Current View:

This content is provided by J William Manuel.

Practice Areas

Will focuses his practice primarily on commercial and employment litigation. He has handled various disputes for both large and small businesses in both Mississippi and other jurisdictions.

Will's clients include numerous manufacturers and commercial interests as well as various insurance and financial services companies. He has worked to defend these clients in both MDL litigation and individual actions brought in Mississippi. Will also has experience in advising businesses on issues involving age discrimination, sexual harassment and wage/overtime disputes. His focus is on active litigation from the initial discovery process through trial.


The Best Lawyers in America; Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star - Mississippi; Mid-South Super Lawyers, Top 50 - Mississippi; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Diversity Leadership Award

Professional Memberships

Capital Area Bar Association, President; American Board of Trial Advocates,

Mississippi Chapter, President; Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute


JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1994); BA, Mississippi State University (1990), magna cum laude, Harry S. Truman Scholar