Areas of Practice
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1974, cum laude; Index and Review Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1972—1974; Phi Delta Phi
  • Millsaps College, B.A., 1969
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1974
Court Admissions
  • N.D. Miss., 1974
  • S.D. Miss., 1974
Jim Tohill
Special Counsel
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4790 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Jim Tohill is special counsel in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. He has over 30 years of experience in structuring complex development and financing projects in both the private and public sectors. He serves as counsel to both lenders and borrowers and is associated as Mississippi counsel in multi-state transactions.

Mr. Tohill's portfolio of projects includes a newsprint mill, shopping centers, hotels, automobile dealerships, assisted living facilities, hunting clubs, new urbanism developments, mixed use condominiums, and power plants. He also works with a publicly owned fifty thousand acre water supply district with residential, commercial, and mixed use leasehold development, as well as water supply to the City of Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Tohill is a member of and former legislative liaison for Dixie Land Title Association, Inc., and a former member of the American Land Title Association. He also has coal, oil and gas title and regulatory experience in Mississippi and Tennessee.


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Real Estate Law (listed annually since 1987)
  • Named "Jackson-MS Best Lawyers'® Real Estate Lawyer of the Year" 2012 and 2019
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Real Estate (listed annually since 2011) as a "Senior Statesmen"
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a "Top 50 Mississippi Lawyer" in Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007–2008)
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Real Estate (listed annually since 2007)




  • "Surface Waters in Mississippi"
    Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 44, 1973


  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Fellow)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • ELSE School of Business, Millsaps College (Trustee, 1990–1995)
  • The Mississippi Bar (President, Section of Real Property, 1997–1998; Executive Committee, 1992–1995)