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Julie E. Chaffin

Of Counsel

City Centre
200 South Lamar Street
Suite 550N
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 960-8604
Fax (601) 206-0119
JChaffin@maronmarvel.com


Julie Chaffin has more than 30 years experience handling mass tort, product liability, environmental, and insurance matters as national coordinating, regional, and local counsel. 

Julie has tried several bench and jury cases to verdict and has an impressive record of summary judgments and directed verdicts.  She has developed the defense for a myriad of products, such as sawmill and other heavy equipment, elevators, rope, consumer appliances, recreational vehicles, commercial and industrial solvents and other chemicals and by-products, herbicides, oilfield equipment, chemicals and by-products (including naturally-occurring radiation materials (NORM)), and pharmaceuticals.  Julie is also experienced in fire cause and origin cases, gas well blowouts and "toxic cloud" personal injury and property damage litigation.  As a result of her varied experience, she is adept in document and witness intensive corporate entity and product history investigations, the preparation and defense of "company story" corporate witnesses, and has developed, defended, and cross-examined numerous experts across multiple specialties.  She is well respected for her skills in briefing complicated factual scenarios and legal issues, theme development, and strategic litigation planning.  From decades of experience in protecting and defending companies from the risks of asbestos personal injury and other severe and repetitive mass tort claims, she is also a recognized leader in resolving significant litigation.

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Drug and Medical Devices
  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lamar Order of The University of Mississippi School of Law
  • University of Mississippi Julia Wilcox Library Society
  • Ole Miss Alumni Association
  • Loyalty Foundation of The University of Mississippi Athletic Association
  • Advisory Board of the Memphis Barbecue Network
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV™ Peer Review Rated
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • University of Mississippi (B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude)
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

City Centre
200 South Lamar Street
Suite 550N
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 960-8604
Fax (601) 206-0119
JChaffin@maronmarvel.com


Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • University of Mississippi (B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Practice Areas