William M. Quin II

Billy earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1994 from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of the varsity football team. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University in 1997. While in law school, Billy won the law center's trial competition and was awarded for arguments made in regional appellate competition.

Billy spent the first year of his legal career serving as a law clerk for then-Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Mills (now a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi). Upon completion of his clerkship, Billy practiced several years with Lemle & Kelleher, LLP in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Since his return to Mississippi in 2001, Billy has recovered nearly $1 billion in settlements and verdicts in a wide variety of civil litigation, including $750 million in economic damage recovery for the State of Mississippi in its landmark BP oil spill settlement. Billy's accolades and awards include:

• Martindale-Hubbell® has rated Billy as AV® Preeminent™ since 2005, signifying a reputation of very high ethical standards and preeminent legal abilities among his peers.

• Thompson-Reuters selected Billy for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers–Rising Stars® Edition 2010 and has included Billy since 2011 among its Mid-South Super Lawyers® in the practice area of Personal Injury Plaintiff: General. The Mid-South Super Lawyers® honor is limited to no more than 5% of attorneys in Mississippi.

• Best Lawyers® has selected Billy for inclusion in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs since 2011. In addition, Best Lawyers® named Billy the 2013 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Plaintiffs' Lawyer of the Year.

• The Mississippi Business Journal recognized Billy as among the top 40 attorneys in Mississippi by naming him as a member of the 2013 Leadership in Law class.

• The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ has named Billy one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Mississippi since 2012.

• The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America® selected Billy for lifetime membership due to his recovery of numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Billy and his cases have been the subject of several news reports and a national television news program, NOW with Bill Moyers. He has also served as a guest columnist for the State’s largest newspaper in circulation, The Clarion-Ledger, on multiple occasions.

Billy serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and routinely serves as a continuing education lecturer on civil litigation topics. Billy has also authored several law review and law journal articles.

Billy is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts of Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. He is a member of the American and Mississippi Associations for Justice.

Billy and his wife, Christy, have three children and reside in Jackson. You can e-mail Billy at wquin@mmqnlaw.com.