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Adam Stone
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4717 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Adam Stone is a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm’s Jackson office. Mr. Stone has represented lenders, financial institutions, mortgage servicers, insurers, and trusts in a variety of class actions, state and federal suits, and arbitrations involving TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, UCC warranty claims, wrongful foreclosure claims, bad faith, and state law lender-liability claims, and he has presented on RESPA compliance issues to the Mississippi Bankers’ Compliance Task Force. Through his representation of these clients, he has developed extensive experience with issues involving venue and jurisdiction, with an emphasis on compelling parties to arbitration.

Mr. Stone’s representation of the lending industry grew out of his experience handling construction disputes. He is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP) and has represented lenders, owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and manufacturers in construction contract negotiation, drafting, and litigation. Mr. Stone has handled cases dealing with delay, construction defects, bond and lien claims, negligent design, and FHA/ADA accessibility. He regularly presents on construction law issues, and he co-authored the Construction Law Chapter of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law and the Mississippi section of the Guide to State Procurement: A 50 State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes and Procedures, published by the American Bar Association in 2016. 

Mr. Stone has also handled licensing issues, bid disputes, and related public records requests. He published an article in The Procurement Lawyer Summer 2016 edition titled, “The Use of Mississippi’s Public Records Act in the Procurement Process” and presented on this topic at the ABA State and Local Procurement Symposium. In the course of litigating public records disputes, as well as cases dealing with trade secrets and breaches of covenants not to compete, Mr. Stone has gained significant experience in protecting his clients’ confidential information.

Reported Decisions

  • Powell v. City of Pascagoula, 572 So.2d 999 (Miss. 1999)
  • Alexander v. Taylor, 928 So.2d 992 (Miss.App. 2006)
  • Lambert Community Housing Group, L.P. v. Wenzel, 987 So.2d 468 (Miss.App. 2008)
  • Nottingham Const. Co., L.L.C. v. City of Waveland, 291 Fed.Appx. 665, 2008 WL 4154304 (C.A.5 Miss.)
  • Jefferson Davis County School Dist. v. RSUI Indem. Co., 2010 WL 114200 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Valentine v. R.C.S. Enterprises Eng. Design, L.P., 2010 WL 4943205 (S.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Golliday v. Patel, 58 So.3d 1221 (Miss.App. 2011)
  • Secretary of State v. Gunn, 75 So.3d 1015 (Miss. 2011)
  • DC General Contractors, Inc. v. Slay Steel, Inc., _ So.3d_, 2013 WL 427380 (Miss.App. 2013)

Noteworthy

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s "Top 40 Leaders in Law" for 2014
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Construction Litigation (listed annually since 2014)
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Construction/Surety by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2013)
  • Recognized by Governor Haley Barbour (2009) and the Mississippi Development Authority (2008, 2010) for dedication and support of the Model Contractor Development Program
  • Named to "Top 40 Under 40" by the Mississippi Business Journal (2011)
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP)

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Presentations

  • "TILA/RESPA Litigation Issues and Mississippi's Lien Law", March 6, 2017
  • "Mississippi Lien Laws", July 30, 2016
  • "Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues", July 18, 2016
  • "The Use of Public Record Requests in the Procurement Process", April 5, 2016
  • "Finding the ‘Green’ in Green Development & Clean Energy", November 13, 2014, 13th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference
  • "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims", 2011
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Publications

  • "Construction Law"
    Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, March 2017
  • "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
  • "Mississippi Legislature Passes Sweeping New Lien Law"
    Jones Walker Client Alert March 28, 2014
  • "A 50 State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes and Procedures: Mississippi Section"
    Guide to State Procurement, American Bar Association, 2011
  • "Clearly Defined Roles Are Key to Green Success”
    The Mississippi Business Journal, July 27, 2009
  • "Green Building Development in Mississippi: Issues on the Horizon”
    The Mississippi College Law Review, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2009
  • "Assuring That Your Liquidated Damage Clause Is Enforceable”
    Legal Briefs, The Mississippi Manufacturers Association December 2006
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Memberships

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association 
  • Loyola University Alumni Association
  • Mississippi Surety Association
  • Ole Miss Loyalty Foundation
  • St. Columb's Episcopal Church
  • State and Local Procurement Law Division (Member; Vice Chair, 2017-2018)
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • The University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Jones Walker Corporate Membership