Virginia S. Gautier
Virginia S. Gautier
Jackson Office
Phone: 601.968.5540
Fax: 601.968.5593
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Practice Areas
Mississippi State University, 1986, B.B.A.
University of Mississippi, 1996, J.D.,
magna cum laude
Work History
Senior Claims Adjuster for National Insurance Company
All Mississippi State and Federal Courts
Professional Organizations and Special Designations
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 to 2019 – Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers
National Workers' Compensation Defense Network
Defense Research Institute
Federal Bar Association
Capital Area Bar Association
Mississippi Association of Self-Insureds
Mississippi Bar Association
Mississippi Claims Association
National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Civic and Charitable Interests
Member of First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Girl Scout Leader
Junior League of Jackson (Listening
Learning Leading Chair;
Headquarters Chair; Operations
Volunteer – Mississippi Children’s Home
Publications and Seminars
Speaker for the 2015 National Association of Subrogation Professionals' Annual Conference
Speaker for The Council on Education in Management
Panel Speaker for The Annual Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission's Educational Conference
Speaker for the Mississippi Manufacturer's Association
Workers' Compensation Lorman Seminar
Speaker for the Workers' Compensation for Paralegals Conference
Authored Hedonic Damages: A Variation in Paths,the Questionable Expert and a Recommendation for Clarity in Mississippi, 65 Miss. L. J. 735 (1996)
Notable Cases and Professional Accomplishments
Ada Boyd v. Mississippi Workers' Compensation Self-Insurer Guaranty Association, 919 So. 2d 163 (Miss. Ct. App 2005)
ABOUT Virginia S. Gautier

Ms. Gautier is a shareholder in Wise Carter's Jackson, Mississippi office and is admitted to practice in all Mississippi federal and state courts. She is an experienced attorney in the fields of workers' compensation, general insurance defense and general business/corporate law. As an experienced workers' compensation defense attorney, Ms. Gautier has handled every aspect of the litigation process from the administrative level through appeals to the Mississippi Court of Appeals/Mississippi Supreme Court. Ms. Gautier's representation includes assisting clients in day-to-day issues regarding various employment matters arising in the workers' compensation context, claims handling matters, insurance defense and negotiations involving complex contractual issues. She provides in-house training for her clients on matters unique to the corporations and insurance companies that she represents. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Gautier worked as a senior claims adjuster for a national insurance company and as a stockbroker for a national brokerage firm. Ms. Gautier's business and claims adjusting background gives her a unique depth of knowledge and perspective when representing her clients. Ms. Gautier's representative clients include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, as well as legal entities engaging in business matters on local and national levels.