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DaLinda Hefner Legal Case Manager and Secretary



  • Admitted to practice before all courts in the States of Mississippi and Tennessee, and before the United States Supreme Court (Mississippi Bar, 1986; U.S. Supreme Court 1998; Tennessee Bar 2017)
  • Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) since 2013
  • Over 40 reported appellate decisions
  • faculty member for a variety of seminars dealing with issues in his areas of specialty over the years, most recently presenting on “The Drones: They Are Coming!” at the 72nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (Orlando, Florida), to the “LMA Under 35” group at Lloyd’s of London, U.K., to the XChanging Claims group in London, UK, at the ACE Annual Conference in Washington DC, at the RIMS Annual Conferences in New Orleans, LA, and Philadelphia, PA, and at the AmeriClaim annual conference in Grapevine, TX
  • article entitled “Obamacare and Emerging Workers’ Compensation Trends – National Reform, Legislation and Alternative Dispute Resolution” was published in the March 5, 2012 issue of Claims Magazine
  • presently a member of the American Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association; Madison County Bar Association; Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; Mississippi Claims Association; American Business & Insurance Attorneys; DRI (Young Lawyers’ Committee, 1991-95, Drug & Medical Device Steering Committee, 1994-95, Technology Committee, Mississippi State Liaison, 2000-Present, and Trucking and Insurance Committees, 2005 to present); Mississippi Economic Council, 1992-Present; Leadership Mississippi, 1995-96; the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (2008-present, Insurance Extra-Contractual Claims Committee 2009-present, Mississippi State Chair 2010-present); Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA; formerly National Association of Professional and Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO)); the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA); the Transportation Law Association (TLA); and, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • AB 1982, Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
  • JD 1985, University of Mississippi School of Law (Oxford, Mississippi)