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John "Jack" C. McCants III


1020 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 400
Ridgeland, MS 39157

(601) 974-8718
Fax (601) 206-0119

Jack McCants represents numerous clients in general litigation, product liability and toxic tort matters throughout the United States. 

Jack has considerable experience defending general product liability, personal injuries, construction contract formation and project representation (all phases), construction defect litigation, toxic tort, and pharmaceutical matters. He serves clients by handling a wide range of tasks from local day-to-day case management and motion practice, to coordinating complex litigation strategies within a collective client docket as regional and national counsel.  Jack has successfully litigated thousands of claims alleging asbestos, PCB and welding rod fume exposure in some of the most high risk jurisdictions in the country.  His background in the field of toxicology and his diverse toxic tort experience allows him to consistently provide innovative tactical insight, effective implementation of cost efficient strategies, and successful solutions to his client's complex problems. Jack previous served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable James E. Thomas, Mississippi Court of Appeals.  He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Mississippi College School of Law.



  • Chemical and Mold Exposure
  • Agricultural Law - Chemical Exposure and Herbicide Spray Drift.
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Exposure




  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV™ Peer Review Rated
  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • The National Forum of Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Charles Clark Chapter of American Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • "Overview of Agricultural Environmental Litigation", Perrin Conferences - Environmental Risk and Litigation Conference (June 12, 2018, New York, NY)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. in Toxicology M.S. Program)
  • Northeast Louisiana University (B.S., cum laude)
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court