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Mary Margaret Gay


Fondren Corner

2906 N. State Street, Suite 106

Jackson, Mississippi 39216


Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas

  • Mississippi


  • Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Transparency

  • General Counsel and Small Business Services

  • Government Contracts, Procurement & Public Records Requests

  • Mass Tort and Personal Injury Defense 

  • Special Education Law

​Professional Recognition​

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars®

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®

  • Martindale-Hubbard® Distinguished AV Peer Review Rated

  • The Best Lawyers® in America

  • Top 50: 2014 Mississippi Super Lawyers®

  • Top 50: 2014 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers®

  • 2015 Leaders in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal

  • 2017 Leading Mississippi Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal


  • Member, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, LLC

  • Partner, Forman Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP

  • Associate Attorney, Waller & Waller


  • "Evolution Of The Asbestos Plaintiff Exposure Profile," Mealey's Litigation Report: Asbestos, Vol. 38 #14, August 2023.

  • “Finding Alternative Exposures In Asbestos Cases: Knowing The Right Questions And Resources,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Asbestos, Vol. 36 #9, June 2021.

  • “Illinois Asbestos Litigation: Common Sense Reforms For The Nation’s Leading State For Asbestos Filings,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Asbestos, Vol. 36 #6, April 2021.

  • "A Matter of Trust? How Access to Asbestos Trust Claims Information Affects Cases in New York Courts," NYCJI, October 2019.

  • "Update On Asbestos Trust Transparency Legislation For Defense Counsel," June 4, 2019.

  • “Did You Get That? Maximizing Alternative Exposures and Bankruptcy Trust Information at Depositions,” For the Defense, January 2019.

  • “2018 Progress Report: Asbestos Trust Transparency Legislation,” The Voice, Vol. 17, Issue 28, July 25, 2018.

  • “From Safety to Subpoenas: A Quick Guide to the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act,” February 2018

  • “2017 Asbestos Update: Deposition Strategies for Developing Alternative Exposures,” For The Defense, June 2017.

  • “Off Target: Dicamba Drift Issues Ensnaring Farmers,” Growing Mississippi, August 9, 2017.

  • “Part Two: Dicamba Drift Issues Ensnaring Farmers,” Growing Mississippi, August 15, 2017.

  • “Trust Transparency Post-Garlock: Discovery and Deposition Strategies for Defense Counsel,” The National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Winter/Spring 2016 Case Law Update Newsletter.

  • “Garlock One Year Later,” IADC Committee Newsletter, January 2015.

  • “Garlock Bankruptcy Judge: Asbestos Settlements 'Infected With the Impropriety of Some Law Firms',” IADC Committee Newsletter, April 2014, Second Edition.

  • “Asbestos Litigation and the Bankruptcy Trust System: Mastering a Plaintiff’s Game,” Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 15 #3, October 2015.

  • “The Billion Dollar Difference: The Value of Trust Transparency,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Asbestos, Vol. 29 #15, September 10, 2014. 

  • “The Billion Dollar Difference: The Value of Trust Transparency,” Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 14 #1, August 2014.

 Speaking Engagements

  •  “The Bankruptcy Trust Offset: What is it and should it be applied in a Civil Case?" Perrin Conference, March 2015, Beverly Hills, California.

  •  “Garlock Estimation Ruling: New Procedural Issues (Discovery Motions, Motions to Unseal Records, Lack of Enforcement Mechanisms and What to Do With the Information at Trial); How These Issues Impact Future Liability,” American Conference Institute's 18th National Forum on Asbestos Claims and Litigation, January 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  •  “The Garlock Ruling: Understanding the Impact and Applications in the Tort System,” FETTI Conference, October 2014, Chicago, Illinois.

  • “Asbestos Compensation: The Impact of Bankruptcy on the Tort System,” Perrin Conference, September 2014, San Francisco, California.

  •  “Women in Business Breakfast Roundtable,” Perrin Conference, March 2014.

  •  “Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation: Screening & Case Resolution” Mealey's Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation Conference.

  •  “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch Changes: The Latest Developments in MDL 875 and What to Expect, a Panel Discussion” Andrews' Asbestos Litigation Conference.


  • Mississippi College School of Law (J.D.)

  • Hendrix College (B.A. in Political Science) 

Professional & Civic Organizations/Memberships/Associations

  • Mississippi Bar Association

  • Capital Area Bar Association

  • Mississippi Volunteers Lawyers Project

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

  • Junior League of Jackson, Board of Directors 2021-2022 and 2022-2023

  • The ALS Association Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter, Volunteer

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