MARY McKAY GRIFFITH (mgriffith@jlpalaw.com )

Mary McKay has been with the firm since April 1, 2005. Mary McKay is the child of a farming family, native to the Mississippi Delta. She attended the Mississippi School for Math and Science and Millsaps College. Upon graduation from Millsaps College, Mary McKay lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a legislative aide for United States Senator Thad Cochran. She then obtained her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2002. While working her way through college and law school, Mary McKay worked as a paralegal in Jackson, Mississippi. She then worked as an intern with the Hinds County District Attorney. After completing law school, she served as law clerk to Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Smith. While still in Jackson, Mary McKay worked as a prosecuting attorney for the Hinds County District Attorney.

Mary McKay returned to Cleveland in 2005 to join the firm that is now Jacks Griffith Luciano, P.A. She is a partner in the firm, maintaining a diverse practice which draws upon her education, life experience, and people skills. Mary McKay’s litigation practice includes general liability claims for both plaintiffs and defendants, defense of public officials, defense of public sector claims under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act, defense of public sector employment claims under Title VII and the Civil Rights Act, and liability claims arising from law enforcement. She also manages private and public entity agricultural real estate, performs guardian ad litem work protecting the interests of children, and represents creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Mary McKay is a member of the Mississippi and Bolivar County Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Mississippi as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She lives with her husband (an avid Ole Miss fan) and children in downtown Cleveland (and sometimes Ocean Springs).