JACKSON OFFICE
Phone: 601.968.5562
Email: cer@wisecarter.com

PRACTICE AREAS:
Indian Law
Insurance Law
Public Utilities
Railroad Law

 

CHARLES E. ROSS   SHAREHOLDER


 

EDUCATION:
Unites States Air Force Academy,
      1978, B.S.
Harvard University, 1988, J.D.,
     cum laude

ADMISSIONS:
United States Supreme Court
Mississippi State and Federal             Courts

PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY:
United States Air Force Fighter        Pilot, 1978-1985
Massachusetts Air National Guard  Fighter Pilot, 1985-1988
Mississippi Air National Guard
     Cargo Pilot, 1988-1992
Mississippi House Representative,       1997
Mississippi State Senate, 1997-          2007,
     Chairman, Judiciary A (Civil
     Justice), 2004-2007

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS:
American Bar Association
American Legislative Exchange       Council, Civil Justice Task              Force (former public sector              Chairman,  currently an                     advisor)
America's Best Lawyers
American Legion
Federalist Society
Air Force Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Mid-South Super Lawyer
Ranked in the top 10 of the                   recognized
     "Top 50 Leaders in Law" for
     Mississippi in 2010

CIVIC & CHARITABLE INTERESTS:
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Elder and Sunday School Teacher
MIND Center Advisory Board

 

NOTABLE CASES:

McSwain v. System Energy Res., Inc., 97So.3d 102 (Miss. Ct. App.               2012)

Rencher v. Kansas City Southern R. Co., 2012 WL 1921709 

Gannett River States Pub. Co., Inc. v. Entergy Mississippi, Inc., 940 So.        2d.221 (2006)                                                                                            

Mabus v. St. James Episcopal Church, 884 So. 2d 747 (Miss. 2003)  

Elam v. The Kansas City So. Ry Co. & Ronald L. Michael, 635 F, 3d 796        (5th cir. 2001)

Rushing v. Kansas City Southern Ry. Co., 185 F. 3d 496 (2001)

PUBLICATIONS AND SEMINARS:
Winning the Tort War in Mississippi: Keys for Success in Other States,            American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C., 2004
Experience Is the Life of the Law, Miss. C.L. Rev., Spring 1996, Volume       16, Issue 2
Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go: State Regulation of Private                Religious Education, Miss. C.L. Rev., Fall 1988, Vol. 9, Issue 1