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Jim Warren

Jim Warren is focused on resolving disputes. He brings knowledge of the law and strategic thinking to each engagement. His commitment to dispute resolution is backed up by a willingness and ability to take the case to trial should circumstances require.

Jim Warren has tried and won many types of cases in his career. He has obtained multimillion-dollar judgments and successfully defended cases seeking millions. Much of Mr. Warren’s practice is focused on insurance coverage as well as complex commercial litigation such as construction defect, product liability, and business disputes. He is admitted in Mississippi, Florida, the United States Virgin Islands, and the United States District Court in Puerto Rico. Mr. Warren has also tried and arbitrated cases in Tennessee, Missouri, California, and New York, and handled matters in many other states and countries. He is also a successful neutral, acting as mediator, arbitrator, and court-appointed special master. Mr. Warren is active in the Bar, serving in various roles.


  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation SectionTort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
      • Co-Chair, Damages, Defects, Scheduling and Experts Subcommittee of Construction Litigation Committee
      • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • The Mississippi Bar
    • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
    • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Former Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Task Force
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Former Chair, Gaming Law Section
  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Bar Association of the Virgin Islands
    • Former Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Mississippi
  • Court Annexed Mediator
  • Acted as Court Appointed Special Master, Hinds Chancery Court
  • Member, U.S. District Court Panel of Neutrals (Southern District)
  • FINRA Arbitrator
  • AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)


  • Mississippi State Court
  • Florida State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court, Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • General Civil Litigation and Arbitration
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Large Loss Subrogation
  • Commercial Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration
  • Vehicle Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Mediator/Arbitrator


  • Is Representation in an Arbitration Considered the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi? 79 Miss. L.J. Supra 44 (2009)
  • Co-author, To Expand Contractual Liability Exclusion or Not to Expand?, 22 Construction Litigation, No. 1 (Winter 2013)