Michael J. McElhaney, Jr.



Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • State and Federal Worker’s Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Bar, Mississippi (1975)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • University of Mississippi (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1968; Master’s Degree in Engineering Science, 1970)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (M.B.A., 1971)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 1975)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Moot Court Board
  • President of the Law School Student Body

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Associations and Memberships

  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Pascagoula City Recreation Commission Member
  • Pascagoula City Strategic Plan Steering Committee Member

Reported Cases

  • Mississippi Chemical Corporation v William C. Rogers (1979) - Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Delores Lee v Singing River Hospital (2004) - Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • United States Department of Labor (Long Shore) Stephen S. Valentine v Petra Contractors (1999) - Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court S.D. Miss Kathleen L. Ketzel v Mississippi Riverboat Corporation (1994) - Mississippi Court of Appeals