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J.Chase Bryan

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Chase Bryan concentrates his practice in the areas of:
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Financial Services and Insurance Litigation
  • Bank and Lender Liability Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Chase is a native Mississippian.  He is a shareholder at Young Wells Williams and has over 27 years of litigation and court room experience in the Southeastern United States. His diverse practice includes commercial litigation, bank and lender liability litigation, intellectual property litigation, environmental and toxic tort claims, personal injury defense and insurance and financial products litigation.  He has a substantial construction law practice and represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in all aspects of construction law from contract negotiations to arbitration and litigation disputes.

He majored in history in undergraduate school at Ole Miss and received a law degree from Ole Miss in 1992.  He spends time away from work playing golf, running, reading and spending time with his wife and three sons.  He also enjoys SEC football and cooking on his Big Green Egg.

In addition, he also writes a blog (https://southernlitigation.org/) which covers a variety of topics.  

Email him at cbryan@youngwells.com or call him at 601-360-9059 or follow him on twitter at @0golfer.

 

Education

Case History

  • Eaton Corp. v. Frisby, 133 So. 3d 735 (Miss. 2013) 
  • Standard & Poor’s Rating Agency Litigation, 949 F. Supp. 2d 1360 (U.S. Fed. 2013)
  • Hall v. Newmarket; 2012 WL 956413 (S.D. Miss. 2012) 
  • Higher One OneAccount Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., 908 F. Supp. 2d 1371 (U.S. Fed. 2012)
  • Miller v. Englehard Corporation; 95 So.3d 740 (2012)
  • Hall v. Newmarket; 2011 WL 4573312 (S.D. Miss. 2011) 
  • Tema-Lopez v. U.S. Conveyor Solutions, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 96329 (Miss. 2011)
  • Hall v. Newmarket; 747 F. Supp. 2d 711 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Miller v. Contental Mineral; 39 So.3d 998 (2010)
  • Community Bank v. Stuckey; 52 So.3d 1179 (2010)
  • Hall v. Newmarket; 2009 WL 2517026 (S.D. Miss. 2009) 
  • Community Bank of Mississippi v. Stuckey; 2009 WL 4263567 (Miss. 2009)
  • F. W. Burdine v. Teleflex Incorporated; 2009 WL 3180661 (N.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Truck Pro Holding Corp. v. Garner, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 98555 (Ala. 2009)
  • EMC Mortg. Corp. v. Carmichael; 17 So. 3d 1087 (Miss. 2008) 
  • Hall v. New Market; 2009 WL 5217026 (S.D. Miss. 2007) 
  • Reinhardt v. Commonwealth, 2007 Ky. App. Unpub. Lexis 1159 (KY Appeals 2007)
  • Cole v. Chevron; 554 F. Supp. 2d 655 (S.D. Miss. 2007) 
  • Edmonds v. Beneficial Mississippi, Inc.; 2007 WL 26837 (C.A. 5 (Miss. 2007))
  • Brown v. J.P. Morgan/Chase Bank & EMC Mortgage; 2006 WL 2095404 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Blount v. Aventis Pasteur; 2006 WL 839549 (S.D. Miss. 2006) 
  • Holder v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc.; 444 F. 3d 383 (C.A. 5 (Miss. 2006))
  • Edmond v. Beneficial; 2005 WL 2361913 (S.D. Miss. 2005) 
  • Edmonds v. Ben. Miss., Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 48842 (Miss. 2005)
  • Legg v. Wyeth; 2004 WL 1535808 (E.D. Pa.  2004)
  • Primerica Life Insurance Co. v Brown; 304 F.3d 469 (C.A. 5 (Miss. 2002))
  • Beasley v. Personal Finance Corporation; 279 B.R. 523 (S.D. Miss. 2002)
  • Henley v. Pers. Fin.Corp., 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 27512 (Miss. 2002)
  • Alpha Gulf Coast, Inc. v. Jackson; 801 So. 2d 709 (Miss. 2001)
  • Louis v. Wyeth-Ayerst Pharms. Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22694 (Miss. 2000)
  • Ross v. State, 9S.W.3d 878, (TX 2000)
  • Davis v. Smith; 749 So. 2d 1186 (Miss. 1999)
  • Arinder v. Danek Med., 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 9602 (Miss. 1999)
  • Varnado v. Danek Med., Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 18796 (Miss. 1999)
  • Coleman v. Danek Medical, Inc.; 43 F. Supp. 2d 637 (S.D. Miss. 1999)
  • Phillips v. New England Mutual Life Insurance Company; 36 F. Supp. 2d 345 (S.D. Miss. 1999)
  • McGowan v. Capital Center, Incorporated; 19 F. Supp. 2d 642 (S.D. Miss.998)
  • Pyramid Mining, Inc. v. The Hoke Company; 1997 WL 1037975 (W.D. Ky.)
  • First Mississippi Corporation v. Thunderbird Energy; 876 F. Supp.840 (S.D. Miss. 1995)
  • Dalton v. McLarty,  United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. December 02, 2016 671 Fed.Appx. 247 2016 WL 7046634 16-60417 
  • Dalton v. McLarty,   United States District Court, N.D. Mississippi, OXFORD DIVISION. May 20, 2016 Not Reported in F.Supp.3d 2016 WL 2968556 315CV000134SASAA 
  • Frisby Aerospace, LLC v. Eaton Corporation,   United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Jackson Division. August 16, 2011 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 13103962 3:11CV111-DPJ-FKB 
  • Liebke v. McReynolds,  United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Southern Division. November 07, 2017 Slip Copy 2017 WL 5158668 1:16CV137-LG-RHW
  • Nevins v. Jelliffe, United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Northern Division. March 15, 2017 Slip Copy 2017 WL 1017659 3:16-CV-472-WHB-JCG 
  • Radian Asset Assurance Inc. v. Madison County, Miss.,   United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Northern Division. April 20, 2015 Not Reported in F.Supp.3d 2015 WL 1780190 3:13-CV-686-CWR-LRA 
  • In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania. June 02, 2004 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2004 WL 1535808 CIV.A.03-20316 
  • Pearson v. Bozyan, Supreme Court of Rhode Island. August 09, 1957 86 R.I. 311 134 A.2d 387 EQ. 2566 
  • Patel v. BancorpSouth Bank, Court of Appeals of Mississippi. March 03, 2016 187 So.3d 1060 2016 WL 852770 2014-CA-01312-COA 

