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Contact information:
City Centre
200 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: (601) 812-6630
Facsimile: (601) 206-0019
JChaffin@maronmarvel.com

Julie E. Chaffin is a Director in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi office, with more than 30 years’ experience in the litigation and appeal of mass tort, product liability, environmental and insurance matters as national coordinating, regional and local counsel. Ms. Chaffin 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 myriad 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. She 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, Ms. Chaffin is also a recognized leader in resolving significant litigation.

PRACTICE AREAS
Appellate, Asbestos, Chemical and Mold Exposure, Commercial Litigation, Drugs and Medical Devices, Environmental Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury, Product Liability

BAR ADMISSION
Mississippi, 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

EDUCATION
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Mississippi, Political Science (summa cum laude), Taylor Medal - Political Science

ORGANIZATIONS/COMMITTEES MEMBERSHIP

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • 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

LAW SCHOOL HONORS & AWARDS

  • Mississippi Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Atlantic Richfield Award

ONGOING PEER EDUCATION & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Asbestos Medicine Seminar on Asbestos Screening Issues, Presenter
  • American Conference Institute’s Advanced Asbestos Program on Equipment Manufacturer Liability for After-Market Components and Replacement Parts, Presenter

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished AV™ Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

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