Wise Carter is pleased to announce that Chambers USA 2016 ranked the Firm in the areas of Energy & Natural Resources and Litigation: General Commercial for the state of Mississippi.

With respect to our Energy & Natural Resources practice, Chambers USA writes:

What the team is known for: Significant nuclear power practice, notable for its regulatory work before the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and for whistle-blower litigation. Also known for its representation of electric utilities, including appearances before the Mississippi Public Service Commission and FERC.

Regarding our Litigation practice, Chambers USA writes:

What the team is known for: Prominent on rail matters, including whistle-blower claims and investigations throughout the USA. Proficient healthcare, government and Indian law expertise, as well as a quality trial and appellate offering for business contracts, bankruptcy and securities disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):

  • “They have what I look for in a law firm: creativity, wisdom, courage, efficiency, responsiveness and an ability to see the big picture.”
  • “They’re timely and responsive, and the work is comprehensive.”

In addition, the following attorneys received individual rankings:

Energy & Natural Resources

Henderson Hall represents investor-owned utilities and has a good reputation among market commentators in the region. He acts on energy sector litigation matters, including representing Entergy Mississippi in a dispute with the State of Mississippi.

Douglas Levanway has a leading reputation for his national nuclear power practice, having experience appearing before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is considered by sources to be a “go-to lawyer for nuclear whistle-blowing matters. He does an outstanding job, is easy to work with and gets outstanding results.”

Litigation: Appellate

Michael Wallace successfully acted on behalf of the Mississippi Republican Party against a voter who sued party and state officials in an attempt to challenge the Republican senate primary. He has considerable trial and appellate experience and is described by sources as “a very bright guy and a good lawyer.”

James Robertson is a well-regarded “seasoned attorney who provides excellent advice” and receives plaudits for his appellate expertise. He is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi.

Labor & Employment

Barbara Wallace of Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Professional Association is appreciated by clients who report that she is “at the forefront of current law” and “adept at navigating any employment-related issue.” She often defends clients against EEOC charges filed on the basis of race, age and disability discrimination.

About Chambers USA

Each year, Chambers conducts in-depth research and interviews with clients and attorneys throughout the United States to identify the top lawyers in various practice areas. Inclusion in Chambers guides is based completely on their research and findings and cannot be initiated by a firm or attorney. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

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