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William B. Raiford

William B. RaifordAreas Of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1989
  • Tennessee, 1987
  • USDC WD Tenn, 1989
  • USDC Northern & Southern Districts, Mississippi, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2005
  • United States District Court, W.D. Ark, 1992

Education

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, BSM Magna Cum Laude, 1984
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, JD Cum Laude, 1987
    • Eastland Scholar
    • American Jurisprudence Awards (highest class grade): Torts I, Evidence, Civil Procedure II, Securities Regulation, Antitrust, Corporations and Corporate Taxation

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Assocation
  • Coahoma County Bar Association (President 1994-5)
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Elected

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Elected 2009 – present)
  • Mid South Super Lawyers (2006 – present)
    • Personal Injury:Medical Malpractice
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2010 – present)
  • Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year – 2014 Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs – Memphis Area

Verdicts

Co-lead counsel: Hill v. Ob/Gyn Associates, Shelby County, TN Circuit Court $23,600,000 verdict (At the time the largest malpractice verdict in Tennessee)

Email: will@chapman-lewis-swan.com