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K.C. Hightower Admitted to Mississippi Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates

K.C. Hightower, partner in the firm’s Gulfport office and member of the Litigation Practice, was recognized as a new member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)’s Mississippi Chapter on February 11, 2017, in Jackson, Mississippi. K.C. was nominated to the organization by his peers outside of the firm, after determining that he possessed the requisite courtroom skill, civility, and integrity to qualify him for membership.

K.C. is an accomplished courtroom lawyer with extensive experience in the state and federal trial courts of Mississippi, the Supreme Court of Mississippi and the Court of Appeals for the state of Mississippi for matters involving contracts, torts, eminent domain, and business disputes. K.C. has deep experience with criminal defense, including white collar criminal defense matters.

The Mississippi Chapter of ABOTA is part of the Southeastern Chapter (SEABOTA). The primary purpose of ABOTA is to preserve the civil jury trial and to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation. The organization seeks attorneys who display skill, civility, and integrity to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.