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W. Wayne Drinkwater

W. Wayne Drinkwater

Partner

Expertise

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Appellate

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Profile

Wayne Drinkwater has extensive experience in major business, commercial and constitutional litigation. Over the years, he has tried some of Mississippi’s most significant cases. Wayne has also handled more than 70 appeals, arguing more than 30 of them in state and federal courts across the United States.

A former law clerk of Chief Justice Warren Burger at the Supreme Court of the United States, Wayne is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America® in four litigation fields. He is also recognized as a Star Individual in the field of Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1974

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1974, summa cum laude
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1971, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Complex Business Litigation | Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability | Securities and Shareholder Litigation

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