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Luther T. Munford - Ridgeland, MS

Renaissance at Colony Park1020 Highland Colony ParkwaySuite 1400 Ridgeland, MS 39157

Updated: 01/04/2012

Ridgeland Appellate and Written Advocacy Lawyer

Overview

Luther Munford represents parties in commercial disputes. He also defends lawyers, represents news media clients, litigates constitutional issues, and handles federal and state civil appeals.

Mr. Munford is listed in the Mississippi litigation sections of both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2010) and The Best Lawyers in America (2012). Prior to joining Phelps, Mr. Munford served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul H. Roney in the U.S...

Luther Munford represents parties in commercial disputes. He also defends lawyers, represents news media clients, litigates constitutional issues, and handles federal and state civil appeals.

Mr. Munford is listed in the Mississippi litigation sections of both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2010) and The Best Lawyers in America (2012). Prior to joining Phelps, Mr. Munford served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul H. Roney in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Munford served as Chair of the Alumni Council of Princeton University from 1995 to 1997.

About Luther T. Munford

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Appellate and Written Advocacy
  • Drug and Device Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (Past President; Editor, )
  • Mississippi Special Committee on Judicial Campaign Intervention, - 2010 (Chair)
  • Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct Study Committee, 2009 - Present (Chair)
  • Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules to the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1992 - 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1990 - 2002 (Lawyers’ Advisory Committee)

Past Positions

  • Hon. Paul H. Roney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1976 - 1978
  • Justice Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1979
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Associate Professor, 1986 - 1989

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1976
    J.D.
    Law Review: University of Virginia Law Review, Member, Editorial Board, 1975 - 1976
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1973
    B.A.
    Honors: First Class
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1971
    A.B.

Articles

Published Works

  • "The Peacemaker Test: Designing Legal Rights to Reduce Legal Warfare", 12 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 377, 2007
  • Mississippi Appellate Practice, Mississippi Law Institute Press, 2007
  • "The Door to Open Government in Mississippi," in Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press, Tapping Officials' Secrets, 2006
  • "Survey of Mississippi Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media", MLRC, 50-State Survey 1995-96 Media Privacy and Related Law, 2006
  • "Supreme Court Seats: Recent Litigating Counts", National Law Journal, p.43., February 16, 2004
  • "So this Martian says to the Partner..." (with Research Source Form), The Practical Litigator, 2002
  • "Listening to Friends of the Court", 84 ABA Journal 128 August, 1998
  • "Why does the Curiae need an Amicus?", 1 Journal of Appellate Practice 279, 1999
  • "Public Comment on the Work of Federal Rules Committees", 9 Practical Litigator No.4 p.15, 1998

Office Information

Address

Renaissance at Colony Park1020 Highland Colony ParkwaySuite 1400 Ridgeland, MS 39157

Fax

  • (601) 985-4500

Achievements

Honors

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, - 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America, - 2012

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