Philip C. Hearn

Attorney & Founder

Philip Hearn, President of Hearn Law Firm in Jackson, MS, has been a part of the Mississippi legal landscape for more than 30 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.

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 (past & present)

  • American Bar Association
  • Capitol Area Bar Association (Committee on Diversity-2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2020-2021, 2021-2022; Committee on Solo/Small Firm Practice-2018-2019; Committee on Membership-2019-2020)
  • The 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; Secretary, 2021-2022; Treasurer, 2022-2023; Vice-President, 2023-2024; Executive Committee, 2020-present)
  • Millsaps College Alumni Association: Past President, Millsaps College Alumni Association, past member of the Millsaps College Alumni Council (serving on Executive Committee), Class Agent, and frequent speaker at alumni and recruiting events
  • Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, Millsaps College, 1985-1989
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers (top 100-Criminal Defense; Top 100-Civil Plaintiff)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Choctaw Tribal Bar
  • General Counsel to NAMI-Mississippi

Past Positions

  • (Currently) President/Owner, Hearn Law Firm, PLLC, Jackson, MS, New Albany, MS, Port Gibson, MS, Atlanta, GA and Blue Mountain, MS, January 1, 2008 – Present
  • 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


  • Kappa Alpha Order


    • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
      • Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 1989 -1992
      • Awarded the James O. Eastland Scholarship (awarded annually to entering law students who are Mississippi residents and who have demonstrated superior academic ability, good moral character, and motivation for the study and practice of law)
      • Awarded the Mississippi Trial Lawyer Association’s Francis S. Bowling Scholarship (presented annually to the student who has demonstrated academic ability, leadership ability, and trial advocacy skills)
    • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
      • Bachelor of Business Administration, Minor in History – 1985-1989
      • Honors: cum laude
      • Honors: Awarded National Merit Scholarship
      • Member of varsity basketball team

Bar Admissions

    • All Mississippi state courts and federal district courts
    • S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
    • S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Choctaw Tribal Court

Practice Areas

    • Litigation
    • Personal Injury
    • Labor and Employment Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Professional Licensure
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Birth Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Criminal Law
    • Administrative Law


    • 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-2021-2024 (Employment Law)
    • Best Law Firms in America-2021-2024 (Employment Law)
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Awards + Accolades