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William C. Pentecost

Of Counsel

Clint Pentecost represents clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts.

Professional Biography

Clint Pentecost is of counsel in Baker Donelson's Jackson office where he represents clients in matters involving complex litigation, appeals, nonprofit law, and intellectual property. He has extensive experience in litigation matters concerning contractual and insurance disputes, child welfare law, lender liability claims, and intellectual property disputes. In addition, Clint assists clients with policy and regulation development as well as legislative drafting.

Clint served as counsel to the Mississippi Supreme Court for more than seven years. During that time, he advised the Court in adopting, amending and enacting legislative actions and procedures related to electronic filing, including ensuring compliance with relevant rules, conducting analysis of user processes and developing requirements for the design of the system and training of attorneys, clerks and chambers on the system.

  • Advised non-profit companies with corporate formation, application for recognition of tax exemption, drafting/review of policies and procedures.

  • Represented subprime mortgage lenders in litigation matters involving alleged mortgage fraud and civil conspiracy.

  • Represented insurers in litigation matters related to alleged bad faith denial of claims and other coverage issues.

  • Defended claims for alleged trademark and copyright infringement on behalf of multiple companies.

  • Represented residential builders in litigation matters alleging structural defects arising out of improper construction practices.

  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association (Past Chair, Intellectual Property Section)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2021–2024)
  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Adjunct Professor – Mississippi College School of Law (2007 – 2013)
  • Electronic Filing for Attorneys: Federal and State Courts, Various CLE Events (2008 – 2019)


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Murray State University, B.S., 1996


  • Mississippi, 2000

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