J-G-L Ends Year and Starts 2017 With Major Victories for Mississippi Counties

On December 29, 2016, SUMMARY JUDGMENT was affirmed in the matter of a former detainee who disputed the quality of medical care provided in the Desoto County Adult Detention Facility.

Danny Griffith and former partner Mike Carr handled the appeal.

On January 03, 2017 SUMMARY JUDGMENT was granted in favor of all defendants in the matter of allegations of wrongful arrest by a subject who was arrested, tried, convicted and later acquitted on appeal from assault charges which arose from a long term boundary-line dispute between relatives in Calhoun County.  Danny Griffith and Mary McKay Griffith handled the case.

On January 11, 2017 SUMMARY JUDGMENT was granted in favor of all defendants in the matter of a former inmate in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility claiming the loss of sight in his right eye. Danny Griffith and Hollie Moore handled the case.

 

Firm Achieves Summary Judgment for Delta City

On July 25, 2016, a renewed motion for summary judgment was granted in favor of a Delta city, defended by J-G-L. The matter involved federal claims arising from the suicide of a detainee in a local holding cell.  Danny Griffith and Jamie Jacks handled disposition of the case after an initial motion for summary judgment had been denied to allow for discovery . 

Griffith Joins Jacks Luciano - now "Jacks Griffith Luciano"

Gerald Jacks, Arnold Luciano and Jamie Jacks are pleased to announce that Daniel "Danny" Griffith has joined the law firm as partner. The firm will be known as "Jacks Griffith Luciano". Danny brings a wealth of experience in all facets of the law, but has particular expertise in the defense of public entities including municipalities, police departments and officers, supervisors and public school officials and employees.

Danny is a native of Cleveland.  He graduated Cleveland High School, Delta State University and Ole Miss Law School.   Danny has practiced law in Cleveland for over 25 years and is a peer review rated attorney with the highest available rating.   He has served as President of the Bolivar County Bar, Chair of the Government Law section of the Mississippi Bar and belongs to numerous professional organizations.   Danny’s governmental entity based practice has included service as school board attorney, public lands attorney and city attorney.  Danny serves as defense panel counsel with multiple public entity defense carriers.  His litigation practice focuses on state and federal civil litigation.  Danny has appeared as lead counsel in over 150 federal civil cases in the Northern District of Mississippi, primarily defending police officers, school teachers and their public employers.   Danny has had the honor of arguing as lead counsel before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleanson multiple occasions.   A combination of this experience and coming from a family of attorneys with similar areas of practice has allowed Danny the opportunity to address bar and insurance groups on continuing education topics in the areas of civil rights and public entity defense.  His public entity practice also includes risk management lectures to the public employees ranging from civil service workers to newly elected County Supervisors.  

Mississippi Court of Appeals Finds School District had Grounds for Non-renewal

Jacks Griffith Luciano recently successfully defended the Cleveland School District in a principal non-renewal case. The former employee argued the district did not have enough evidence justifying the non-renewal. On appeal to the Mississippi Court of Appeals, the high court found the district had sufficient grounds to issue the non-renewal and affirmed the district's employment decision.