Attorney Information


Gaye Nell, a Shareholder, has been a member of Wise Carter since 2001. Gaye Nell’s practice focuses on defending physicians, hospitals, nurses and other medical professionals in Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as doing general insurance defense work such as personal injury and premises liability cases. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1987, B.A.
  • Mississippi College, 1993, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • Louisiana State Courts and Federal Courts

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Women

Special Designations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2023:
    - Litigation: Health Care
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - 2016-2022
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2023:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Civic and Charitable Interests

  • Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Seminars

  • Author, Federal Protection: Valid Employer Concern or Disguised Discrimination?, 12 Miss. College Law Rev. 533, (1991).
  • 2000 Annual Report, Solid Waste Committee, Environment Energy and Resources
    Law: The Year in Review, American Bar Association
  • 2001 Annual Report: Solid Waste Committee, Environmental Energy and Resources
    Law, The Year in Review, American Bar Association
  • Frequent speaker at various Health Law and Medical Malpractice seminars and
    in-services throughout the state

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