Practice Focus

  • Appellate

  • Asbestos Defense

  • Labor & Employment

  • Product Liability Defense

  • Civil Rights and Torts Claims Defense


University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor; 1979

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. English; 1971

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, 1979

U.S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

  • Mississippi Attorney General’s Office: Lawyer of the Year Award 1999

  • Bowling Labor Law Award

  • Phi Delta Phi

  • American Jurisprudence Award – Federal Civil Procedure

  • American Jurisprudence Award – Labor Law

Legal Experience

Hunt brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and tenacity to Purdie & Metz in an “of counsel” role. With a litigation and appellate career now spanning 40 years, including clerkships for two federal judges, and heading the Civil Litigation Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Hunt has over a hundred reported cases in which he served as lead or assistant counsel. Hunt was judicial clerk to Chief Judge William C. Keady, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and to District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. After an association with the management labor law firm Jolly, Miller & Milam, and a 17-year tenure as Special Assistant Attorney General, Hunt was a partner with the Forman Perry firm, later Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP. There he participated in asbestos defense litigation and appeals and in the formulation and execution of strategies which helped end the mass joinder of tort cases in Mississippi. He was also involved in the development of the government contractor and maritime law defenses for Navy equipment suppliers in Asbestos MDL-875 and in the defense of Jones Act cases arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident.