H. Hunter Twiford, III
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., 1972)
  • University of Mississippi (B.A., English, Psychology and Sociology, 1971)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer  
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts), 2007–2019  
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Municipal; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants), 2007–2019  
  • Best Lawyers® Jackson Litigation - Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year," 2016  
  • Best Lawyers® Jackson Litigation - Municipal "Lawyer of the Year," 2017  
  • Best Lawyers® Jackson Litigation - Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year," 2019  
  • Chambers USA, Mississippi General Commercial Litigation, 20072019 
  • Selected in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in Banking and Finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™  
  • Top 50 Lawyers, Leadership in Law, Mississippi Business Journal, Inaugural Class, 2010  
  • Top 50 Mississippi Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2009  
  • American Board of Trial Advocates 

Affiliations

Professional 

  • American Board of Trial Advocates  
  • The Mississippi Bar (Commissioner, 19982001, Executive Committee 20002001)  
  • Coahoma County Bar Association, Past-President  
  • Capital Area Bar Association  
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow (Trustee 20002003; President 20072008)  
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit  
  • Former member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (Chairman, State of Mississippi 1990-2003)  
  • Former member of the Mississippi Municipal Association City Attorneys Section (President 19951996)  
  • Mississippi Bar Technology Committee (Charter Member; Chairman 19992000, 20002001; Executive Committee, 19952019)  
  • Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, (19962008)  
  • William C. Keady American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench (Program Co-Chairman 19982003)  
  • Lamar Order, Sustaining Member 

 Community 

  • Former Senior Warden, former member of vestry of local Episcopal Church 
  • Licensed lay reader, chalice bearer, Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi 
  • Former President of local Rotary Club 
  • Former Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 680 
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International 
  • Adjunct Professor, Coahoma Community College, 19742000 

Outside the Office

A former martial arts competitor and teacher who holds black belts in multiple styles, Hunter enjoys flying (he has held a commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings since 1968), riding motorcycles, blue water sailing, SCUBA diving, and most other forms of outdoor activities. Hunter is also an accomplished musician and guitar collector with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of 60s and 70s era rock and of blues from its inception. He also loves reading, writing, and spending time with his wife (and high-school sweetheart) and their two children and four grandchildren.