Message from Our President

Welcome to the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association website. Organized in 1965, the MDLA is a statewide association serving the needs of lawyers who devote the majority of their practice to defending clients in civil litigation. The membership is comprised of distinguished lawyers practicing in the state and federal courts of Mississippi and surrounding states.

We seek to provide our members with the opportunity to network with peers outside of courtrooms and offices. We also offer opportunities for continuing education and a quarterly publication identifying and analyzing issues important to the Defense Bar. Our goal is to provide opportunities for collective working and resource sharing among members to promote collegiality, professionalism and ethics amongst the Defense Bar.

Please use your login to access the member areas of this website, keep current on The Quarterly magazine, link to our sponsors, and keep abreast of upcoming events. For any lawyers primarily practicing defense litigation you may also start the application to join our association. Membership is the life blood of our organization, and we encourage all eligible lawyers to join us in promoting civility, diversity and professionalism while we each serve our clients.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please take any opportunity that you can to contact us to offer ideas and input on ways which the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association can better serve its members.

J. L. Wilson

2023 MDLA President

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