Taylor A. Heck

theck@lamarhannaford.com
662-562-6537

After completing her undergraduate degree in History from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama, Taylor moved to Oxford where she earned her law degree from The University of Mississippi School of Law. During law school, she served as an executive articles editor for the Mississippi Law Journal and was a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Federalist Society.  After law school, Taylor moved to Jackson, where she served as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court for Presiding Justice Jess Dickinson and for Justice Ann Hannaford Lamar. After practicing commercial litigation as an associate at McGlinchey Stafford for three years, she returned to the Court and clerked for Justice Lamar until her retirement in December of 2016. She joined Lamar & Hannaford, P.A. in January of 2017. When she is not practicing law, Taylor enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, movies, concerts and sports.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Law
General Litigation
Governmental Law
Personal Injury

EDUCATION
The University of Mississippi School of Law
– Oxford, Mississippi
J.D., magna cum laude, 2008

•    Executive Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
•    Robert C. Khayat Scholarship for Outstanding Service to the Law Journal
•    Five American Jurisprudence Awards

Athens State University – Athens, Alabama
B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2004

•    Athens State Dean’s List
•    Excellence in History Award, 2003 and 2004

BAR ADMISSIONS
Mississippi, 2008
Alabama, 2009
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, 2011
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, 2011
All Bankruptcy Courts in Mississippi and Alabama

ASSOCIATIONS
Mississippi Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Rotary Club Member

DISTINCTIONS
AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum, 2013
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Member of the Mississippi Bar Complaint Tribunal
Law Clerk for Presiding Justice Jess H. Dickinson
Law Clerk for Justice Ann H. Lamar

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
Lefoldt v. Rentfro, 241 So. 3d 565 (Miss. 2017)
Froemel v. Estate of Froemel, 248 So. 3d 876 (Miss. 2018)