William B. Bardwell
Before he began his career in the courtroom, Will spent most nights in a press room. After graduating with honors from the University of Mississippi in 2003, he spent two years as a newspaper reporter at The Meridian Star, where he covered local news, high school sports, and college sports. Eventually, he returned to the University of Mississippi for law school and graduated with honors in 2008. As a student, he won the Mississippi Moot Court Championship tournament and earned two Outstanding Student Awards.

After law school, Will served as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court, first for Presiding Justice Oliver E. Diaz, Jr., and later for Justice James W. Kitchens. After leaving the Supreme Court, Will opened his own law practice in downtown Jackson, where he specialized in civil and criminal appeals. His work included victories at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Mississippi Supreme Court, and the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

In 2011, Will accepted a position as one of the first law clerks hired by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He joined McCraney Montagnet & Quin LLC in September 2012, and his experience spans every stage of litigation, from the complaint and answer to a case’s final appeal.

Will is a Green Bay Packers shareholder and a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Magnolia Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Jackson Young Lawyers. He and his wife live in Jackson.

Will can be reached by e-mail at wbardwell@mmqnlaw.com.