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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Virginia T. Munford

Direct Dial  601.364.2763
Email  vmunford@cmslawyers.com

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B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1972
J.D., cum laude, Tulane University, 1979
Moot Court Board, Tulane Law School

Legal Experience

Admitted to Mississippi Bar, 1979
Summer law clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1978
Private Law Practice, Jackson, Mississippi, since 1979


Environmental Law; Administrative Practice; Appellate Practice

Professional Activities

Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
       (member, IOLTA Grants Committee)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Board of Directors, MS Volunteer Lawyers Project
Chair, Mississippi Bar Committee
        on Delivery of Legal Services 2007-08
Chair, Mississippi Bar Section on Natural Resource,
        Environmental and Energy Law, 2002-03
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Task Force
        on Brownfields Regulations
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Task Force
        on Risk-Based Cleanup of UST Sites
Chair, Task Force of Major Law Firms on Pro-Bono Service
Professionalism Award, Women's Student Bar
        Association, Mississippi College School of Law,1991
Mississippi Women Lawyers' Association
Mississippi Center for Justice service award 2007

Court Admissions

All Mississippi state and federal courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law and
       Environmental Litigation
Listed in Chambers USA —America's Leading Lawyers
       for Business
: Environment

Community Service

Lay Leader, Galloway United Methodist Church 2011
Chair, Galloway United Methodist Church Staff-Parish Committee, 2006
Board of Directors, Millsaps College Center for Ministry, 1999-03
City of Jackson Planning Board, 1987-90
Chair, St. Andrew's Upper School,
       Parents' Search Committee for Principal, 2006
Jackson Public Schools and St. Andrew's Episcopal
       School, PTA Board member and volunteer, 1987-2005