Jack F. Dunbar


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•  Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (all editions)
  • Named one of top 50 lawyers in Mississippi, Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Professionalism Award, 2010
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals



•  President, Mississippi Bar Association, 1983-1984
•  President, Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, 1984-1985
•  ABA State Delegate from Mississippi, 1987-1994
•  Member, ABA Board of Governors, House of Delegates, 1994-1997


•  Mississippi (State and Federal courts)
•  Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Jack received his Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College with honors in 1954, where he was selected for membership in the leadership society, Omicron Delta Kappa. In 1954 and 1955 he attended Georgetown University and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1957. He was valedictorian of his graduating class and served as President of the Law School Student Body. He was also Associate Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. Jack is also a 1998 graduate of Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Mediation Training.

Jack was admitted to practice in 1957. His area of practice is civil litigation and mediation/arbitration.  Jack is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell.

He is listed in all editions of The Best Lawyers in America, and has been published in For The Defense and the Mississippi Law Journal, both peer acceptance publications.  He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law from 1989 to 1991, teaching courses in civil procedure.


  • Mississippi Bar Association, President 1983-1984
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, President 1984-1985
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1984 to present; member Board of Governors 1994-1997; ABA Executive Committee, 1996-1997
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Fellow, Mississippi and American Bar Foundations