DAVID A. BARFIELD
Phone: 601.987.5316
Fax: 601.987.5316
dbarfield@bpislaw.com

After graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May 1982, David began his career as a litigator in Jackson, MS.  He has practiced in the Jackson, MS area since 1982.  David has tried a wide variety of cases, including toxic torts, mass torts, product liability, insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional liability, governmental entity liability, employment law and commercial litigation.  David has been both regional trial counsel in multiple states, as well as national trial and coordinating counsel for certain defendants in asbestos litigation.  He is also trial counsel for a defendant in silica litigation.  David is a certified mediator for the Mississippi State Bar.  He is an Associate Member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi and has presented several presentations to its members on insurance agents’ errors and omissions.

EDUCATION

1982 - J.D. University of Mississippi

1978 - B.A., with distinction, Mississippi State University


BAR ADMISSIONS

Mississippi

Louisiana

Texas

Arkansas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States




DISTINCTIONS

Highest Professional Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Chairman of the Moot Court Board, University of Mississippi School

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law, University of Mississippi


PUBLICATIONS & EVENTS

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: One Claim, Two Policies …”. Mississippi Agent Winter 2019: 13. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: Apply Defensively.” Mississippi Agent Fall 2019: 23. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: Assumptions Can Lead to E&O Claims, but Don’t Assume the Error Equals Liability”. Mississippi Agent Summer 2019: 35-37. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: One More Step”. Mississippi Agent Spring 2019: 19-21. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: Always Ask All Application Questions.” Mississippi Agent Winter 2018: 38. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: Words You Never Want to Hear from your Insured…”. Mississippi Agent Fall 2018: 17-19. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: Be Very Careful with Extraneous or Non-Employee Relationships.”  Mississippi Agent Spring 2018: 28-31. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: Do Statutes Mean What They Say?  Maybe Not!”. Mississippi Agent Fall 2017: 9-11. Print.

Barfield, David A., and Lara Ashley Coleman. “Lessons Learned: What Frequently Provides the Best Defense to an Errors and Omissions Claim in Mississippi?”. Mississippi Agent Summer 2017: 30-31. Print.


PRESENTATIONS:


Barfield, David A. “Errors and Omissions.” IIAM, Oct. 2019, Flowood, Mississippi. 3 hour Presentation.

Barfield, David A. “Errors and Omissions.” IIAM, March 2018, Flowood, Mississippi. 6 hour Presentation.

Barfield, David A. “Errors and Omissions.” IIAM Annual Convention, June 2018, Destin, Florida. 3 hour Presentation.

Barfield, David A. “Insurance and Risk Management Symposium – Ethics” University of Mississippi, March 2016, Oxford, Mississippi. 2 hour Presentation.

Barfield, David A. “Anatomy of an Outside Counsel Engagement, Preserving the Privilege and Recent Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.” Mississippi Corporate Counsel, Nov. 2016, Jackson, Mississippi. Presentation.

Barfield, David A. “Errors and Omissions Claims – Are Agents Duties Changing?” 28th Annual Mississippi State University Insurance Day, April 2015, Starkville, Mississippi. Presentation.

Barfield, David A. “Mock Trial – Bushwood v Noonan.”  IIAM and IIABL Young Agents’ Conference, Aug. 2015, Gulfport, Mississippi.  Mock trial presentation.



MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Mississippi Bar Association

Louisiana Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Associate Member of Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi

REPORTED DECISIONS

Hopkins-Archie v. Travelers Insurance Company, et al., 2019 WL 3413851 (S.D. Miss. 2019).

Colony Insurance Company v. First Specialty Insurance Corporation, 2017 WL 470902 (S.D. Miss. 2017); question certified, 726 Fed.Appx. 992 (5th Cir. 2018); certified question answered, 26 So.3d 1128 (Miss. 2019); certified answer adopted, 761 Fed. Appx. 448 (5th Cir. 2019).

Associated International Insurance Company v. First American Insurance Corporation, 2016 WL 6834009 (S.D. Miss. 2016).

Isom v. Valley Forge Insurance Company, et al., 2016 WL 7239490 (S.D. Miss. 2016).

Bell v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, et al., 200 So.3d 447 (Miss. 2016).

McDonald v. Lemon-Mohler Ins. Agency, LLC, 183 So.3d 118 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015).

McMorris v. Tally, 163 So.3d 289 (Miss. 2015).

Noble v. Wellington Associates, Inc., 145 So.3d 714 (Miss. Ct. App. 2013).

Scottys Recycling, LLC v. Philadelphia Security Insurance, et al., 2013 WL 442865 (S.D. Miss. 2013); 2013 WL 4804833 (S.D. Miss. 2013).

Great American E&S Ins. Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, 100 So.3d 453 (Miss. Ct. App. 2012); aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 100 So.3d 420 (Miss. 2012).

Lone Star Industries, Inc. v. McGraw, 90 So.3d 564 (Miss. 2012).

Bank of Commerce v. SouthGroup Ins. and Financial Services, LLC, 73 So.3d 1106 (Miss. 2011).

Cox v. DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, 2010 WL 1980080 (N.D. Miss. 2010).

Speery v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, et al., 2009 WL 4547593 (E.D. LA 2009).

Jones v. Mississippi Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., 2008 WL 4000818 (S.D. Miss. 2008).

Skinner v. Assurant Health, et al., 559 F.Supp. 2d 718 (S.D. Miss. 2008).

Clanton v. DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, 963 So.2d 560 (Miss. 2007).

Lovitt v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., 2007 WL 108158 (N.D. Miss. 2007).

Oaks v. Sellers, 953 So.2d 1077 (Miss. 2007).

Geske v. Williamson, 945 So.2d 429 (Miss. 2006).

Johnson v. City of Greenville, 2005 WL 1711653 (N.D. Miss. 2005).

Stephens v. Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, et al., 850 So.2d 78 (Miss. 2003).

Williams v. Great American life Insurance Company, et al., 282 F.Supp. 2d 496 (N.D. Miss. 2003).

Cycles, Ltd. v. Navistar Financial Corporation, 37 F.3d 1088 (5th Cir. 1994).

Aetna Casualty and Sur. Co. v. Williams, 623 So.2d 1005 (Miss. 1993).

Shinault v. American Airlines, Inc., 936 F.2d 796 (5th Cir. 1991).

Cycles, Ltd. v. Digby, Inc., 889 F.2d 612 (5th Cir. 1989).

Aetna Casualty & Surety Company v. Davidson, 715 F.Supp. 775 (S.D. Miss. 1989).

Beck by Chain v. Thompson, 818 F.2d 1204 (5th Cir. 1987).

Schoonover v. West American Insurance Company, 665 F.Supp. 511 (S.D. Miss. 1987).

Tucker v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, 801 F.2d 728 (5th Cir. 1986).

Williams v. Lafayette Insurance Company, et al., 640 F.Supp. 686 (N.D. Miss. 1986).

Roberts v. Mississippi Republican Party State Executive Committee, 465 So.2d 1050 (Miss. 1985).

Griffin v. Ware, 457 So.2d 936 (Miss. 1984).