Michael W. Ulmer has the distinction of being inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers at the age of 42; has been listed by Best LawyersÂ® for more than 20 years in one or all of the following categories: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants. He was named by Best LawyersÂ® as Lawyer of the Year 2011 (Mass Tort Litigation, Jackson, Mississippi), named by Best LawyersÂ® as Lawyer of the Year 2013 (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Jackson, Mississippi) and by Best LawyersÂ® as Lawyer of the Year 2014 (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Jackson, Mississippi). He has tried one or more cases in 34 of Mississippi's 82 counties, tried cases in all divisions of the Federal District Court for the Southern and Northern District of Mississippi, and has tried MDL cases in other jurisdictions. His cases of note include Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell v. Seay, 42 So. 3d 474 (Miss. 2010), Hewes v. Langston, 853 So. 2d 1237 (Miss. 2003), Lincoln Electric Co. v. McLemore, 54 So. 3d 833 (Miss. 2010), Ford Motor Co. v. James Johnson, 988 F. 2d 573 (5th Cir. 1993) and Nunnally v. R. J. Tobacco Co., 869 So. 2d 373 (Miss. 2004).
Bachelor's Degree: University of Mississippi, 1973
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law with honors, 1976
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