WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nationally acclaimed litigation boutique Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC (WMC) today announced the opening of a new office in Jackson, Mississippi.
“I have personally spent a good portion of the past decade litigating in Mississippi, so this feels like a natural move for our law firm,” WMC Chairman Augie Matteis said. “With a large portion of our practice focused on insurance recovery after natural disasters, we will build a strong presence in coastal states beginning with this Mississippi investment.”
Washington, DC-based WMC already leads major disaster-related litigations in Mississippi, like whistleblowers Cori and Kerri Rigsby, who proved to a federal jury in Gulfport that State Farm committed fraud in handling claims after Hurricane Katrina. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Rigsbys prevailed 8-0. WMC also represents the Attorney General of Mississippi in a number of cases in state court in Jackson that allege that various insurance companies defrauded the state after Katrina.
William Copley, who co-leads WMC’s Mississippi litigations, notes the benefits of opening the Jackson office: “WMC is very committed to serving our Mississippi clients and growing our practice in the state. Our Jackson lawyers are well positioned to provide even better service to our clients in Mississippi.”
The new Jackson office will be the firm’s second satellite office. WMC opened an office in Philadelphia in 2016.
WMC’s Jackson office will be staffed with four attorneys: Chad Welch relocated from WMC’s Washington, DC office; Missy Heidelberg joined WMC from Watson Heidelberg PLLC; Jean Folsom joined WMC from Holland & Knight LLP; and Jan Gadow, who previously practiced law at Page Kruger & Holland, P.A., will join the new WMC office on May 1, 2018.
WMC was named as one of only ten firms nationwide on the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutique Hot List. WMC represents a wide array of plaintiffs in insurance recovery and other matters, including large private equity firms, Fortune 500 companies, the Attorney General of Mississippi, and more than 1,000 business and homeowners whose properties suffered flood damage from Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. The new office will be located at 1022 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 203, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 and available at 601-966-1972.