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Edwin Stephen Williams

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In over 40 years of practice, Steve Williams has extensive experience in:

  • General business litigation
  • Construction law
  • Contract negotiations
  • Arbitration
  • Pursuit and defense of construction claims
    • Contract disputes
    • Bid disputes
    • Defective specifications
    • Change orders
    • Changed conditions
    • Delay claims
    • Terminations
    • Payment disputes
    • Lien claims
    • Bond claims
    • Miller Act claims
  • He represents a number of Mississippi contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners.
  • He is married to Linda Rabb Williams of Greenville, SC.  They have two children and five grandchildren.
Edwin Stephen Williams

Shareholder

In over 40 years of practice, Steve Williams has extensive experience in:

  • General business litigation
  • Construction law
  • Contract negotiations
  • Arbitration
  • Pursuit and defense of construction claims
    • Contract disputes
    • Bid disputes
    • Defective specifications
    • Change orders
    • Changed conditions
    • Delay claims
    • Terminations
    • Payment disputes
    • Lien claims
    • Bond claims
    • Miller Act claims
  • He represents a number of Mississippi contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners.
  • He is married to Linda Rabb Williams of Greenville, SC.  They have two children and five grandchildren.

Education

  • Davidson College, B.A. 1972, Economics
  • University of Mississippi Law Center, J.D. 1975

Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Capitol Area Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Section
  • Forum on Construction Industry

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Peer Rated A-V in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Listed in the 2010 – 2017 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, and Litigation – Construction.
  • Named The Best Lawyers 2014 Jackson, MS, Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Named The Best Lawyers 2017 Jackson, MS, Litigation – Construction “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation 
  • President, Jackson Young Lawyers Association, (1982-83)

Case History

  • D.T. v. Hinds Cnty. Young Court (In re J.T.), 188 So. 3d 1192
  • Zenergy, Inc. v. Performance Drilling Co., L.L.C., 603 Fed Appx. 289
  • Pinnacle Trust Co., L.L.C. v. McTaggart, 152 So. 3d 1123
  • Triangle Maint. Serv., LLC v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. (In re Triangle Maint. Serv., LLC), 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 1407
  • Triangle Maint. Serv., LLC v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. (In re Triangle Maint. Case No. 11-15142 Serv., LLC), 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 927
  • Murphy & Sons, Inc. v. DeSoto County Bd. of Supervisors, 122 So. 3d 87 (Miss. 2013)
  • City of Jackson v. Byram Incorporators, 16 So. 3d 662 (Miss.2009)
  • Billy E. Burnett, Inc. v. Pontotoc County Bd. of Supervisors, 940 So. 2d 241 (Miss. 2006)
  • McWhorter v. Cal-Maine Farms, Inc., __ So.2d __, 2005 WL 729435 (Miss., Mar 31, 2005)
  • Roxco, Ltd. v. United States, 60 Fed. Cl. 39 (2004)
  • Young v. Hooker, 753 So. 2d 456 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Pyca Industries, Inc. v. Harrison County Wasterwater Management Dist., 177 F.3d 351, 43 Fed. R. Serv. 3d 1258 (5th Cir. Miss. 1999)
  • Mississippi State Highway Comm’n v. Patterson Enterprises, Ltd., 627 So. 2d 261 (Miss. 1993)
  • Associated Dealers Supply, Inc. v. Mississippi Roofing Supply, Inc., 589 So. 2d 1245 (Miss. 1991)
  • Martin v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 776 F. Supp. 1172, 14 Emp. Ben. Cas. (BNA) 1866 (S.D. Miss. 1991)
  • In re Little, 126 B.R. 861 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 1991)
  • Defenbaugh and Co. of Leland, Inc. v. Rogers, 543 So. 2d 1164 (Miss. 1989)
  • Denley v. Peoples Bank of Indianola, 553 So. 2d 494 (Miss. 1989)
  • Rankin v. First Bank of Southwest Mississippi, 505 So. 2d 1203 (Miss. 1987)
  • Unifirst Federal Sav. & Loan v. Tower Loan of Mississippi, Inc., 524 So. 2d 290 (Miss. 1986)
  • Deweese Nelson Realty v. Equity Services Co., 502 So. 2d 310 (Miss. 1986)
  • Sidag Acktiengesellschaft v. Smoked Foods Products Co., Inc., 776 F.2d 1270 (5th Cir. 1985)
  • Tower Loan of Mississippi, Inc. v. Professional Investors Life Ins. Co., 475 So. 2d 822 (Miss. 1985)
  • First Nat. Bank of Jackson v. Huff, 441 So. 2d 1317 (Miss. 1983)
  • Sampia v. Horizon Homes, Inc., 422 So. 2d 284 (Miss. 1982)
  • Pacific International Condominiums, Inc. v. Smith, 420 So. 2d 559 (Miss. 1982)
  • Sherwin-Williams Co. v. Sarrett, 419 So. 2d 1332, 42 A.L.R.4th 89, 34 UCC Rep. Serv. 1619 (Miss. 1982)
  • Camellia Bay Corp. v. Travelers Indem. Co., 392 So. 2d 520 (Miss. 1981)
  • Hamilton v. Bradford, 502 F. Supp. 822, 31 Fed. R. Serv. 2d 1030 (S.D. Miss. 1980)
  • Barrett v. Moffitt, 381 So. 2d 624 (Miss. 1980)
  • Maloch v. McDonald, 374 So. 2d 839 (Miss. 1979)
  • Village Fair Shopping Center Co. v. Sam Broadhead Trust; 588 F.2d 431 (5th Cir. 1979)
  • In re Stewart, 571 F.2d 958 (5th Cir. 1978)
  • ABC Finance Corp. v. Auditor of Public Accounts, 339 So. 2d 555 (Miss. 1976)

Publications

  • “Change Orders and Construction Claims,” 2005 (co-author)
  • “Mississippi Construction Law,” 2000
  • “Advanced Construction Law in Mississippi,” 1995
  • “Successful Judgment Collections in Mississippi,” 1993.
  • Casenote, 45 Mississippi Law Journal 267, 1974

Other Achievements/Awards

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Business Manager, Mississippi Law Journal 1974-1975
  • The Mississippi Lawyer, 1976-1977, Editor

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • All Mississippi state courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court

Civic

  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Madison, MS, Senior Warden, 2011-2012

Admitted

  • 1975

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