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; Lecturer, Business Contracts A-Z: Competition and Intellectual Property Issues, National Business Institute (07/15); Getting Paid Before, During and After Trial, The Mississippi Lawyer 24-31 (Vol. LXVI, No. 1, Fall 2019).
Reported cases: Thomas v. Thomas, 2019 Miss. App. LEXIS 352 (2019) (all issues affirmed for client; one issue reversed and remanded for client); Sanderson v. Sanderson, 245 So. 3d 421 (Miss. 2018) (Sanderson II) and Sanderson v. Sanderson, 170 So. 3d 430 (Miss. 2014) (Sanderson I) (substantive conscionability of prenuptial agreement) (all issues ultimately affirmed in client’s favor); Chism v. Bright, 152 So. 3d 318 (Miss. 2014) (TPR) (reversed and rendered 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) (affirmed 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.