Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Season of Legal Change for PRVWSD, Rankin County, & Flowood

The PRVWSD, Rankin County Board of Supervisors, and City of Flowood all made recent changes in the legal arena.

About a year ago, long-time PRVWSD attorney, Jim Tohill, retired from practicing law. While Jim's old firm, Jones Walker, continued to provide representation for ongoing litigation, the PRVWSD sought a different path on a "going forward" basis. The PRVWSD began utilizing the services of the Attorney General's office, saving quite a bit of money. At that time, the AG named leaseholder, Mack Cameron, as PRVWSD attorney. Phillip Huskey, was brought on as well as co-counsel. Last month, the PRVWSD renewed the AG's services for another year.  However, Mack Cameron is no longer general counsel; Phillip Huskey is now shown as sole attorney for the PRVWSD. 

In similar fashion, a few years ago, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors made the switch from outside counsel to inside counsel. Board Attorney Lem Adams went from private practice, to in-house counsel for the City of Flowood. At that time, Craig Slay was named as in-house Board Attorney. Recently, Slay submitted his resignation, effective January 1, 2016. That means, the Board of Supervisors will need to name a new lawyer. I'll let you know when that occurs.

Finally, Flowood Municipal Judge Ken Fairly recently stepped down and Lem Adams was named as his replacement. Lem had been serving as general counsel for the City of Flowood, with Erica Jo Lloyd as his assistant counsel. With Lem moving over to Municipal Judge, I imagine this means a change at general counsel for the City of Flowood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“The study of law is sublime, and its practice vulgar.”
– Oscar Wilde