Patrick R. Buchanan

Patrick. R. Buchanan has been selected by his peers as a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated attorney. He has also been selected by his peers as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only five percent of the attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi are named to the Super Lawyers list each year.

Pat is among only eighty lawyers selected from a six (6) county area on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to be an inaugural member of the American Inns of Court. He remains a current member of the Russell-Blass-Walker chapter of the American Inns of Court and the Mississippi Claims Association (President, Gulf Coast Chapters 1997-98). He is an approved panel attorney for the Mississippi Tort Claims Board. Pat joined the firm in 1989.

Pat has served as the Senior Warden for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (chairman of the lay board that runs the business side of the church). He has also served as President of Biloxi National Little League and, President of Biloxi Little League. In 2005, Pat was selected as the City of Biloxi's Sports Volunteer of the Year. Pat currently serves as the legal advisor to District 2 Little League.


Bonner v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi, LLC 117 So.3d 678 (Miss.Ct.App.2013)
Winner v. CSX Transportation, Inc. 100 So. 3d 478 (Miss.Ct.App. 2012)
Freeman v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. 2006 WL 980786 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
Buck v. Camp Wilkes, 906 So.2d 778 (Miss.App. 2004)
Raiola v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 872 So.2d 79 (Miss.App. 2004)
Lane v. R.A. Sims Jr Inc., 241 F.3d 439 (5th Cir. 2001)
Doherty v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 209 F.3d 720 (5th Cir. 2000) 2000
Bigelow v. United Healthcare of Mississippi, Inc., 220 F.3d 339 (5th Cir.2000)
Broxson v. DuPont, 959 F.2d 967 (5th Cir. 1992)
City of Moss Point v. Miller, 608 So.2d 1332 (Miss. 1992)

Patrick R. Buchanan, born Los Angeles, California, April 17, 1960; admitted to bar: 1989, Mississippi, U. S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Education: University of Michigan and University of South Florida (B.A.-Psychology, 1985); University of Mississippi (J.D., 1989); President, Phi Alpha Delta, 1988-1989; Moot Court Board (Chairman, Trial Division 1988-1989); Selected Order of Barristers, 1989. MEMBER: Harrison, Jackson County (President, Young Lawyers Division 1991-1992) and Biloxi Bar Associations; and Mississippi Bar Association; Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; American Inns of Court; Defense Research Institute, Mississippi Claims Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

Pat is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.


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