James H. Neeld, III

Of Counsel

Prior to becoming of counsel, James H. Neeld, III practiced in the areas of corporate and securities law with extensive experience in business matters.

He served for decades as General Counsel and Secretary of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the largest producer of shell eggs in North America, which is publicly traded (NASDAQ: CALM). 


  • B.B.A., 1958, University of Mississippi
  • L.L.B., 1960, University of Mississippi School of Law


  • The Mississippi Bar

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Peer Rated A-V in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Case History

  • Wholey v. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., 700 So. 2d 291 (Miss. 1997)
  • Wholey v. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., 530 So. 2d 136 (Miss. 1988)
  • Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. v. Duvic, 264 So. 2d 383 (Miss. 1972)
  • Kemp v. Atlas Fertilizer & Chemical Co., 199 So. 2d 52 (Miss. 1967)
  • Kemp v. Atlas Fertilizer & Chemical Co., 197 So. 2d 485 (Miss. 1967)

Other Achievements/Awards

Following law school, he was selected to clerk for Judge John D. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, sitting in Cincinnati. While with Judge Martin, he gained experience not only in federal appellate work, but also active trial experience in U.S. District Courts in the cities of Detroit, Memphis and Miami.

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