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Pepper Cossar Shareholder

Jackson Office 601-427-3226

Paralegal Laine Staten


BA., Univ of MS 1985
JD Univ of MS 1989

Bar and Court Admissions

All State and Federal Courts in Mississippi
All State and Federal Courts in Alabama

Professional Organizations

Mississippi and Alabama Bar Associations
Madison County Bar Association


Past Pres of Madison Co Bar Assoc
Past Member of Board of Univ of MS Law Alumni
Kenneth G. Perry Professionalism Award, 2017
Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of DRI

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Defense, Mediation/Arbitration

Pepper, a native of Charleston, Mississippi, completed his undergraduate work at the University of Mississippi, where he received a B.B.A. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1989, and he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He practiced in Birmingham, Alabama, for 2 years representing title insurance companies, before moving to Jackson, Mississippi, in August 1991, where his practice consisted mainly of general civil litigation.

Pepper joined Markow Walker, P.A., in 1993 and practices mainly in the workers’ compensation law division. He also works in the general liability division handling the defense of personal injury claims. Pepper has an AV ranking from Martindale Hubble. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, Defense Resource Institute, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, the Madison County Bar Association, and the Alabama Bar Association, as well as being the Past-President of the Madison County Association. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Law Alumni Chapter of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has served as a faculty member for various seminars on workers’ compensation including those sponsored by the National Business Institute, Lorman, Inc., and CISI. He is also an approved mediator for the Mississippi Bar’s Pilot Mediation Program for workers’ compensation cases.

Pepper resides in Madison, and he has two children, Pepper, Jr., and AnnaLee. Pepper and his family attend Broadmoor Baptist Church. He enjoys outdoor activities, including hunting, skiing, golfing, and attending sporting events at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi.