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  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude; Articles Editor, Mississippi College Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award; Dean's Special Achievement Award
  • Tulane University, B.A., cum laude
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  • N.D. Miss., 2010
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Kaytie Pickett
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.709.3344 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Kaytie Pickett is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the Jackson office. Ms. Pickett focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, real property litigation, construction law, and appellate law. Before joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ms. Pickett is a 2009 graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, where she received her juris doctor degree, summa cum laude, served as Articles Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, and received Best Oralist and Best Brief awards at the ABA Regional Appellate Advocacy Competition. She received numerous academic awards in law school, including the Dean’s Special Achievement Award, as well as American Jurisprudence awards for the highest grade in 17 classes.

Ms. Pickett is a 2002 graduate of Tulane University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude. She is also a 2003 alumna of Teach for America. Ms. Pickett has served as a professor of Appellate Advocacy at the Mississippi College School of Law.

Noteworthy

  • Selected as participant and commencement speaker for 2015 Leadership Mississippi program through the Mississippi Economic Council
  • Named one of the "Portico 10" by Portico magazine in 2016
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2015)
  • Named one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 50 Under 40” 
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Matters

  • Served as appellate counsel and successfully defended summary judgment in construction defect case.
  • Served as lead appellate counsel and obtained appellate opinion reversing and rendering award of summary judgment in contract dispute case before the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
  • Served as lead appellate counsel and successfully defended judgment on the pleadings in collection suit.
  • Served as second chair in construction dispute and drafted appellate briefs successfully defending jury award before the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
  • As part of litigation team, obtained judgment on the pleadings in case challenging the constitutionality of economic development incentives granted by the state and municipality. 

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Publications

  • "Liens"
    Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, March 2017
  • "Disputes Between Government Contractors and Subcontractors on Military Bases: Federal Enclave Law"
    American Bar Association's Government Construction, December 2016
  • "The Use of Mississippi's Public Records Act in the Procurement Process"
    The Procurement Lawyer, Summer 2016
  • Mississippi Chapter, Guide to State Procurement; A 50 State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes and Procedures
    American Bar Association 2016
  • “Ethical Considerations in Construction Law: One Limited Pot of Money, Multiple Plaintiffs"
    National Business Institute, July 2014
  • “New Lien Rights on Mississippi Construction Projects”
    Construction Law Musings, April 2014
  • "Mississippi Legislature Passes Sweeping New Lien Law"
    Jones Walker Client Alert March 28, 2014
  • “A Trap for the Unwary: Third Party Arbitration Discovery”
    The MDLA Quarterly, Volume 36, Number 4, February 2013
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member; Litigation Section; Construction Forum)
  • American Inns of Court (Member, Charles Clark Chapter)
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Junior League of Jackson
  • The Mississippi Bar (Member; Executive Committee, Appellate Section; Director, Young Lawyers Division)