Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Columbus Office

P (662)328-2316 | F (662)328-8035

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Jim is a shareholder in the firm's Columbus office practicing in federal and state courts primarily across Mississippi and Alabama. Jim's practice is diverse, but with an emphasis on bankruptcy and creditors' rights and banking and financial institutions. Jim also handles consumer and commercial real estate transactions. Jim serves as general outside counsel for numerous banks and other companies, providing a broad range of services including loan documentation, structuring of secured transactions, regulatory compliance, litigation, collection, and foreclosure. He also advises clients on a variety of financial and debt-related concerns, and is actively involved in consumer and commercial bankruptcy cases, collection cases, and conducting foreclosures for numerous creditor clients in Mississippi and Alabama. Jim is a highly-regarded member of the Mississippi and Alabama bankruptcy bar, evidenced by his past appointments to various committees, and his many years of cultivating relationships with debtors' attorneys and the judges before whom he practices. Jim serves as the firm's Vice-President, and plays an active role in firm governance. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, turkey hunting, golf, fishing, and reading.

Practice Areas


  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1994
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • The Alabama Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Lowndes County Bar Association
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (Co-Chair Seminar Committee 2022)
  • Alabama State Bar Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi, Lawyer Advisory Committee, Member 2017-2018
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi, Local Rules Committee, 2019-2021 (Chair 2020-2021)
  • 2024 Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, Planning Committee Member


  • Case Note, "Medical Malpractice - Jury Instructions - "Mere Error of Judgment' Language is No Longer Appropriate in Medical Malpractice Jury Instructions," 65 Mississippi Law Journal 171 (1995)

Community/Civic Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • United Way of Lowndes County, Campaign Chairman, President 2008-2009, Executive Committee, 2009-2010
  • Annunciation Catholic Church
  • Leadership Mississippi, Graduate
  • Herman and Hazel Owen Foundation, Vice-President

Court Admissions

  • All state courts in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Mississippi and Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama, Middle District of Alabama and Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court Northern and Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee