M. Garner Berry
General Tort Liability
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Transportation/Trucking Defense

Jackson Office


Special Recognitions in your Legal Practice:
Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
American Lawyer, 2013 Top Rated Lawyer, Transportation Law
Best Lawyers 2009-2014
Super Lawyers 2009-2014

University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2002
University of Mississippi, B.A., Political Science & Psychology, 1999, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions:
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts, Northern District of Mississippi
United States District Courts, Southern District of Mississippi
All Mississippi State Courts

Professional Organizations:
Mississippi Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association
Mississippi Trucking Association
Transportation Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute; DRI Trucking Law Committee: Young Lawyers Committee Substantive Liaison to Trucking Committee (2009-2010); Young Lawyers Committee Substantive Vice-Liaison to Trucking Committee (2008-2009)
Mission First Legal Aid Volunteer

University of Mississippi School of Law, Honor Council Member, 2000
Legal Externship, United States Attorney’s Office, 2002

Reported Cases:
Smith v. Federal Cleaning Contractors, 126 Fed. Appx. 672 (5th Cir. 2005)
Booker v. Hadley, Slip Copy, Civil Action No. 2:08-cv-00172-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss, 2009)
Cockrell v. Peerless Chain Co., Civil Action No. 3:06CV521 DPJ-JCS (S.D. Miss. 2009)

Practice Areas:
Transportation/Trucking Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Products Liability Defense
Premises Liability Defense
General Tort Liability Defense

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

Author- "Loaded Up and Trucking" (www.loadedupandtrucking.wordpress.com), Wordpress blog, Legal Defense and Other Hot Button Issues for the Trucking Industry
Author - "Survival of the Fittest: Transportation Contracts, Indemnity Provisions, and Additional Insured Endorsements", For the Defense, DRI, (December 2014)
Speaker - Trucking Mock Trial Presentation, Mississippi Trucking Association Annual Meeting (June 2014)
Author - "The Ninja Triology: Interplay Between Shippers, Brokers and Carriers", In Transit, DRI (July 17, 2014)
Speaker - “Navigating the Maze of Health Care Reform for Trucking Companies”, Mississippi Trucking Association Annual Meeting (June 2013)
Speaker - “Bad Faith Best Practices and How to Avoid the Inevitable”, An Analysis of Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law Annual Seminar, sponsored by Markow Walker, P.A. (February 2012)
Author - “Industry Can’t Hide from E-Discovery”, For the Defense: In Transit, DRI (2010)
Co-Author - Products Liability Annual Seminar Case Law Update, DRI (2010)
Author - “Electronic Discovery Best Practices and Quick Reference Guide”, Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell, P.A., E-Discovery Committee (2009)
Co-Author - “Products Liability Law”, ALFA International Compendium (Mississippi Section) (2009)
Co-Author - “Product Liability Law”, ALFA International Compendium (Mississippi Section) (2007)
Co-Author - “Long-term Care Licensure and Related Requirements: A Fifty States Survey”, Healthcare Law Compendium, ALFA International (Mississippi Section) (2005)

Garner and his wife, Molly, are the proud parents of two sons, Charlie and Baylor. Garner enjoys sporting events, exercising, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. He and his family are active members of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson where he is on the administrative board and participates in the youth ministry leadership.