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  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 1987; Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review; Phi Kappa Phi; Winner, Gordon T. Saad Appellate Argument Competition
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S., 1984, magna cum laude
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  • Alabama, 1989
  • Mississippi, 1987
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  • 5th Cir., 1987
  • M.D. Ala., 1989
  • N.D. Ala., 1996
  • S.D. Ala., 2010
  • N.D. Miss., 1987
  • S.D. Miss., 1987
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Jeffrey Barber
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4765 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Jeff Barber is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. He is also the office head of the firm's Mississippi location. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors' rights and is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters. He regularly represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings and assists them in restructurings. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor of Debtor-Creditor Law at the Mississippi College School of Law and is the author of several published works.

He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he graduated magna cum laude, and he received a juris doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. While in law school, he was an Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review.

Mr. Barber is a member of The Mississippi Bar, the Alabama State Bar, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference. 

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy (listed annually since 2008)
  • Named the Best Lawyers'® 2015 Jackson-MS Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers'® 2012 Jackson-MS Litigation-Bankruptcy Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Bankruptcy: Business (listed annually since 2010) and Creditor Debtor Rights (2010-2013)
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation 2017, 2016, and 2015 as a Local Litigation Star

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Presentations

  • "Collection and Enforcing the Judgment", July 25, 2017, National Business Institute
  • "Debtor-Creditor Issues: Mississippi Style", August 24, 2016
  • “Limited Liability Company and The Individual Debtor: One in Spirit But Not in Truth (or Bankruptcy)”, November 13, 2013
  • Jones Walker LLP hosted "Mississippi Bankruptcy Distinctions Webinar", October 23, 2013
  • Barber Speaks to MS Paralegal Association, July 25, 2013
  • "Foreclosure Law In Mississippi", University of Mississippi, Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit Education (2009, 2011)
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Publications

  • “Section 523(a)(19) Conflicts with Two Circuit Interpretations”
    American Bankruptcy Institute Journal July 2017
  • "Guide to Receiverships and Foreclosure"
    Trigild Desk Book, 5th Ed., 2016
  • "The Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights of Creditors in Chapter 11 Cases: An Overview"
    Leading Lawyers on Representing and Enforcing the Rights of Creditors in Bankruptcy Matters, Inside the Minds: Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases, Aspatore Books, 2016
  • "Debtor-Creditor Relations"
    Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, 2016
  • “A Guided Tour Through Creditors’ Rights in Chapter 11 Proceedings”
    Inside the Minds: Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases, Aspatore Books, Summer 2013
  • "Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2012"
    Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, Aspatore Thought Leadership, February 2012
  • "Preparing New Strategies in Response to Recent Trends and Decisions in the Bankruptcy Realm"
    Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2012, Aspatore Books, 2012
  • "Bankruptcy Code Application to Issuers," Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Winter, 2008
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Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (Ad Hoc Law Forum Committee, 1993–1994; Chairman, Education Committee, 1992, 1995–1996; Bar Convention Committee, 1989)
  • Mississippi Home Educators Association (Director)
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Riverwood Bible Church (Deacon, 1998–1999; Elder 1999–2005) and Grace Bible Church (Elder, 2007 to date)