Gregory M. Hunsucker, Principal.
Licensure/Bar Affiliations: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh and Fifth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern District (Florida), Northern and Eastern Districts (Oklahoma), Northern and Southern Districts (Mississippi); Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma Bars.
Education and Training: Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1996, Order of the Coif; Top grade in Advanced Intellectual Property, Agency, Criminal Constitutional Law; First Prize, 1996 Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at Vanderbilt University School of Law; National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2000; Mediation (Advanced and Basic) 2005-2006; Valdosta University, B.S.Ed. (Dean’s List), Georgia Military College, A.S. (Dean’s List), Darton College, A.A. (Dean’s List); United States Navy (1983-1989), Honor Graduate, Electronics School, 2880 classroom hours (computers, communications, electronics), Aircraft Carrier and Naval Submarine Base Service, Top Secret Security Clearance.
Publications/activities: The European Database Directive: Regional Stepping Stone to An International Model?, 7 Fordham Intell. Prop., Media & Enter. L.J. 697–778 (1997); Economic Efficiency v. the Right to Be Let Alone, N.E. Miss. Bus. Digest 8 (Dec. 1997); Copyright Liability of Online Service Providers, N.E. Miss. Bus. Digest 10 (Jan. 1998); ABA Online Service Provider Liability Subcommittee Report (1998); Responding to Year 2000 Issues Affecting Hospitals, HFMA Newsletter, Vol. II. (1998); ABA Database Subcommittee Report (1998, 1999, 2000). Assistant to Adjunct Health Law Instructor, Univ. of Miss. School of Law, Summer 1997. American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section: Chmn. Mbrshp. Comm. 1999-2000, Chmn. Database Protection Subcom., 1998-1999, 1999-2000, Chmn., Online Service Provider Liability Subcom., 1997-1998, Asst. Chmn., Trade Secret Protection Subcom., 1997-1998.
Reported cases: Chism v. Chism, ____ So. 3d _____ (Miss. 2014) (parental rights) (petition for certiorari granted for client); Bailey Brake Farms, Inc. v. Trout, 116 So. 3d 1064 (Miss. 2013) (arbitration) (reversed and rendered for client); Lee County v. Davis, 838 So.2d 243 (Miss. 2003) (sovereign immunity) (reversed and rendered for client); Martin v. Flanagan, 818 So.2d 1124 (Miss. 2002) (surface water runoff) (affirmed for client); Thomas Truck Lease v. Lee County, 744 So.2d. 286 (Miss. 1999), pet. for cert. denied 531 U.S. 812 (2000) (commerce clause) (affirmed for client); Williams, et al. v. Lee County et al., 763 So.2d. 182 (Miss. App. 2000) (res judicata) (affirmed for client); Williams, et al. v. Lee Sheriff’s Department et al., 744 So.2d 286 (Miss. 1999) (1983) (affirmed for client).
Experience: Hunsucker Law Firm, PLLC, Tupelo, MS, 12/2004-Present, General counsel for exercise equipment designer and manufacturer; contract, employment, intellectual property and business advice, patent and trademark litigation; General business advice and associated representation in substantial domestic matters; associated appellate representation in various matters; Moye O’Brien, Maitland, FL, 5/2003-11/2004, Construction Litigation–Multi-residential, commercial; Nichols Wolfe, Tulsa, OK, 5/2002-4/2003, Construction and business Litigation—residential and commercial; Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P., Tupelo, MS, 8/1996-5/2002, Litigation (health law, commercial and business), Transactional (health law, professional, software and data licenses, stock and asset purchase, commercial real estate, trademark and domain name applications); Ren Corporation–USA, Nashville, TN, 5/1995–2/1996, Special Projects Law Clerk, Designed legal and real estate development database program (using Microsoft Access) for multinational corporation; Professor Frank Bloch, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN, 5/1995–1/1996, Research Assistant; Baydoun, Harris, & Reese, Nashville, Tennessee, 3/1994–2/1995, Law Clerk; Judge David H. Welles, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Nashville. Summer 1994, Judicial Intern; Department of Defense, 1989–1993. Computer Programmer, Equipment Specialist, Secret security clearance; United States Navy: Submarine Base Kings Bay; U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN–69, 1983–1989, Electronics Supervisor (Computer, Communications and Radar); Commendation, Commander Naval Air Force, Battle “E’ and Sea Service Ribbons, Top secret security clearance.