Publications

  • IADC Business Litigation Newsletter – September 2016 – “The Rise of Litigation Funding”
  • IADC Business Litigation Newsletter – Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements by and Against Non-Signatories – December 3, 2013
  • “Are Non-Economic Damages Caps Constitutional?” IADC Defense Counsel Journal, April 2013
  • “Freedom of Expression: Congressional Enactments Suppressing Free Expression Based on Content are Impermissible,” 61 Mississippi Law Journal 209
  • Blog – Southernlitigation.org

 

Lectures & Seminar Presentations

  • “Construction Law Bootcamp”-NBI 2019
  • “Are Damage Caps Constitutional?”   – IADC 2012 Annual Meeting 
  • “Insurance Coverage Issues” – NBI CLE 2012
  • “Reform of the Mississippi Judicial System and How to Keep it Going” – 2008 New Ideas in Naples: Addressing Mississippi’s Medical Challenges Multi-Specialty Continuing Medical Education Program
  • “Caps on Non-Economic Damages – Will They Last?” 2009 Multi-Specialty Physician Continuing Medical Education Medical Update

Other Achievements/Awards

  • The Mississippi Law Journal, Research Editor
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Business Litigation Committee)
  • Chambers USA Leading Individual: Litigation – General Commercial-2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013: Litigation – Environmental; Commercial Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent A-V™ Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers – Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi

Admitted

1992

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