Attorney Information


Henry Laird’s practice includes commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level in state and federal court and representing the news media and individuals in defamation, invasion of privacy, and access to public records and public places such as the courtroom and governmental agencies under First Amendment and common law principles.


  • University of Southern Mississippi. B.A, 1972
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1974

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts Mississippi
  • Mississippi State Courts
  • Colorado State Courts (inactive)

Professional Organizations

  • President, Mississippi Bar Foundation 2014-2015
  • Board Member, Mississippi Bar Foundation 2009-2016

Special Designations

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 1995-2021:
    - Commercial Litigation
    - First Amendment
  • Super Lawyers (2009-2020): Commercial Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - 2020
  • Mississippi Business Journal Top Ten Lawyers in Mississippi 2015

Civic and Charitable Interests

  • Commissioner, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality 1991-1998
  • City of Pass Christian Historic Preservation Commission – Chairman 2004-2012
  • City of Pass Christian Historic Preservation Commission – Member 1998-2018
  • City of Pass Christian Historical Society 2015 – 2018 – Board Member
  • One Book One Pass 2018 -2019 – Committee Member

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