Attorney Information


Jim Simpson has been admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and Mississippi Bar since 1980. Since returning to Mississippi from Washington, D.C., he has concentrated his practice on a wide variety of transactional real estate matters, complex commercial litigation, and representation of government entities.

His experience include oil and gas matters, securities offerings, and public utilities. He also represents clients in government affairs matters before local, state, and federal entities.


  • University of Southern Mississippi,1975, B.S.
  • American University Washington College of Law, 1979, J.D.

Work History

  • Long Beach, Mississippi School District Board Attorney
  • City of Long Beach, Mississippi City Attorney
  • Mississippi House of Representatives, 1994 - 2007
  • United States Department of Justice, Anti-Trust Division, Trial Attorney
  • Guaranty Exploration Corporation, Vice President of Land & Legal Affairs
  • Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company - Approved Title Insurance Issuing Agent
  • First American Title Insurance Company - Approved Title Insurance Issuing Agent

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Mississippi State and Federal Courts

Professional Organizations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association

Special Designations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2021:
    - Commercial Litigation
    - Corporate Law
    - Government Relations Practice
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017:
    - Commercial Litigation
    - Corporate Law