Michael Chase

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Michael Chase

Tupelo Office

P (662)842-3871 | F (662)842-8450

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Michael Chase practices almost exclusively in litigation, principally in the defense of governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and state tort claims act cases. His practice also includes employment law litigation and counseling.



  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 1979
  • Carrier Scholarship; Phi Kappa Phi
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor; magna cum laude, 1986
  • James O. Eastland Scholarship; Mississippi Law Journal; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity


  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Mississippi Bar Advertising Committee, Past Member and Chairman
  • Mississippi Bar Technology Committee, Past Member
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Former Law Explorer Post Advisor
  • Thomas Street Elementary PTA, Past President and Executive Committee Member

Other Achievements / Awards

  • Taylor Medal in Liberal Arts
  • Corpus Juris Secondum Award
  • West Hornbook Award
  • Dean Robert J. Farley Award

Previous Employment

  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee
  • Southern District of Mississippi (1986-1988)


  • Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church; Finance Board; 1999-2001; 2005-2008; Chairman

Bar Admissions

  • The Mississippi Bar


  • 1987