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Lance Stevens

1855 Lakeland Drive, Ste. P-121
Jackson MS 39216
(800) 500-1990

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HURT?  We can help.

 

Being injured or ill can be physically painful, debilitating, emotionally exhausting, and financially devastating. Millions of American families are left in debt after receiving medical attention for an injury and others suffer from the impact of missing work, whether for a short time or a lifetime.  Even more walk around with painful or disfiguring injuries that medicine simply cannot fix.  Their families often suffer with them.

 

If you or someone you love has sustained any type of injury in an accident caused by another person or business, it is important that you have a Stevens and Ward personal injury lawyer review your situation immediately.  We have recovered over $130 million for the victims of injuries in just the last decade and our combined 47 years of personal injury legal experience can help insure your claim gets the respect, and compensation, it deserves.  We have a large, friendly, capable and creative staff to support the needs of your claim.

 

We can help you in many areas of personal injury law.

 

  • About Lance Stevens:

    Education:
    University of Alabama, B.A., 1984 , Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1988

    Practice Areas :
    Personal Injury Law

    Membership:
    The Mississippi Bar; Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Charles Clark Inns of Court; Mississippi Legal Institute (Board member); Hinds County Bar Association.

    Admissions:
    1988, Mississippi; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

    Lance Stevens has been practicing nothing but injury law for over a dozen years. He is the former President of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association for the year 2000-2001, a group representing all 1,000 of the best trial lawyers in the state. Lance has also received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award in Mississippi in 1999 and 2005, the only lawyer to receive the award twice, and the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in the U.S. from the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in 1999, a group composed of tens of thousands of trial lawyers across the country.

    Lance has been invited to speak to lawyers across the country, and on two Caribbean islands, on topics such as bad faith, jury selection, closing arguments, subrogation and uninsured motorist law. He has published numerous papers and is currently the author of the jury verdict chapter in Mississippi Civil Procedure, the leading text in the state on the subject.

    On a personal note, Lance is the father of four children and happily married to Beth Stevens. He has twice served as the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) President at the local public elementary school. His hobbies include golf and politics.

    About Roderick Ward:

    Rod Ward has also ben practicing injury law for over 24years. He is a Lifetime Member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the MTLA Board of Governors as well as chairing committees for MTLA. Rod has spoken to Mississippi lawyers in the area of workers compensation bad faith and been published in the leading trial lawyer magazine on that issue. His case, Rogers v. Hartford, is widely considered the leading appellate decision in the state on workers comp bad faith.

    In 2007, Rod was named one of the Top 500 Trial Lawyers in America by LAWDRAGON. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has received the MTLA Stone Pony award for outstanding service as a member. Rod has also held positions with the Mississippi State Bar and the Hinds County Bar Association.

    Rod is married to Shawn Ward and they have three children. Rod coaches the Stevens & Ward soccer and baseball teams, both of which have had great success. He also plays golf and hunts.


    Bar Admissions:
    Mississippi, 1987


    Education:
    Mississippi State University, B.S.,
    Starkville, MS-1984

    University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D.
    Oxford, MS-1987

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
    Member of Board of Governors

    Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Committee Chair
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member
    Mississippi Bar Member
    Hinds County Association Member
     
     

     
    Areas of Practice:
    Insurance Law - Litigation & Appeals - Medical Malpractice - Motor Vehicle Accidents
    Commercial Vehicle Accidents - Nursing Home Injuries - Personal Injury--General
    Products Liability Law - Professional Malpractice - Toxic Torts - Workers' Compensation
     

    Representative Cases:
    Brown v. Pearl River Opportunity, Inc., 627 So. 2d 308 (Miss.?1993)
    Marcum v. Miss. Valley Gas Co., 587 So. 2d 223 (Miss.?1989)
    City of Jackson v. Williamson, CA U-95-CA-01072-COA (Miss. Ct. App.?1997)
    City of Jackson v. Williamson, 740 So. 2d 818 (Miss.?1999)
    Rogers v. Hartford Casualty & Indem., 113 F. 3d 309 (5th Cir.?1998)
    Rogers v. Quick Change, 663 So. 2d 585 (Miss.?1995)
    Hare v. State of Mississippi, 733 So. 2d 277 (Miss.?1999)
    Pickens v. Seimans (C.A.Miss.?1999)

    Litigation Percentage:
    100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

    Bar Admissions:
    Mississippi, 1987

    Education:
    University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, MS, 1987
    J.D.

    Professional Associations and Memberships:
    Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
    Member of the Board of Governors


    Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
    Committee Chair


    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Member


    Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
    Lifetime Member


    Mississippi Bar
    Member


    Hinds County Bar Association
    Member 

    Please Call : (800) 500-1990


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