H. Wesley Williams, III Shareholder

Jackson Office 601-427-3212

Paralegal Pam Pittman ppittman@markowwalker.com

Education

BA Rhodes College 1989
JD Mississippi College School of Law 1992

Bar and Court Admissions

Mississippi 1992
All state courts in Mississippi.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Arkansas 1993
All state courts in Arkansas.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Louisiana 1993
All state courts in Louisiana.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Tennessee 1993
All state courts in Tennessee.
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
District of Columbia 1993

Publications

Comment, 1989 Tort “Reform” in Mississippi: Modification of Joint and Several Liability and the Adoption of Pure Comparative Contribution, 13 MISS. C. L. REV. 133 (1992).

Recognitions/Accomplishments

National Institute For Trial Advocacy
Trial Advocacy Skills – 1997
Deposition Skills – 1999

Mediation

Included in the List of Mediators published by the Mississippi Bar in connection with the Court-Annexed Rules for Civil Litigation.

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation/Arbitration), Appellate Advocacy, Construction Defects, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Liability, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability (Non-Medical), Sovereign Immunity, Workers’ Compensation

Reported Cases

Norman v. Anderson Reg’l Med. Ctr., 262 So. 3d 520 (Miss. 2019)
Builders & Contractors Ass’n of Miss. v. Laser Line Constr. Co., LLC, 220 So. 3d 964 (Miss. 2017).
Chapman v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 180 So. 3d 676 (Miss. App. 2015).
Knight v. Knight, 85 So. 3d 832 (Miss. 2012).
Capital City Ins. Co. v. Hurst, 632 F.3d 898 (5th Cir. 2011).
Dandridge v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 823 F. Supp. 2d 447 (S.D. Miss. 2011).
Knight Props., Inc. v. Sanders, 77 So. 3d 522 (Miss. Ct. App. 2011).
Harden v. Field Mem. Cmty. Hosp., 516 F. Supp. 2d 600 (S.D. Miss. 2007).
Bennett v. McCaffrey, 937 So. 2d 11 (Miss. 2006).
Capital City Ins. Co. v. Ringgold Timber Co., 898 So. 2d 680 (Miss. Ct. App. 2004).
Smith v. Parkerson Lumber Co., Inc., 888 So. 2d 1197 (Miss. Ct. App. 2004).
Wilbanks v. N. Am. Coal Corp., 334 F. Supp. 2d 921 (S.D. Miss. 2004).
Lee v. Thompson, 859 So. 2d 981 (Miss. 2003).
Port Gibson Oil Works v. Estate of Hughes, 823 So. 2d 613 (Miss. Ct. App. 2002).
Tory v. City of Edwards, 829 So. 2d 1246 (Miss. Ct. App. 2002).
Maldonado v. Kelly, 768 So. 2d 906 (Miss. 2000).
Narkeeta Timber Co. v. Jenkins, 777 So. 2d 39 (Miss. 2000).
Airborne Freight Corp. v. United States, 195 F.3d (5th Cir. 1999).
American Federated Gen. Agency, Inc. v. City of Ridgeland, 72 F. Supp. 2d 695 (S.D. Miss. 1999).
Smith v. Gardner, 998 F. Supp. 708 (S.D. Miss. 1998).

Wes attended Rhodes College, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1989.  He went on to obtain a juris doctor degree from the Mississippi College in 1992.  After becoming a member of the Mississippi Bar later that year, he joined Markow Walker, P.A.  Wes handles a variety of defense cases ranging from personal injury to medical malpractice, as well as general insurance defense and workers’ compensation defense.  In addition to practicing law in Mississippi, Wes has been admitted to practice before courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.  He has been recognized by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for his advocacy and deposition skills.

Wes resides in Madison with his wife, Loria Elzen Williams, and their twin daughters, Anna and Loria. He is an active parishioner of St. Francis Catholic Church in Madison. Wes enjoys golf and playing the guitar. He is an avid supporter of LSU athletics, the New Orleans Saints, and the Mississippi Braves.