Member/Fellow News

Ms. Jocelyn Brumbaugh

The Brumbaugh Group

Jon Cipriani and Mickey Passman Elected to Partnership at BatesCarey

Jon Cipriani and Mickey Passman have been elected to partnership at national insurance coverage law firm BatesCarey. Jon represents insurers and reinsurers in disputes in state and federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitrations. Mickey handles a wide variety of commercial general liability coverage and professional liability coverage matters.

Ms. Deanna Wray

Trial Attorney
Bodyfelt Mount LLP

Bodyfelt Mount Names New Managing Partner

Bodyfelt Mount has appointed Kirstin Abel as managing partner. Abel’s practice concentrates on product liability, drug and medical device, professional liability and medical malpractice matters. She replaces Deanna Wray. Deanna will continue to focus her practice on the defense of product and general liability civil litigation matters.

Mr. Brett Napier

Marketing Director
Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP

Sharp & Briggs Join Deutsch Kerrigan LLP

Deutsch Kerrigan LLP announced that Myles E. Sharp and Robert E. Briggs III have joined the firm in the Gulfport office. Myles Sharp represents multiple Fortune 500 clients facing insurance defense litigation. Robert (Bob) Briggs has over 17 years experience defending insurance and corporate clients against litigation and workers compensation defense claims. 

Mr. Adam Fleischer

BatesCarey LLP

BatesCarey Bolsters Appellate Practice With Former Sedgwick Partner

National insurance coverage law firm BatesCarey announced today Agelo L. Reppas has joined as a partner to bolster the firm’s trial monitoring and complex appellate practices. For nearly two decades, Reppas has represented clients in appellate and post-trial litigation in jurisdictions across the country.

Mr. G. Jeffrey Vernis

Vernis and Bowling
South Carolina

Vernis & Bowling welcomes Joseph Bias

Vernis & Bowling of Columbia is pleased to welcome Joseph Bias, Esq.  Joseph is the Liability Department Managing Attorney and can be reached at

Mrs. Amorice Law

Director of Marketing and Business Development
Huie Fernambucq & Stewart LLP

Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart Welcomes Three New Attorneys

We are pleased to announce three new attorneys have joined Huie in Birmingham, Alabama. Madison Davis, Will Thompson and Paul Wallace recently joined our office as associates.

Mr. Brett Napier

Marketing Director
Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP

Wendel Stout and Jason Franco of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP Obtain Successful Defense Verdict in Mesothelioma Case

Wendel Stout and Jason Franco, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP Toxic Tort attorneys, obtained a successful defense verdict on behalf of CertainTeed Corporation in a living mesothelioma jury trial in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on September 19, 2017. During closing arguments, plaintiff asked for $15,000,000 to compensate Mr. Smith. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour and 11 of 12 jurors rendered a verdict in favor of CertainTeed.