Background and Experience
Jeff has offices in Hattiesburg, Lucedale and Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Jeff practices commercial and general litigation, consumer advocacy and bankruptcy, and personal injury. He also represents clients in matters related to DUI and criminal defense. Currently, he has reopened the Business Services aspect of his practice, in an effort to assist business clientele as they navigate through a wide array of matters ranging from pre-formation to dissolution.
Jeff interned with the Mississippi Attorney General and was a judicial clerk to the Hon. James M. Moody, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. He then practiced with the law firms of Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell, P.A. (Gulfport); Allen, Vaughn, Cobb & Hood, P.A. (Gulfport); and McGlinchey-Stafford, P.L.L.C. (Jackson) before establishing the Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Pierce, P.L.L.C. in 2009. Currently, Jeff is pursuing a LL.M. (Masters of Law), with Concentration in Business Transactions from the University of Alabama School of Law, a top ranked tier one law school. In 1994, Jeff graduated from the University of Alabama (B.A., honors) where he was an All-American rugby player. In 1999, Jeff graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law (J.D.), in the top 1/4th of the class, where he also received an award for pro bono service as a C.A.S.A. advocate. Prior to enrolling in law school, Jeff studied for a M.A. (English Literature, focus Anglo-Saxon) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since entering law school, Jeff has made Mississippi his home.
In addition to his legal practice, Jeff has been an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, Tulane University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He has devoted many years to serving the Mississippi Bar, by way of his service on the Mississippi Board of Bar Admission's Character and Fitness Committee (2004-present), his four year term as a member of the Mississippi Bar's Ethics Committee (2004-2008, publishing three ethics opinions) and his one year involvement with the pilot Professionalism Program (2008). Jeff has published numerous law related articles; his most recent published by the American Bar Association. He regularly speaks at seminars throughout the state on topics related to litigation and bankruptcy. In 2011, he graduated from Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp in Shelby, North Carolina, where he received specialized training in matters related to mortgage servicing, foreclosure fraud, and bankruptcy litigation. Jeff is a former member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyer's Association (MDLA), where he was a member of the Board of Directors, was the Young Lawyer's Liaison, and was a member of MDLA Quarterly Editorial Board. Jeff also established the MDLA Professor Endowment for the Mississippi College School of Law. Jeff is now an active member of the Mississippi Association for Justice, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Jeffrey G. Pierce
902 West Pine Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401