  • In Re Blake, 912 So.2d 507 (Miss 2005)
  • Blake v. Clein, 903 So.2d 710 (Miss. 2005)
  • Smith ex rel. Alvarez v. Payne, 839 So.2d 482 (Miss. 2002)
  • Gatlin v. Methodist Medical Center, Inc., 772 So.2d 1023 (Miss. 2000)
  • Scoggins v. Ellzey Beverages, 743 So.2d 990 (Miss. 1999)
  • Sanders v. Cook, 733 So.2d 187 (Miss. 1998)
  • Canal Indem. Co. v. Lee’s Us Canal Indem. Co. v. Lee Used Car Sales, Inc.,841 F.Supp. 775 (S.D. Miss. 1994)
Expert Witness Experience
  • Stuart has retained and worked with experts in the following fields:
    • Accident Reconstruction
    • Actuaries
    • Bio Mechanical
    • Chemical Engineers
    • Economists
    • Electrical Engineers
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety
    • Fire and Origin
    • Human Factors
    • Mechanical Engineers
    • Metallurgists
    • Toxicologists
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Numerous medical experts including:
    • Anesthesiologists
    • Orthopedists
    • Neurosurgeons
    • Neurologists
    • Neuropsychiatrists
    • Neuropsychologists
    • Radiologists
Speeches
  • Spoke for carrier’s bi-annual continuing medical education seminar to a group of physicians statewide, September 2015, New Orleans, LA (At request of medical malpractice carrier)
  • Spoke to Young Physicians Advisory Council, April 2014 (Asked by client to speak to physicians from around the state representing different specialties)
Representative Matters
  • Recently obtained Defense Verdict in a medical malpractice case. The trial, which lasted seven days, was held in Hinds County Circuit Court, where Stuart Robinson, Jr., was lead counsel. The Plaintiff claimed damages as the result of an alleged failed orthopaedic surgical procedure allegedly resulting in amputation and asked the jury to award $5,000,000. The jury rejected the Plaintiff’s view of the evidence and found the defendant doctor and his clinic without fault. No appeal was sought.
  • Retained as primary counsel for 4 of Mississippi’s most catastrophic industrial accidents, including:
    • Explosion of a rubber processing plant in Vicksburg, MS involving multiple deaths, injuries and property damage in 2002, involving both MS and TN litigation.
    • The collapse of a 2,000 ft. television tower in 1997, involving multiple deaths, injuries and property damage.
    • Pipeline rupture in Meridian, MS in 2008 resulting in gas explosion involving multiple deaths, personal injuries, and property damage, involving both MS and TX litigation.
    • Oil tank explosion in Smith County, MS, involving multiple deaths and injuries in 2006.
  • Retained as counsel for defense in the largest Federal Civil RICO Action brought in Mississippi by insurance commissioners of several states arising out of Martin Frankel matter.
  • Retained as insurance coverage counsel in connection with oil well blowout in Wayne County, MS.
  • Retained as counsel for defense in connection with down-the-hole pipeline issue on oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Retained as counsel for defense in numerous cases involving PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination and exposure.
  • Retained as defense counsel for numerous cases alleging Dioxin exposure, retaining as expert toxicologist who investigated dioxin poisoning of Ukrainian president, Viktor Yushchenko.
  • Retained as defense counsel for numerous cases involving wrongful death, brain damage, quadriplegia, and paraplegia.
Associations and Memberships
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
Seminars
  • “Relationships Between Insureds, Excess Carriers, and Their Counsel in High Exposure Cases”
    • 2013 Arkansas Trucking Seminar
  • “Preparing Your Star Witnesses in High Exposure Cases”
    • 2011 Arkansas Trucking Seminar
Birth Information
  • Lifelong resident of Mississippi Born May 15, 1962
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