Becky practices in the areas of general liability and commercial litigation where she specializes in appellate advocacy. She has represented clients in numerous matters with regard to appellate issues and proceedings in both state and federal courts. In addition to handling post-judgment appeals, Becky also works with trial counsel in her firm and firms throughout the region in seeking emergency review of trial court orders entered before and during trial that address various legal questions ranging from venue and judicial recusal to discovery disputes, jury selection, and witness exclusions. She also assists trial counsel in ensuring that the court record adequately reflects the information needed for appellate review of any issues presented in the event of an appeal. Becky's appellate practice has covered a broad spectrum of cases including mass torts, products liability, insurance bad faith claims, arbitration, professional malpractice, wills and estates, and conservatorships. Representative matters: (a) Played a key role in the successful defense of a corporation in two trials and an appeal in the consolidated asbestos litigation in Jackson County, Mississippi. (b) Represented insurance carrier in the coverage litigation arising out of the environmental contamination of Love Canal in New York. (c) Assisted in successfully defending tobacco company in appeal brought by asbestos company following dismissal of its claims against tobacco defendants to recover billions of dollars paid to asbestos claimants for injuries asbestos company alleged were caused by cigarettes. (d) Has represented major automobile manufacturer in both direct and interlocutory appeals in state and federal appellate courts addressing various issues including discovery disputes, admission of evidence of driver intoxication in crashworthiness litigation, admission of expert testimony, and removal to federal court.