ROBERT A. BIGGS, III
Phone: 601.713.6336
bbiggs@bislawyers.com

After graduating from the Ole Miss Law School in May 1976, Bob spent one year (1976-1977) as a law clerk to the Chief Judge for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Upon completion of his clerkship, he immediately entered the practice of law focusing his practice in Litigation. For 42 years he has been actively engaged in a general trial practice in all Mississippi courts, state and federal. He is a former President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers and an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Transportation Lawyers Association (T.L.A.), a Mid South Super Lawyer in the areas of  Personal Injury Defense and Civil Litigation and selected to Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. His trial experience has focused on representation of Corporate, Commercial Business and Insurance clients. Specialized areas of his practice include transportation law, the defense of common carrier and independent trucking companies in the defense of catastrophic personal injury claims, premises liability, products liability, business torts and insurance coverage litigation. Bob is a certified mediator for the Mississippi State Bar and a certified panel commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and NAMS.

EDUCATION

University of Mississippi, J.D. (1976)

University of Mississippi, B.S. (1973)

Law Clerk to Chief Judge of 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (1976-1977)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Mississippi State and Federal Courts

Supreme Court of Mississippi, 1976

Federal District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1978

Federal District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1978

Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1978

DISTINCTIONS

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Member, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

President, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (2003)

Selected to Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Selected Mid South Super Lawyers in the areas of Personal Injury Defense and Civil Litigation

Member, Scribes

Listed in Bests Recommended Insurance Directory for over 40 Years

Member, Task Force for Judicial Reform by Appointment of Chief Justice Edwin Pittman, Mississippi Supreme Court (2002)

Elected Member Board of Bar Commissioners, The Mississippi Bar

Chairman of the Litigation Section, The Mississippi Bar

Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation, District Trustee (2002-2005)

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Selected Mississippi Business Journal - Leadership in Law

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Member, Counsel on Litigation Management

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

The American Lawyer and Martindale Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in America in Insurance Law, 2013

Defense Research Institute (Trucking & Insurance Sections)

American Bar Association (Litigation & TIPS Sections)

Association of Former Federal Law Clerks

Member, Transportation Lawyers Association

Member, Scribes

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Certified AAA, NAMS Arbitrator in Areas of Commercial and Transportation Law

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

REPORTED DECISIONS

Floy Estelle Davis Burnett, by and through Eugene L. Fair, Guardian Ad Litem v. Ruin Joseph Burnett, et al., 362 So.2d 828 (Miss. 1978)

Billy J. Ervin v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company, et al., 365 So.2d 1208 (Miss. 1979)

Onesifrus McKey v. Mississippi Bank & Trust Company, 366 So.2d 234 (Miss. 1979)

Herschel Brickell, Individually and as McKey-McPhail, Inc. v. First National Bank, 373 So.2d 1013 (Miss. 1979)

Upton's Carpet Floor Covering, Inc. v. Max Hodges, 379 So.2d 543 (Miss. 1980)

Mary L. Farrier v. The Mississippi Bank, 390 So.2d 596 (Miss. 1980)

Bonnie C. Berg v. Dennis E. Gray and Gray's Flying Service, Inc., 421 So.2d 487 (Miss. 1982)

W.L. Pittman, et al. v. Charles L. Pittman, 424 So.2d 1286 (Miss. 1983)

The Mississippi Bank v. Steve Randall Kelly, Jr., a minor, by and through his Guardian, Rebecca Ann S. Kelly, 445 So.2d 849 (Miss. 1984)

Dale J. Leininger v. Merchants &Farmers Bank, Macon, MS & Charles G. Perkins & W.L. Stokes, 481 So.2d 1086 (Miss. 1986)

John B. Hooker and Mrs. Madison Hooker v. B.E. Grantham, Jr. Trustee of Clinton Gilliam Rotenberry and Minnie B. Rotenberry Trusts, 487 So.2d 234 (Miss. 1986)

General Equipment Manufacturers v. Coco Bros, Inc., 702 F.Supp. 608 (S.D. Miss. 1988)

Sherry Dees, individually and as next friend of her minor children, Trisha Doyle, Cheryl, Doyle, and Charlotte Dees v. Robert Shawn Hallum, et al., 721 F.Supp 789 (N.D. Miss. 1989)

California Union Insurance Company v. City of Walnut Grove, MS, et al. v. Federal Insurance Company (Third Party Defendant) v. Dan Bottrell Agency, Inc. (Third Party Defendant), 857 F.Supp. 515 (S.D. Miss. 1994)

Pamela Hobson, Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Charles Hobson v. Waggoner Engineering, Inc. & National Seal Company, 878 So.2d 68 ( Miss. Ct. App. 1999)

Louis Johnson, et al. v. Heublein, Inc., et al., 227 F.3d 236 (5th Cir. 2000)

Copiah County Board of Supervisors v. Motor Classics, Ltd. And Charles Kemp, 269 F.Supp.2d 763 (S.D. Miss. 2003)

James Henry Morgan v. Powe Timber Company, et al., 367 F.Supp.2d 1032 (S.D. Miss. 2005)

John B. Morgan v. Powe Timber Company, et al., 2006 WL 1272950 (S.D. Miss. 2006)

Almond v. Flying J Gas Co., 957 So.2d 437 (Miss. Ct. App. 2007)

In re Dissolution of the Marriage of Bryan Thomas Robbins, Sr. and Nan W. Robbins, 744 So.2d 394 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999)

Manfredi v. Harrell Contracting Grp., LLC, 228 So.3d 807 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016), cert. denied 223 So.3d 786 (Miss. 2017)