Attorney Information


Doug Levanway is a Shareholder with Wise Carter.

He joined the firm in January 1980 following graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as the Articles Editor and Note Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal and competed as a member of the National Moot Court Team.

His practice consists primarily in serving electric utilities and energy companies in a broad range of areas. His practice includes representing electric utilities before the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), assisting nuclear utilities with investigations involving the Office of Investigations of the NRC, representing utilities and individuals in “whistleblower” cases brought with the Department of Labor, and performing independent assessments of safety culture related issues for utilities. His practice also includes general employment litigation and environmental issues and litigation.

His hobbies include most things sports-related, reading fiction, and the occasional golf game. He and his wife Kathe are active members of St. James Episcopal Church.


  • Millsaps College, 1977, B.A.
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 1979, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts

Professional Organizations

  • Past Member of the Board, Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals

Special Designations

  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020: Jackson, MS - Energy Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2021:
    - Energy Law
    - Energy Regulatory Law
    - Litigation: Labor & Employment
    - Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Named 2016 "Top CEO" by Mississippi Business Journal
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2016 - Energy & Natural Resources
  • Recognized as one of Mississippi's Leading Lawyers of 2013 by Mississippi Business Journal

Civic and Charitable Interests

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. James Episcopal Church

Publications and Seminars

Chairman & Editor, Mississippi Law Institute