William Liston, III

Professional Experience

Experience

Litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts in subject areas which include personal injury and wrongful death (product liability, medical negligence, premises and industrial accidents, motor vehicle accidents, antitrust, environmental contamination); contractual and property disputes; commercial transactions; governmental liability; intellectual property; estate matters; insurance coverage and bad faith; construction defects; consumer fraud; worker’s compensation, and mass tort/class action litigation.

Personal

Born Winona, MS, June 4, 1963. Married to Jeanne Marascalo Liston of Vicksburg, MS. Four children. Member of Bellwhether Church, Jackson, MS.

Admissions

1989 Mississippi Bar. Admitted to all Mississippi State and Federal Courts; U.S. Court of Appeals for 5th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.

Education     

University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude 1989 (MS Law Journal 1988-89, Phi Delta Phi); Cambridge University (United Kingdom); University of Mississippi B.A. Liberal Arts 1985.

Honors                      

Best Lawyers in America, 2013-present; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2011-present (ACTL State Committee, 2012-present); American Board of Trial Advocates, 2009-present; Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2017-present; Mid-South Super Lawyer 2007 – present.

Professional Service              

American College of Trial Lawyers, State Committee, 2012-present; U.S. Magistrate Judge Selection Committee 2009; U.S. Magistrate Re-Appointment Committee 2017; MS Bar Commissioner 2014-2016; MS Bar Committees (Ethics 2015-2017, Bench/Bar Liason, 2010, Senior Lawyers 2009, Public Understanding About the Law Chair 1992, The Mississippi Lawyer 1994); MS Assoc. for Justice (Board of Governors 1993-94, Young Lawyer’s Committee Chair 1993-95); American Inn of Court; American Association for Justice; Montgomery County, Hinds County, Capital Area, and American Bar Associations.

Ratings

“AV” by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (very high to preeminent legal ability with superior ethics and reliability).