Butler Snow attorneys in Gulfport were named to the list of 2017 Best Lawyers in America, an honor based on a peer-reviewed survey of more than 50,000 attorneys:
Robert Galloway, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, product liability litigation, professional malpractice law and real estate law; John Harral, baking and finance law as well as banking and finance litigation; Michael Hewes, product liability litigation; and Richard Sliman, insurance law.
The city of Biloxi recognized employees for their service by presenting Longevity Awards during August’s City Council meeting.
25 years of service: Keith Capehart, Fire Department.
20 years of service: John Hargrove, Public Works Department; Aldon Helmert, Elizabeth Manna, Michael Mason and Bryan Vincent, Police Department
15 years of service: Robert Jolly, Vickie Lee-Fletcher and Jay Morgan, Police Department; Melba McIlwain and Tanja Webber, Parks and Recreation Department
10 years of service: Amanda Canaan and James Lee, Parks and Recreation Department; Karen Kincaid and Carl Short, Police Department; and Kenneth Franklin, Administration Department
5 years of service: Christopher Baker, Public Works Department; Anthony Bishop, Community Development Department; Regina Bossier, Administration Department; and Amanda Williams, Community Development Department.
Retired Maj. Gen. James Garner of Biloxi was re-elected as chairman of the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board. Garner was originally appointed to the board by former Gov. Haley Barbour and was re-appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant.
Joe Boney, Biloxi fire chief, was named Mississippi director of the Southeastern division’s executive board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Boney will represent Mississippi in his position for two years.
South Mississippi attorneys and judges served as facilitators of the Mississippi Bar’s Law School Orientation on Professionalism program held at the Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Mississippi Law School:
Judge David Ishee of Gulfport, Maxine Lawson-Conway of Moss Point, Karen Sawyer of Gulfport and Judge Larry Wilson of Pascagoula. Facilitators were selected based on their professional histories as respected individuals who consistently uphold legal and ethical obligations.
Gardner Realtors announced new employees who joined the Gulfport office in June and July: Laureen “Laurie” Cox, Cheryl Johnson, Tiffany Montgomery, Elliot Robles, Nydia Robles, Stephany Robles and Denise Spivacke.