specializing in trial and appellate practice,
administrative practice, and environmental law
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P.O. Box 16807
Jackson, MS 39236
4450 Old Canton Rd
Suite 111
Jackson, MS 39211

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John G. Corlew

Direct Dial  601.364.2761
Email  jcorlew@cmslawyers.com

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B.A., University of Mississippi, 1965
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1968
Vanderbilt Law Review, Managing Editor
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Legal Experience

Admitted to Mississippi Bar, 1968
Law Clerk, United States District Judge,
       Southern District of Mississippi, 1968-1969
Private Law Practice, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 1969-1984
Private Law Practice, Jackson, Mississippi, since 1984


Litigation; Administrative Practice; Appellate Practice

Professional Activities

American Inns of Court
Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter, Past Vice President
Jackson County Bar Association, Past President
Lawyers Advisory Committee, United States Court of
       Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2001-2004
Mississippi Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Mississippi state and federal courts
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
       and the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Supreme Court


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates: Past President, Mississippi Chapter
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Bet-the-Company Litigation,
       Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Mass Tort Litigation,
       Banking and Finance Litigation, Environmental Litigation
Listed in Chambers USA–America's Leading Lawyers for
Environment, Commercial Litigation
Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers: one of Mississippi’s top 50 lawyers
Mississippi Bar Foundation; Fellow; Trustee, 1995-1998
Hinds County Bar Association Professionalism Award 2007
Mississippi Bar Foundation Professionalism Award 2013


Books: Damages Law for Mississippi Trial Practice, 2006
The Mississippi Jury: Law and Practice, 1997

Community Service

Governor's Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee 2004 - 2012
Mississippi State Senate, 1973-1980;
Appropriations Committee, Chairman, 1979;
Legislative Audit Committee, Chairman, 1978;
Constitution Committee, Chairman, 1975-1979
State Board of Public Welfare, Chairman, 1980-1984