Michael A. Heilman

0059---CopyMike’s practice is focused in litigation and trial work for all of the firm’s clients.  His trial experience is unparalleled in today’s legal market.  He has tried many cases involving insurance bad faith, third-party administrator and agent liability, and insurance coverage issues.  Mike’s experience includes almost thirty years of practice, so he is well equipped to advise clients in almost any arena involving litigation.

Mike also specializes in the field of healthcare law, and his trial experience in nursing home liability cases is likewise extensive.  He has tried numerous cases in Mississippi and advises the firm’s clients concerning litigation in the nursing home and healthcare arena.  In addition, Mike handles appeals of Medicare and Medicaid complex audits.  He also advises the firm’s healthcare clients in regulatory matters.

Mike’s specialties also include employment litigation in the context of employment contracts and covenants not to compete.  He has successfully tried numerous cases involving covenants not to compete from the temporary restraining order stage through ultimate resolution.  Mike has earned the reputation as one of Mississippi’s premier litigators in this area of practice based on his vast experience in successfully handling noncompetition cases.

Mike also handles trial work in traditional fields including contract disputes, negligence, products liability, negligent misrepresentation, insurance defense, personal injury, and a host of other areas of law.  Mike also has represented the firm’s clients in commercial disputes including business torts, libel and slander, collections, breach of contract, tortious breach of contract, fraud, and other business torts.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude (1987) – University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Sciences, with Distinction and High Honors (1984) – Mississippi College

Memberships/Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi Bar
  • Texas Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

 Representative Cases (Federal):

  • S. v. Garner, 31 F.Supp. 3d 856 (N.D. Miss. 2014)
  • S. v. Shoemaker, 746 F. 3d 614 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Farm Credit Leasing Services Corp. v. 5K Farms, Inc., 2014 WL 546645 (S.D. Miss. 2014)
  • In re Green Hills Dev. Co., LLC, 445 B.R. 647 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. 2011) aff’d on other grounds sub nom. In re Green Hills Dev. Co., LLC, 741 F. 3d 651 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Scott v. Southern Elec. Supply Co., Inc., 2013 WL 3280276 (S.D. Miss. 2013)
  • Haag v. Infrasource Services, Inc., 514 Fed. App’x. 430 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • S. v. Garner, 2012 WL 3643834 (N.D. Miss. 2012)
  • Haag v. Infrasource Corporate Services, LLC, 2012 WL 718876 (S.D. Miss. 2012)
  • Shoemaker v. Robinson, 2011 WL 679206 (S.D. Miss. 2011)
  • Clanton v. North Pacific Group, Inc., 2010 WL 2944562 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • In re Credit Union Liquidity Services, LLC, 2010 WL 3399173 (Tex, App. – Dallas, 2010)
  • Estes v. Lyon Workspace Products, LLC, 2010 WL 2218793 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Shoemaker v. Robinson, 2010 WL 1416212 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Thibodeaux v. Chiquita Fresh North America, LLC, 2010 WL 383155 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Sykes v. Magnolia Healthcare, Inc., 2009 WL 5030673 (N.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Patients’ Choice Medical Center of Humphries County, LLC v. Office of the Governor, 2009 WL 531861 (S.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Magnolia Healthcare, Inc. v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., 273 Fed. App’x. 331(5th Cir. 2008)
  • Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Foundation Health Services, Inc., 524 F. 3d 588 (5th Cir. 2008)
  • Great American E & S Ins. Services, Inc. v. Royal Indem. Co., 2007 WL 4116177 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Haag v. InfraSource Corporate Services, LLC, 2007 WL 2768991 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Total Sales Solutions, L.L.C. v. Citigroup, Inc., 2007 WL 1728657 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Magnolia Healthcare, Inc. v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., 2006 WL 3347952 (N.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Mohamed v. Mitchell, 2006 WL 212218 (N.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Foundation Health Services, Inc., 359 F.Supp. 2d 1297 (M.D. Louisiana 2005)
  • Hubbard v. Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, 138 F.Supp. 2d 780 (S.D. Miss. 2001)
  • Marble v. American General Life and Accident Ins. Co., 996 F.Supp. 571 (N.D. Miss. 1998)

Representative Cases (State):

  • Bronk v. Hobson, 152 So. 3d 1130 (Miss. 2014)
  • Boyd ex rel. Mastin v. Nunez, 135 So. 3d 114 (Miss. 2014)
  • Boyd ex rel. Mastin v. Nunez, 135 So. 3d 122 (Miss. App. 2013)
  • Great American E & S Ins. Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.,100 So. 3d 420 (Miss. 2012)
  • 5K Farms, Inc. v. Miss Dept. of Revenue, 94 So. 3d 221 (Miss. 2012)
  • Estate of Gibson ex rel. Gibson v. Magnolia Healthcare, Inc., 91 So. 3d 616 (Miss. 2012)
  • Great American E & S Ins. Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.,100 So. 3d 453 (Miss. App. 2012)
  • 5K Farms, Inc. v. Mississippi State Tax Com’n, 94 So. 3d 291 (Miss. App. 2011)
  • Boyd v. Magic Golf, Inc., 52 So. 3d 455 (Miss. App. 2011)
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. v. Malone, 30 So. 3d 301 (Miss. 2010)
  • Mississippi Employment Sec. Com’n v. Johnson, 9 So. 3d 1170 (Miss. App. 2009)
  • Magnolia Healthcare, Inc. v. Barnes ex rel. Grigsby, 994 So. 2d 159 (Miss. 2008)
  • Payne v. Magnolia Healthcare, Inc., 984 So. 2d 290 (Miss. App. 2007)
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. v. Jeffcoat, 887 So.2d 777 (Miss. 2004)
  • Salts v. Gulf Nat. Life Ins. Co., 872 So. 2d 667 (Miss. 2004)
  • Salts v. Gulf Nat. Life Ins. Co., 849 So. 2d 848 (Miss. 2002)
  • Salts v. Gulf Nat. Life Ins. Co., 743 So. 2d 371 (Miss. 1999)
  • MST, Inc. v. Mississippi Chemical Corp., 610 So. 2d 299 (Miss. 1992)

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