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Jim Waide Named One of Top Ten Lawyers in Mississippi

Rachel Pierce Waide Named to Mississippi's Top 50 Leaders in Law

Rachel Pierce Wade Named to Top Young Professionals

Waide Named Top 10 Lawyers


Jim Waide, a native of Clay County, Mississippi, and founder and managing partner of Waide and Associates, PA, was named one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal. Waide was honored at a dinner in Jackson, Mississippi on November 4, 2010.

A graduate of West Point High School and Millsaps College, Waide spent three years in the Marine Corps, including one year as a forward observer in Vietnam. After discharge from the Marines as a Captain, he graduated from Tulane Law School. After graduation, Waide worked for one year as a law clerk to United States Court of Appeals Judge J.P. Coleman. Shortly thereafter, Waide formed his own law firm, practicing first in Weir and West Point, before moving the firm to Tupelo in the mid-80s.
Waideís law practice emphasizes employment discrimination and civil rights cases. He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, as well as the western district of Tennessee. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit.

Four of Waideís cases have been accepted by the United States Supreme Court. Waide considers the most significant of those cases to be Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., which limited the authority of federal judges to overturn jury verdicts, and Wyatt v. Cole, which abolished immunity provided to parties in cases brought

Rachel Pierce Waide Named to Mississippi’s Top 50 Leaders in Law


Rachel Pierce Waide Named to Top 20 Young Professionals



Excerpts of a press release from Legend Publishing, which publishes Greater Tupelo Magazine:
October 2010

TUPELO, Miss. – Tupelo’s “40 and under” set of professionals in the area have been recognized for their contributions to Tupelo and twenty have been named as “Tupelo’s Top 20 Young Professionals.”

The award was organized by Greater Tupelo Magazine, which took nominations for professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, had them judged by an independent panel of business professionals and is recognizing these winners for
their extraordinary on-the-job performance by a person, their community involvement and their recognitions.

“We received many nominations for outstanding young professionals,” stated Wesley Wells, owner of Legend Publishing. “The twenty chosen are just a sample of the fine young business people that work actively in our community everyday.”