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Sheryl Bey

Senior Counsel

Sheryl Bey is a litigator with more than 25 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, business litigation related to construction defects, contract and trade secret disputes and insurance coverage disputes.

Professional Biography

Throughout her career, Mrs. Bey has worked with insurance companies and financial institutions, their officers and directors, and investment professionals in a wide variety of cases, including fraud actions, suitability cases, breach of fiduciary duty cases, defalcations, lender liability claims, and mortgage fraud matters in federal, state and tribal courts. In addition, Mrs. Bey has handled a wide variety of intentional business tort and contract disputes on behalf of domestic and international concerns in a wide variety of industry sectors, including marine, construction, insurance and manufacturing.

Mrs. Bey also has experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims and maritime liens. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America. Mrs. Bey works out of the Jackson office.

  • Member – American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice, and Admiralty)
    • Vice Chair – Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 2012
  • Member – Louisiana Bar Association (Presidential Appointee, Committee on Federal Habeas Corpus Death Penalty Appeals, 1991 – 1992)
  • Member – Mississippi and Capital Area Bar Associations
  • Member – Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member – Federal Bar Association
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006 – 2022; listed as one of the top 50 female attorneys, 2011 – 2016, 2018; listed as one of the top 50 attorneys in Mississippi, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed since 2012 in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as a leading litigation lawyer in Mississippi 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Construction Litigation since 2013; Commercial Litigation since 2020; Litigation - Insurance, 2021 – 2023;  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2023)
  • Fellow – American Bar Foundation  
  • Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honor Society
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers' Project
  • Mississippi Bar Association – Women in the Profession
  • Pro Bono – Habeas Corpus Federal Death Penalty Appeal Assigned Counsel – Parchman, Mississippi
  • Named to Mississippi Business Journal's 2015 Leaders in Law
  • Named to Mississippi Business Journal's 50 Leading Business Women, 2007
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's 2021 Jackson Office Pro Bono Award
  • Recipient – The Charles Pickering Award for Pro Bono Service, 2012
  • "Current Issues of Interest in Tribal and Federal Law," Tribal Relations Committee, Conference of Chief Justices (Summer 2011)


  • Loyola University, J.D., 1988
  • University of New Mexico, B.A., 1978


  • Mississippi, 1993
  • Louisiana, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1989
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Courts, 2000

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