Johnny Givens, Associate

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12768
Jackson, MS 39236

Physical Address:
825 Ridgewood Road
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Telephone: (601) 957-1173
Faxcsimile: (601) 957-7366
email:  johnny@portermalouf.com

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury [Plaintiff]
Products Liability
Pharmaceutical Litigation
Motor Vehicle Accidents [Plaintiff]
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home
Toxic Torts
Asbestos
Silica

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Matters:

Pollard v. Sherwin-Williams Co., 955 So.2d 764 (Miss. 2007): (Summary Judgment granted against the Plaintiffs by the Circuit Court and upheld by Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for trial by the Mississippi Supreme Court).

Kennedy v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., 30 So.3d 333 (Miss. 2010): Successfully had the trial court's grant of directed verdict reversed on appeal. The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded for a new trial.

Carpenter v. Berry, 58 So.3d 1158 (Miss. 2011): Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the Chancery Court's order setting aside a minor's settlement thereby allowing the minor an opportunity to pursue his claims against the treating nurse in this birth trauma case.

Bar Admissions:

Mississippi, 2004
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2004
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2004
American Association for Justice

Memberships:

Mississippi Bar Association
Hinds County Bar Association
Jackson Young Lawyers Association
Mississippi Association for Justice
American Association for Justice

Education and Work Experience:

Law Clerk, Mississippi Court of Appeals, The Honorable Donna M. Barnes, 2004-2005
University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 2004 J.D.
University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, 2000 B.S., cum laude
Major: Biology

Published Works:

"The Jones Act," Gaming Law Review, Volume 9, Number 5, 2005


Paralegals

Greta Vaughn greta@portermalouf.com

Jane Berry jberry@portermalouf.com

Danielle Wilkinson dwilkinson@portermalouf.com