Jefferson Davis Gilder

Jefferson Davis Gilder

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Location:
Southaven, Mississippi
Phone:
866-912-0408
662-655-2115
Fax:
662-349-7028
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Jefferson D. Gilder was admitted to the Mississippi and Tennessee Bars in 1990. Mr. Gilder is admitted to practice in all courts in Mississippi and Tennessee including Federal Court, the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Personal Injury, Criminal, Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights, and Product Liability are included in Mr. Gilder's areas of practice. Mr. Gilder spent his first ten years as an attorney practicing with his father, Robert G. Gilder, at Gilder Law Firm in Southaven, Mississippi before forming Gilder & Howell, P.A. with Jamie W. Howell, Jr. in June of 2000.

Association Memberships: Mr. Gilder is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), the Mississippi and Tennessee Bar Associations, the DeSoto County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011, and The Million Dollar Advocates Forum which recognizes attorneys who have secured a recovery for their client of one million dollars or more.

Education History:  Mr. Gilder received his Juris Doctorate in 1990 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accountancy in 1987 from the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He graduated from high school at Memphis Preparatory School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1984 as Salutatorian.

Personal Profile: Mr. Gilder was born on July 19, 1966 in Vardaman, Mississippi. He and his wife, Caroline Reese Gilder, have two daughters, Suzannah and Josephine. He attends The Orchard Fellowship. Golf, Ole Miss football, family, and church fill Mr. Gilder's time outside the office.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Rights
  • Product Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1990
  • Mississippi, 1990
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Mississippi
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1987
    • Honors: Member, Phi Kappa Phi
    • Major: Accountancy

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 Society of Legal Advocates 2013, 2014
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best, Client Satisfaction Award 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), Member
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • DeSoto County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association