James L. Robertson
James L. Robertson
Of Counsel
Jackson Office
Phone: 601.968.5500
Fax: 601.968.5593
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Practice Areas
Education
Harvard University, 1965, J.D.
The University of Mississippi, 1962, B.A.
Work History
Adjunct Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law, Spring 2010
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Millsaps College, Fall 1994
Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham University, New York, New York, 1992
Justice - Supreme Court of Mississippi,1983-1992
Faculty, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1977-1992
Admissions
All Mississippi Federal and State Trial and Appellate Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Professional Organizations and Special Designations
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 – Admiralty & Maritime Law; Appellate Practice; Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Insurance Law; Litigation: Antitrust; Litigation: Environmental; Litigation: First Amendment; Litigation: Intellectual Property
Named The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Jackson, MS Litigation: Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year"
Ranked in Chambers USA 2016 - Litigation
American Law Institute
American Bar Association
Maritime Law Association of the United States
The Mississippi Bar
Capital Area Bar Association
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 – Admiralty & Maritime Law; Appellate Practice; Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Insurance Law; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Intellectual Property
Civic and Charitable Interests
Innocence Project, New Orleans, Board of Directors (2003-2013)
Mississippi Opera, President (1996-1997), Board of Directors (1994-2007)
Red Sox Nation
Publications and Seminars
The Strange and Unfortunate Story of Judicial Review of Interlocutory Agency Action in Mississippi, 77 Miss. L.J. 1095, (2008)
Constitutional Law, in 3 Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law 1-241 (J. Jackson and M. Miller, eds., 2001)
The Law of Corporate Governance: Coming of Age in Mississippi?, 65 Miss. L.J. 477 (1996)
Subject Matter Jurisdiction in 1 Mississippi Civil Procedure 1-1, et seq. (J. Jackson, ed., 2008) (updated annually since 1996)
The Law of Business Torts in Mississippi, Part II, 15 Miss. C.L. (1995)
Myth and Reality - or is it "Perception and Tase"? - In the Reading of Donative Documents, Fordham Law Review (1993)
Discovering Rule II of The Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure, 8 Miss. C.L. (1988)
Fairness and Access to Counsel: Mississippi's Opporunity, Vermont Law Review (1988)
The Lawyer as Hero, 53 Miss. L.J. (1983)
Notable Cases and Professional Accomplishments
Parvin v. State, 113 So.3d 1243 (Miss. 2013) (expert witness opinions)
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems v. Republic of Venezuela, 575 F.3d 491 (5 th Cir. 2009) (international contracts; commercial arbitration)
Schwartz v. Welch, 890 F.Supp. 565 (S. D. Miss. 1995) (commercial speech)
Omnibank of Mantee v. United Southern Bank, 607 So.2d 76 (Miss. 1992) (corporate governance)
Dye v. State ex rel Hale, 507 So.2d 332 (Miss. 1987) (separation of powers)
State ex rel Moore v. Molpus, 578 So.2d 624 (Miss. 1991) (state constitutional law)
Hall v. Hilbun, 466 So.2d 856 (Miss. 1985) (medical malpractice)
HeartSouth, PLLC v. Boyd, 865 So.2d 1095 (Miss. 2003) (medical non-competition clauses)
Cinque Bambini Partnership v. State, 491 So.2d 508 (Miss. 1986 ); affirmed sub nom.
Phillips Petroleum Company v. Mississippi, 484 U. S. 469 (1988) (public tidelands trust)
Dycus v. Sillers, 557 So.2d 486 (Miss. 1990) (riparian and other water rights)
Concerned Citizens, Etc. v. Mississippi Gaming Commission, 735 So.2d 368 (Miss. 1999) (environmental regulatory law)
McGowan v. State Oil & Gas Bd., 604 So.2d 312 (Miss. 1992) (state administrative and regulatory law)
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