D. Jason Childress is a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi office. Jason’s litigation practice focuses in the areas of insurance law and transportation law, providing service to his clients in the insurance, trucking, and railroad industry.
Jason has authored several authoritative legal works in many legal areas, including a treatise on Mississippi Insurance Law as well as several chapters in larger works, including the Mississippi Encyclopedia of Law.
In his free time, Jason enjoys traveling, mountain biking, playing tennis and is an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Mississippi, where he plays the bass on the praise team.
- Mississippi College, 2007, B.S., summa cum laude
- Mississippi College School of Law, 2010, J.D., magna cum laude
- Mississippi State and Federal Courts
- Tennessee State Courts
- Selected to The Mississippi Bar's Leadership Forum 2016
- National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
- ABA - Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, Commercial Transportation Committee
- ABA - Litigation, Insurance Coverage Committee
- DRI - Trucking Law Committee, Insurance Coverage Committee
- Transportation Lawyers Association
Publications and Seminars
- Presenter, “Can you tell me how to get to the STB? A case study of the Fifth Circuit’s recent affirmance and expansion of ICCTA preemption of blocking claims,” National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Special Litigation Conference, March 2018.
- Presenter, “State Law Preclusion of Warning Device Claims,” NARTC Special Litigation Conference, February 2016.
- Presenter, “Medical Records Law in Mississippi,” Lorman Education Services, February 2014.
- Co-Author, Mississippi Insurance Law and Practice, Mississippi Practice Series 2018 ed., Thomson Reuters.
- Author, “Insurance Law,” 5 Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Thomson Reuters.
- Author, “Railroad Litigation,” 7 Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Thomson Reuters.
- Author, Jury Selection section, Mississippi Civil Procedure, Thomson Reuters.
- Co-Author, “Conflicts of Interest; General Rule,” Mississippi Professional Responsibility & Ethics, MLI Press.
- Author, “Special Masters Under Rule 53,” Mississippi Civil Procedure, Thomson Reuters.
- Smith v. Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital, 300 So. 3d 991 (Miss. 2020)
- Walton v. The Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 2019 WL 14690883 (N.D. Miss April 1, 2019)
- Shawn T. Ezell v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 2016 WL 2907710 (N.D. Miss. May 18, 2016), affirmed 866 F.3d 294 (5th Cir. 2017)
- Thomas v. Purdy, 231 So. 3d 190 (Miss. Ct. App. 2017)
- Glenn v. Peoples, M.D., 185 So. 3d 981 (Miss. 2015)
- Guild v. The Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 514 Fed. App’x 362 (5th Cir. Sept. 9, 2013)
- Rencher v. The Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 2012 WL 1921709 and 2012 WL 1906302 (N.D. Miss. May 25, 2012)
- Barbara Elam and Bobby Elam v. The Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 635 F.3d 796 (5th Cir. 2011)