John T. Rouse
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., 2004)
    Law Review, Moot Court Board
  • University of Mississippi (M.B.A., Marketing, Management Information Systems, 2001)
  • Delta State University (B.B.A., Computer Information Systems, 1999)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Arkansas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ® Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), 2021
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, including Tennessee and Mississippi, "Rising Star" (Business Litigation), 2012–2014
  • Charles Clark American Inn of Court, 2016–2018
  • The Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum, Class of 2014
  • Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Academy
  • Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi College Law Review, 2003–2004
  • Joey Phillips Memorial Award, Mississippi College School of Law, 2004

Affiliations

Professional

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar Association, Professionalism Committee (2015–2018) and Technology Committee (2010–2014)
  • Capital Area Bar Association, Law Related Education Committee (2015–2018)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Young Lawyer's subcommittee Chair (2007), Website (2013)
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee (2013–2016)
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (2017–present)

Community 

John is firmly committed to providing pro bono legal services to members of our community who cannot afford to pay for counsel. He recently handled an estate on behalf of a minor from his home town on a pro bono basis when the minor’s father passed away.

  • Adjunct Professor, Mississippi College School of Law, Appellate Advocacy (2008–2014) and Legal Writing III (2015 to present)
  • Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, Character and Fitness Committee (2007–2017); Vice Chairman (2017–present)
  • Cotton Land Cruisers, Toyota Land Cruiser Association

Outside the Office

John is an avid hunter, diver, and surfer, and he enjoys Southeastern Conference football.