Attorney Information


Jane has been with Wise Carter since 1999, except for an interlude as a part-time solo practitioner while raising her three children. Her practice focuses on the needs of her clients, whether public bodies, financial institutions, professional or commercial business entities or individuals.

She has extensive experience in transactional matters, including contract negotiation and drafting, commercial and tax-exempt loan transactions, business entity formation and workouts, organization and conduct of nonprofit corporations, and tax and real estate matters. She has represented creditors successfully in bankruptcy matters and debt collection efforts.

Jane was named 2014 Todd Migues Volunteer of the Year by Biloxi Youth Baseball, Inc. in appreciation of Wise Carter’s donation of her time to reorganize its corporation and obtain recognition of its tax-exempt status. Jane is also an active member (and past president) of Biloxi’s Cleophan Club, past board member of La Bonne Terre Homeowners’ Association, and a member of Biloxi Chapter A of P.E.O., the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, and Handsboro Presbyterian Church.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Randolph-Macon Woman's College, B.A. in International Relations

Work History

  • Dewey Ballantine, LLP (New York and Washington, D.C.): Associate 1986-1994
  • Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. (Jackson): Associate and member, 1994-1999
  • Solo practitioner (Biloxi): 2000-2012

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Mississippi Bar Association Business Law and Taxation Sections
  • Commissioner, Uniform Law Commission

Civic and Charitable Interests

  • Handsboro Presbyterian Church
  • P.E.O. International, Chapter A
  • The Cleophan Club
  • Biloxi Youth Baseball, Inc.
  • Biloxi Lions Club