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Michael T. Jaques





Michael Jaques is an attorney with Simmons Dallas, PLLC, in Ridgeland, Mississippi with over 30 years of litigation experience.
Since 2005, Michael's practice has focused on representing the victims of medical malpractice. Michael was born in Franklin,
Louisiana in 1965. He graduated from Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in 1987 earned a Bachelor of
Business Administration degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He returned to Louisiana and in 1990 obtained his
law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Michael then associated with a regional defense firm
in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he practiced civil litigation in the defense of corporate interests and insurers. In 1995, Michael and
his family returned to the Jackson, Mississippi area. Since 1995, in addition to counseling select corporate clients, Michael has
successfully represented many individuals and their families, obtaining compensation for serious injuries and death caused by
wrongful and negligent conduct. Michael is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Mississippi and Louisiana. He
is a member of the Mississippi Association of Justice, and a prior adjunct faculty member at Mississippi College School of Law in
Jackson, Mississippi, instructing in medical malpractice law and practice.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Personal Injury and Death 75%
  • Other Personal Injury and Wrongful Death 10%
  • Business Entity Formation and Representation 5%
  • Civil Defense Litigation 5%
  • Insurance Claims and Coverage Disputes 5%

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1990
  • Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Millsaps College, Jackson
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mississippi State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Mississippi State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Hinds County Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Mississippi Association of Justice, Member
  • Mississippi Association of Justice, Chair, Product Liability Committee, 2004 to 2004


  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha

Classes and Seminars

  • Medical Malpractice, Mississippi College School of Law, 2017 to 2017
  • Economic Damages - Life Care Planning, Mississippi Association of Justice, 2018 to 2018
  • Federal Tort Claims Act - Discretionary Function Exception, Strafford Live CLE, 2020 to 2020

Past Positions

  • Bryant Clark Dukes Blakeslee Ramsay & Hammond, Attorney, 1990 to 1995
  • Langston, Frazer & Sweet, PA, Attorney, 1995 to 1998


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