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Steve Simpson has practiced law for thirty years and has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil and criminal matters as well as insurance carriers, corporations and government entities. He’s practiced in the County, Chancery, Circuit and the Supreme Court of Mississippi as well as the Federal District Courts of Mississippi and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He has served as an Assistant District Attorney for almost eight years prosecuting all varieties of felony criminal cases and served approximately eight years as an elected Circuit Court Judge in the Second Circuit Court District of Mississippi presiding over hundreds of civil and felony cases.

Steve resigned his judgeship in 2008 to accept the Mississippi Governor’s Appointment as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety which oversees the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Crime Lab, Mississippi Medical Examiner, and Mississippi Homeland Security, among several other agencies. Since 2012, he has been in private practice, conducting mediations on a regular basis.

Steve is registered with the Mississippi State Bar of Mediators and is currently a senior status judge, presiding over civil and felony cases. He has conducted numerous mediations, including but not limited to, contracts, construction, personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, wrongful death, insurance law, real estate and Chancery Court family law.

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  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 1988, J.D.
  • Delta State University, 1981, J.ED.
  • Delta State University, 1980, B.S.

Work History

  • Former Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Public Safety
  • Circuit Court Judge: 2nd Cir. Ct. District Assistant District Attorney, 2nd Cir. Ct. District

Bar Admissions

  • All Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Organizations

  • Mississippi State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Prosecutors Association (Past President)
  • Mississippi Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Past Chairman)
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Russell-Blass Chapter of American Inns of Court (Past Chairman)
  • Fellow, Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Academy of Court Appointed Masters (Former Commissioner)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Mississippi Chapter

Special Designations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America┬« 2020:
    - Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America┬« 2018:
    - Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants


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