Attorney Information

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Biography

George has practiced at Wise Carter since he graduated law school in 1986.

Over the years, he has handled various types of litigation including railroad crossing accident and FELA cases, medical malpractice, employment law, “whistle blower” cases, healthcare reimbursement disputes, commercial and contract cases, Medicaid administrative proceedings, and medical staff disputes. He has tried over fifty jury trials as well as numerous administrative and medical staff evidentiary hearings.

Since 2010, he has focused primarily in the representation of hospitals and railroads. He serves as counsel for the Mississippi Hospital Association and numerous hospitals throughout Mississippi. He has handled numerous major Medicaid and reimbursement cases with statewide implications.

He has assisted with drafting significant Mississippi healthcare legislation including the Mississippi medical peer review statutes, amendments to state Medicaid statutes, and legislation establishing the Mississippi Hospital Access Program (MHAP).

In the area of railroad law, he represents Amtrak and Illinois Central Railroad Company d/b/a CN in litigation throughout Mississippi. He speaks regularly at the annual Mississippi Hospital Association Legal Update, the Association of American Railroads, and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

He currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors and on numerous firm administrative committees. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, music, fly fishing and duck hunting.

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Education

  • University of Mississippi, 1981, B.B.A., cum laude
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 1986, J.D., cum laude
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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
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Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trail Counsel
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Special Designations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2020:
    - Health Care Law
    - Litigation: Health Care
    - Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants
    - Railroad Law
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® 2020: Jackson, MS - Railroad Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2018
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2018
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® 2017: Jackson, MS - Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • 2016 Top Rated Lawyer (Health Care Law) – The American Lawyer
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® 2014: Jackson, MS - Railroad Law "Lawyer of the Year"
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Featured Cases

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Ratings

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