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John Michael Bailey

John Michael Bailey

John Michael Bailey came of age during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. He was one of the many who marched and protested for the rights of those who were wronged. He was part of a generation that could change the world, and make it better. He still has that belief today.

John Michael Bailey started law school at the University of Memphis at the age of twenty one, and started representing people at the age of twenty two. He started off by helping and representing the Vietnam Veterans through Legal Services at the age of twenty two. In his third year of law school he was granted a limited law license to represent the poor and disenfranchised. At the age of twenty four he opened up his own firm, and has been representing the people since.

Education
University of Memphis (B.A.)
University of Memphis School of Law (J.D.)
Bar Admissions: 1979 – Tennessee 2003 – Mississippi
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Association for Justice
Mississippi Association for Justice
Tennessee Association for Justice

“Missy” McKinney

“Missy” McKinney

Melissa “Missy” McKinney is committed to helping others understand their rights under the law. She is a highly qualified legal professional with a special emphasis in the fields of workers’ compensation and personal injury law. She is also trained in bankruptcy, banking regulations, criminal, chancery, and civil law.

Missy is dedicated to helping others through her practice of law and service to the community.Missy graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in August 1997, and she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May 2000. Missy also holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking and the American Bankers Association’s School of Bank Card Management.

Missy is admitted to practice law in all Mississippi state and federal courts and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. She is a current member of the Mississippi State Bar. Missy was the 1999-2000 recipient of the Hugh C. Clayton Memorial Scholarship for Law Students, and she was also selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Law Students.

Education
University of Mississippi (B.A.)
University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.)
Bar Admissions: 2000 – Mississippi
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mississippi Bar Association

Brandon Scott Leslie

Brandon Scott Leslie focuses his legal practice on personal injury, civil, and criminal defense litigation. He's licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Brandon graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Education
Duke University (B.A.)
University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.)
Bar Admissions
2006 - Mississippi
2012 - Tennessee
Professional Associations and Memberships
Lee County Bar Association- President 2011-2012
Friends for Life Corporation, Board of Directors 2016-present
Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis- Board of Directors, 2014-present