Practice Focus

  • General Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Construction Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Personal Injury
  • Appellate

Education

University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor;1979

Delta State University, Bachelor of Arts, with honors; 1976

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, 1979

U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court


Recognition

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Rated since 1986
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys in the MidSouth
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Delta Scholars
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Eminent Domain
  • Speaker, Mississippi Bar Association Summer School for Lawyers, Eminent Domain
  • Speaker, Mississippi Prosecutors Association, DUI Seminars
  • Speaker, Construction Law Seminars for Mississippi Department of Transportation

Legal Experience

Alan started practicing law in 1979 in his hometown of Grenada, Mississippi, with John and Karen Green, handling wills and probate, real estate, domestic relations, personal injury and insurance defense matters. He was appointed City Prosecutor for the City of Grenada in 1980 for two 4-year terms. In June of 1988, Alan was appointed Assistant Attorney General in charge of the legal division for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and was general counsel for the Mississippi Transportation Commission. Later, Alan was appointed Deputy Attorney General and named Chief of Staff for the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. He was responsible for managing approximately 100 lawyers and 50 support staff, and all outside fee counsel for the State. In 1997, Alan returned to private practice in Ridgeland, focusing on litigation matters involving business litigation, employment law, eminent domain, estates, construction, personal injury and domestic relations. Since leaving the AG’s office, he has served as private counsel for the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority (MMEIA) during the Nissan project and The PUL (Pontotoc, Union, Lee County) Alliance in the Toyota project, and has represented individuals, small businesses and corporations in various types of litigation.