William Armistead

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William Armistead

Tupelo Office

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

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William is a shareholder in the firm's Tupelo office practicing in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals in Mississippi. William's practice focuses primarily on defending insureds, carriers and employers in various litigation, including worker's compensation, bad faith, personal injury, premises liability, professional liability, contract disputes and labor/employment claims. William also assists individuals and small businesses with corporate issues and general litigation. In his free time, William enjoys spending time with his wife, Audra, and his four children, including watching the kids play high school and college sports.

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  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A. 1991 [Pi Sigma Alpha; Sigma Chi vice president; President's List]
  • University of Mississippi, J.D. 1994 [MS Law Journal; Moot Court Board; American Jurisprudence Award; graduated with honors]

Professional Affiliations

  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors

Case History

  • Rutledge v American General, 914 F.Supp 1407 (ND Miss 1996)
  • Fly v North Miss. Medical Center, 801 So 2d 826 (Miss. App. 2001)
  • Tupelo Public School Dist. v Parker, 912 So 2d 1070 (Miss. App. 2005)
  • Watson v North Panola School Dist., 2005 WL 2416343 (ND Miss 9/30/05)
  • Dancer v Bryce Corp., 2006 WL 897964 (ND Miss 4/4/06)
  • Beverly Enterprises-Mississippi v Powell, 244 Fed.Appx 577 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • North Miss. Medical Center v Stevenson, 12 So 3d 1149 (Miss App 2009)
  • Mooney v Lafayette County School District, 2012 WL 3961231 (ND Miss 9/10/12)
  • Manfredi v Harrell Contracting Group, 228 So 3d 807 (Miss App 2016)

Community/Civic Activities

  • Calvary Baptist Church: Chair of Deacons; Personnel Committee Chair; Pastor Search Committee Vice Chair
  • United Way Distribution Committee
  • Rotary Club of Tupelo
  • Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic, Board of Directors
  • MS Methodist Services Board of Directors

Court Admissions

  • All state and federal courts—Mississippi, U.S Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi