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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.

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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