JAMES L. PETTIS, III
Phone: 601.987.5327
Fax: 601.987.5327
jpettis@bpislaw.com

Jim Pettis is a member of the Firm’s Trust, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, Elder Law, ERISA and employee benefits, state and federal  taxation, business law including contracts, general corporate merger, reorganizations and acquisitions.

EDUCATION

1987 - L.L.M., Taxation, University of Florida

1983 - J.D., University of Mississippi

1979 - B.A., University of Mississippi

BAR ADMISSIONS

Mississippi

U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

DISTINCTIONS

Best Lawyers

Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America - Litigation & Controversy - Tax 2009-2017, Tax Law 2015-2017

Best Lawyers 2017 Jackson Litigation and Controversy - Tax "Lawyer of the Year"

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Mississippi Bar Association

    Vice Chair Taxation Section 2012-2013

    Chair Taxation Section 2013-2014

    Chair Health Law Section 1998-1999

Mississippi Business Journal Leadership in Law (2013)

Madison County Business League

    Member - Board of Directors 2010-2014

Estate Planning Council of Mississippi