Jim Warren


(601) 592-1010

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2017 James L Warren III-DK-200

2017 JLW

Million Dollar Advocates Forum


"At CWP, we work through the documents, the electronically stored information, the expert opinions, and the law to break the case down to its essential elements in the aim of making the complex simple for our clients, the court, and the jury."

Jim Warren is focused on resolving disputes. He brings knowledge of the law and strategic thinking to each engagement. His commitment to dispute resolution is backed up by a willingness and ability to take the case to trial should circumstances require.

Jim Warren has tried and won many types of cases in his career. He has obtained multimillion-dollar judgments and successfully defended cases seeking millions. Much of Mr. Warren’s practice is focused on insurance coverage as well as complex commercial litigation such as construction defect, product liability, and business disputes. He is admitted in Mississippi, Florida, the United States Virgin Islands, and the United States District Court in Puerto Rico. Mr. Warren has also tried and arbitrated cases in Tennessee, Missouri, California, and New York, and handled matters in many other states and countries. He is also a successful neutral, acting as mediator, arbitrator, and court-appointed special master. Mr. Warren is active in the Bar, serving in various roles.


  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
      • Co-Chair, Damages, Defects, Scheduling and Experts Subcommittee of Construction Litigation Committee
      • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • The Mississippi Bar
    • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
    • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Former Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Task Force
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Former Chair, Gaming Law Section
  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Bar Association of the Virgin Islands
    • Former Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Mississippi
  • Court Annexed Mediator
  • Acted as Court Appointed Special Master, Hinds Chancery Court
  • Member, U.S. District Court Panel of Neutrals (Southern District)
  • FINRA Arbitrator
  • AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)


  • Mississippi State Court
  • Florida State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court, Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., 1984)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 1987)


  • General Civil Litigation and Arbitration
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Large Loss Subrogation
  • Commercial Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration
  • Vehicle Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Mediator/Arbitrator



Co-author, Is Representation in an Arbitration Considered the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi?, 79 Miss. L.J. Supra 44 (2009), available here. 

Co-author, To Expand Contractual Liability Exclusion or Not to Expand?, 22 Constr. Litig., no. 1 (Winter 2013), available here.  

Blaming the Mediator: Mediator Coercion and Mediator Testimony Cases , 60 Miss. Law., no. 2, Winter 2014, at 38, available here.

Construction Litigation Jury Instruction chapter co-author 

Defending Under a Reservation of Rights: Mississippi Insurance Defense in the Wake of Moeller and its Progeny, Mississippi Law Journal, 83 Miss. L.J. 1219

DSU Primer: Valuable Coverage When a Project Goes Wrong, A.B.A. Constr. Litig. Newsletter (Dec. 22, 2015),


  • "Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Mississippi: Alternative Dispute Resolution 2016"
  • "Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Mississippi:  Contract Negotiation and Drafting:, 2013-15
  • "Appellate Mediation in Mississippi?", Leading the Way to a Better Practice-The Mississippi Bar Litigation Section, Oxford, 2014
  • "The Joint Opening Session in Mediation", Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute-American Bar Association, Nashville, 2013
  • "National Developments and Trends in Mediation", Advanced Mediation Skills Workshop-The Mississippi Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Oxford, 2013
  • "Ethics of Jury Practice", Issues in Personal Injury Practice-Barristers, Jackson, 2012
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Skills Workshop" – Facilitator, Mississippi Bar Association, Gulfport, 2012
  • "What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know" – Moderator, National Business Institute, Jackson, 2011
  • "Insurance Coverage & Litigation" - Moderator, Barristers, Jackson, 2011
  • "Miscellaneous Musings on Mississippi Litigation Practice in the Early 21st Century", "Common Ethical and Professional Scenarios and How to Respond", Torts & Insurance: Quick Tips for Practical Lawyers-Barristers, Jackson, 2009
  • "The Rights of the Insured When the Insurer Reserves Its Rights", Insurance Bad Faith Claims-Lorman, Jackson, 2009
  • "What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know" – Moderator, National Business Institute, Jackson, 2008
  • "Ethical and Professional Behavior in an Uncivil Environment", Trial Practice Nuts & Bolts-Barristers, Jackson, 2008
  • "Construction Law", Construction Law in Mississippi-Barristers, Jackson, 2008
  • "Plan and Prepare for Trial", "Select the Right Jury for Your Case", "Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls", Winning Your First Civil Trial-National Business Institute, Jackson, 2008
  • "Jury Selection" and "Effective Trial Presentation", Quick Tips for Mississippi Litigators-Barristers, Hattiesburg, 2007
  • "Jury Selection" and "Effective Trial Presentation", Quick Tips for Mississippi Litigators-Barristers, Jackson, 2007
  • "Presentation of Depositions/Documents at Trial", Discovery Skills for Legal Staff-Lorman, Jackson, 2007
  • "Liability and Other Legal Issues Affecting Architects and Engineers", Construction Law in Mississippi-Barristers, Jackson, 2006
  • “Economic Loss Doctrine in Mississippi”, Hot Tips and Trends for Mississippi Lawyers-Barristers, Hattiesburg, 2006
  • “Winning Your First Civil Trial in Mississippi: What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School”, National Business Institute, Jackson, 2005
  • “Using Jury Selection to Increase Your Success at Trial”, “Opening Statement-Setting the Stage for a Successful Verdict”, “Direct Examination-An Important Building Block to Your Case’s Foundation”, “Putting Together a Powerful Closing Argument”, Advanced Trial Advocacy in Mississippi-National Business Institute, Jackson, 2005
  • “Hearsay”, Real Evidence For The Trial Practitioner – Including Practical Tips From The Bench-Lorman, Jackson, 2005
  • “Presentation of Evidence at Trial”, Litigation Skills For Legal Staff-Lorman, Jackson, 2005
  • “Crime and Punishment: The Law and Practice of Punitive Damages in Mississippi”, National Business Institute, Jackson, 2003
  • "Damages in Mississippi Civil Trial Practice”, National Business Institute, Jackson, 2002 




"An excellent litigation team with the experience and commitment to handle the most complex and strongly argued cases."