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MEMBERS OF FIRM
WILLIAM L. SHAPPLEY: Position: Member. Born Jackson, Mississippi, October 8, 1949; admitted to bar, 1973, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Mississippi (B.P.A., 1971; J.D., 1973). Phi Delta Phi. Business Manager, Editorial Board, Mississippi Law Journal, 1972-1973. Member: Warren County Bar Association; The Mississippi Bar. Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Oil and Gas Law; Gaming Law; Commercial Transactions. Internet: wsbr@vicksburg.com AV Peer Review Board

ROBERT R. BAILESS: Position: Member. Born Birmingham, Alabama, November 2, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Education: University of Mississippi (B.B.A., 1973; J.D., 1976). Phi Alpha Delta. Member: Warren County and American Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar. Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Riparian Rights Law; Corporations Law; Wills and Estates Law. Internet: rbailess@wsbrlaw.com AV Peer Review Board

KENNETH B. RECTOR: Position: Member. Born Columbus, Mississippi, June 29, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; 1989, Illinois and U.S. District Court (Trial Bar), Northern District of Illinois. Education: University of Mississippi (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977). Phi Alpha Delta. Member: Warren County Bar Association; The Mississippi Bar (Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyer's Division, 1987-1988). Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Corporation Law; Employment Practices; Banking Law. Internet: krector@wsbrlaw.com AV Peer Review Board

ASSOCIATES

KAY S. RECTOR:  Position:  Associate.  Born, Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 8, 1966; admitted to the bar, 1992, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Education:  Northeast Louisiana University (B.A., cum laude, 1988); Louisiana State University (J.D., 1991).  Member:  Warren County and Louisiana State Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar.  Practice Areas:  Banking law; Commercial Transactions; Personal Injury; Family Law; Creditor Bankruptcy; Wills; Estates Law.  Internet: ksrector@wsbrlaw.com  BV Peer Review Board

ALLISON M. BREWER.  Position:  Associate. Born Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 10, 1978; admitted to the bar, 2004, Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  Education:  University of Mississippi (B.A., 2000); Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., 2003).  Articles Editor, Law Review. Judicial Clerk, Mississippi Court of Appeals, 2004.  Member: Warren County and American Bar Associates; The Mississippi Bar.  Practice Areas:  Corporate Law; Employment Law; Commercial Transactions; Commercial Litigation; Banking Law.  Internet: abrewer@wsbrlaw.com

VALERIE ANNE ALLISON.  Position:  Associate. Born Memphis, Tennessee, October 22, 1968; admitted to the bar, 2004, Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Education:  Mississippi State University (B.A., 1998); University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphries School of Law (J.D., 2003).  Judicial Clerk, Shelby County Circuit Court(2002-2003)
Member:
Warren County and American Bar Associates; The Mississippi Bar.  Practice Areas:  Family Law; Medical Malpractice; Civil Litigation; Commercial Transactions. Internet: vallison@wsbrlaw.com


OF COUNSEL

JOHN C. WHEELESS JR.: Position: Of Counsel. Born Port Gibson, Mississippi, April 6, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Mississippi (B.A., 1962; J.D., 1965). Phi Delta Phi. Moot Court Board, 1964-1965. Member: Warren County and American Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar. Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Banking Law; Corporations Law; Agriculture Law; Bankruptcy Law.

WILLIAM G. BEANLAND: Deceased. 1927-2001

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Trustmark National Bank; Mississippi Southern Bank; R.R. Morrison & Son, Inc. (Fast Lane Stores); Waring Oil Co. (Interstate Food Stop); Soterra, Incorporated; Vicksburg Post; Equitable Life Assurance Society; Terminal Warehouse Services; Vicksburg Factory Outlet; Vicksburg Bridge Commission; Rite Aid Corporation; General Motors Corp; Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S.; Casino America (Isle of Capri Casino); Ameristar Casino Vicksburg; Vicksburg Airport Authority.


APPROVED ATTORNEYS FOR: Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co.; Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.; First American Title Insurance Co.; Chicago Title Insurance Co.; Farmers Home Administration; Farm Credit Bank of Texas.


REFERENCE: Trustmark National Bank.


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