Taylor A. Heck

theck@lamarhannaford.com
662-562-6537

After completing her undergraduate degree in History from Athens State University in North Alabama, Taylor moved to Oxford where she obtained 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. 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
Wills, Estates and Trusts

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

DISTINCTIONS

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