Making A Difference In Our Community
– Making A Difference In People’s Lives

downtown Jackson Mississippi
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Philip C. Hearn

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The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100
America's Top 100 | Personal Injury Attorneys | Top 100 | 2020
AV | Martindale-Hubbell | Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2021


Phil Hearn, President of Hearn Law Firm in Jackson, MS, has been a part of the Mississippi legal landscape for more than 25 years. Personal injury victims and criminal defendants from all walks of life in Mississippi have benefited from his exceptional legal leadership. As your lawyer, Mr. Hearn listens to you, digs for the facts and prepares your case as if a trial is imminent. His sterling reputation as an effective trial lawyer precedes him. His goal is to achieve justice for every client he represents. When a civil dispute must go to court, clients' issues are in capable hands. Philip C. Hearn anticipates prosecution strategies and counters with timely tactics of his own. He knows every technique for voicing your goals before judge and jury.



  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence - 1992
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1989
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Awarded National Merit Scholarship
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Minor: History

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Construction Law
  • Professional Licensure
  • General Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Relations/Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • Choctaw Tribal Court


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating AV (preeminent)
  • AVVO Rating 10.0
  • Speaker at Mississippi College School of Law on nursing home litigation
  • Frequent speaker at Tougaloo College events on criminal law/expungements
  • Frequent speaker at churches in the Jackson, MS area on employment discrimination, criminal law and civil rights
  • Speaker at various CLEs
  • Former city prosecutor and current Municipal Judge for the Town of Blue Mountain, MS
  • Recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as a Mississippi Leader in Law for 2019 and Top 10 Finalist for Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America-2021

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, Mississippi College School of Law
  • Guest Speaker, Tougaloo College

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Millsaps College Alumni Association, Member
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Member
  • General Counsel - NAMI Mississippi

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Capitol Area Bar Association, (Committee on Diversity-2016-2017, 2017-2018; Committee on Solo/Small Firm Practice-2018-2019; Committee on Membership-2019-2020)
  • Mississippi Bar, Former Chairman, Legal Lines Committee (providing free legal advice to members of the community); member or former member of the Sections on Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Workers Compensation, and the Young Lawyers Division
  • American Association for Justice, (Mississippi Chairman-Business Interruption Legal Task Force, 2020)
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, (Board of Governors, 2017-2019, 2019-2021; Editor, 2019 Edition of Voir Dire Magazine; Chairman, Membership Committee 2019-2020; Parliamentarian, 2020-2021)
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • Choctaw Tribal Bar
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Past Member
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Past Member

Current Employment Position

  • President

Past Positions

  • Hearn & Thomas, PLLC, Co-Founder, President/Partner, 2000 to 2007
  • Young, Williams, Henderson & Fuselier, Senior Associate, 1997 to 2000
  • Maxey, Wann & Begley, Associate, 1994 to 1997
  • Langston, Frazer & Sweet, Associate, 1993 to 1994
  • Presiding Justice Dan M. Lee, Supreme Court of Mississippi, Law Clerk, 1992 to 1993

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Order