Who We Are

Nelson Touchstone PLLC is a general litigation firm in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They have over eight decades of combined legal experience. Mark A. Nelson, Brad A. Touchstone, and Jack Land have earned the highest Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating available to each of their experience levels. These ratings are a testament to the legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, communication ability and experience of the Nelson Touchstone team.

 

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Mark A. Nelson Attorney and Counselor at Law

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Professional

• Awarded a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent

• Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2011 – present

• Admitted to Bar 1982, Mississippi

• Admitted to Bar 1985, Louisiana (inactive)

• Mississippi Supreme Court Task Force on Judicial Discipline, 2005

• Mississippi Supreme Court Complaint Tribunal for the Mississippi Bar, 2004-2010

• Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence, Ethics, Licensure and Professional Liability, College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Carey University, 2011-2013

• Presented “Who Is Your Client” to the Mississippi Bar, Business Law Section annual meeting for continuing education, 2011

• Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

• Law Clerk to Honorable Emmett R. Cox, U.S. District Judge

        – U.S. District Court for The Southern District of Alabama, 1983-1984

• Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

• Mississippi Bar, Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, Committee Member

• Chairman, Lamar Order University of Mississippi School of Law, 2016

 

Education

• University of Mississippi School of Law (JD 1982)

Associate and Research Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1981-1982

Member, Journal of Space Law, 1982

• University of South Alabama (BA 1979)

 

Practice Areas

Admiralty

Appellate Work

Automobile Accidents

Commercial and Business Litigation

 

Insurance

Medical Malpractice Defense

Professional Liability

Trucking Liability

Reported Cases

Baker & McKenzie, LLP v. Evans, 123 So.3d 387 (Miss. 2013)(affirming liability of law firm sued for legal malpractice in suit brought by client represented by Mark Nelson)


Brown v. Waldron, 186 So.3d 955 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016)(affirming dismissal of Mark Nelson’s construction contractor client in home warranty defense)


Metropolitan Life v. Aetna Cas., 728 So.2d 573 (Miss. 1999)(affirming dismissal of claim for coverage against insurance carrier represented by Mark Nelson)


In re Reinstatement of Baker, 649 So.2d 850 (Miss. 1996)(reinstating Mark Nelson’s client-lawyer to Bar)


Fortenberry v. Foxworth Corp., 825 F. Supp. 1265 (S.D. Miss. 1993)(dismissing securities fraud case against Bank Holding Company represented by Mark Nelson)


Mallette v. Church of God Int’l, 789 So.2d 120 (Miss. 2001)(dismissing Church represented by Mark Nelson in suit by former pastor)


HEI Res. East OMG v. Evans, 413 Fed. Appx 712 (5th Cir. 2011)(successfully appealed and reversed grant of multi million dollar judgment against client)


Hall v. Noble Drilling, 242 F.3d 582 (5th Cir. 2001)(affirming grant of maritime award to clients).

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Brad A. Touchstone Attorney and Counselor at Law

 

Professional

• Awarded a Martindale Hubbell rating of BV Distinguished

• Admitted to Bar 2009, Mississippi

• County Attorney, Lamar County, Mississippi (2010-2015)

• Representative, Mississippi House of Representatives, District 101

• Member, American Bar Association

• Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association

• Member, Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyer’s Association

• Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

• President, Lions Club of Sumrall, MS

 

Education

• Mississippi College (JD 2009)

• Millsaps College (MBA 2004)

• Millsaps College (BBA 2002)

• Pearl River Community College (AA 2000)

 

Practice Areas

Automobile Liability Litigation

Domestic Relations

Professional Liability

General Litigation

Insurance Law

Premise Liability

School Law

Wills, Trusts & Estates Administration

 

John W. (Jack) Land Attorney and Counselor at Law

Of Counsel

• AV Rated

• Admitted to Bar 1971, Mississippi

• Law Clerk to Hon. Henry Lee Rogers, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1971-1972

• City Judge, Rosedale, Mississippi, 1973-1978

• Member, The Mississippi Bar

• Member, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

• Member, Defense Research Institute

• Member, South Central Mississippi Bar Association

Education

• Mississippi State University (B.S. 1967)

• Jackson School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1971)

MILITARY

• LTC, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserve, Ret.

 

Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Litigation

Domestic Relations

Family Law

General Litigation

Insurance Law

Premise Liability

Wills, Trusts & Estates Administration