Mary Margaret Gay
Mary Margaret Gay is a founding member of GJK and concentrates her practice on strategies to help her clients anticipate and eliminate risk. She represents clients locally, regionally, and nationally. She possesses extensive experience in creating cost-efficient, unified defense strategies to manage special issues arising in litigation. She works closely with companies to create best practices, and trains their employees, outside counsel and others involved on how to put these into play. Mary Margaret regularly assists clients in monitoring and predicting trends in litigation, including filing rates, verdicts, and jurisdictional changes. She also works in Mississippi to assist students, parents, and school districts with issues related to Title IX, bullying, implementation of independent education plans and strategies to increase communication of students, teachers, and administrators.
Sarah Beth Jones
Sarah Beth Jones is a founding member of GJK licensed in Mississippi and Alabama. She strives to serve her clients with enthusiasm and excellence as they collaborate together to reduce risk and identify smart solutions to legal issues. She focuses her practice on coordination of special projects and implementation of creative defense strategies in the mass tort arena. Sarah Beth has a passion for assisting small businesses in her community and working with parents, children, and schools to improve the quality of education for students with special needs.
Joanna B. Kuhn is a founding member of GJK and leads the firm's El Dorado, Arkansas office. She serves as trust transparency counsel for a number of insurers and defendants, regularly working with clients and their local counsel on asbestos bankruptcy trust issues, and collaborating on related defense strategies and briefing.
Joanna has handled, managed, and coordinated special projects for clients arising in mass tort and insurance coverage litigation. Joanna has represented clients nationally, regionally, and locally in asbestos, silica, and other personal injury matters, including risk management and defending asbestos depositions.
Lindsey S. Wiseman is an experienced Mississippi-licensed attorney in the firm's Jackson, Mississippi office. Through her estate planning and probate practice, Lindsey advises clients with regard to their own particular needs and aspirations as they plan for the future. She also focuses her practice on corporate defense litigation, professional malpractice, and employment claims. Lindsey is passionate about supporting our local community and small businesses with wise legal strategies to optimize systems and to incorporate best business practices.
Malea Higdon brings years of litigation experience practicing throughout Alabama to GJK. Malea is also licensed in Mississippi and previously practiced in Hawaii. She has experience representing clients in all stages of litigation from initial pleadings through trial. Malea is an integral part of GJK’s product liability and toxic tort team with a focus on mass tort litigation defense in Alabama. Malea also works on small business and corporate legal matters analyzing issues for strategies and solutions to legal challenges.