<< Back to Our Attorneys

Print This Page

Michael C. Mims

Associate
New Orleans
(504) 596-6136
mmims@bradleyfirm.com
Vcard: Michael C Mims.vcf
Bio
Michael Mims is an associate in Bradley Murchison’s New Orleans office, where he enjoys a diverse practice that includes commercial and environmental litigation, general corporate representation, health care law, and transportation law. He received his Juris Doctor and Degree in Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University in 2011, and his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 2008. Upon graduation from LSU Law, Mr. Mims was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
    
Mr. Mims has trial experience in the courts of Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, Caddo Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Lafayette Parish, Vermilion Parish, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has also handled appeals and presented oral argument in the Louisiana courts of appeal for the First and Fourth Circuits. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Mims has also helped advise business owners in numerous industries regarding corporate formation and governance, contracts and transactions, employment and compensation issues, and intellectual property rights.

In his time at Bradley Murchison, Mr. Mims has written about strategies for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as on transportation law and health care liability law. He discussed actions that entrepreneurs can take to protect their stock, intellectual property, and right to compete, both before and after their decision to sell their interests in a business in “Don’t Bake––Litigate! A Practitioner’s Guide on How Walter White Should Have Protected His Interests in Gray Matter, and His Litigation Options for Building an ‘Empire Business’ Through the Courts, Not the Cartel,” which appeared in the New Mexico Law Review in May of 2015. He wrote extensively about settlement and contribution issues in FELA and Jones Act cases in his article “Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Applying the Proper Set-Off Rules in FELA and Jones Act Cases After AmClyde, Ayers, and Schadel,” which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of the Louisiana Law Review. Additionally, Mr. Mims co-authored the piece “Recent Developments in Louisiana Medical Malpractice Law,” which appeared in the Louisiana Law Review in 2014.

While earning his law degree at LSU, Mr. Mims served as a member of the Louisiana Law Review from 2009–2011, and as Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review from 2010–2011. His comment, “A Trap for the Unwary: The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel After Montejo v. Louisiana,” was selected for publication in Volume 71. Mr. Mims also competed in the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy programs at LSU, serving on both the National Moot Court Team and the Trial Advocacy White Collar Criminal Team. In 2009, he was awarded first place in LSU’s Trial Advocacy Opening Statement Competition.

In 2011, Mr. Mims was admitted to practice in The United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

In his spare time, Mr. Mims serves on the Young Lawyers Committee of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.  He also serves as a Regional Competition Coordinator for the LSBA's annual High School Mock Trial Competition.

More Information

Publications and Speeches

  • "Defending Against The Lost Chance Claim Lurking Within Plaintiff's Petition and How To Avoid Being Taxed With $155,000 of Plaintiff's Costs," Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 2017 Winter Meeting, Available at:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2996618
  • “From the Courtroom: How We Convinced a Jury That CDC Guidelines Do Not Establish the Standard of Care in a Recent Swine Flu Case,” DRI Medlaw Update, Volume 20, Issue 3, available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2739844   
  • “Don’t Bake––Litigate! A Practitioner’s Guide on How Walter White Should Have Protected His Interests in Gray Matter, and His Litigation Options for Building an ‘Empire Business’ Through the Courts, Not the Cartel,” 45 N.M. L. Rev. 673 (2015), available at:  http://lawschool.unm.edu/nmlr/volumes/45/2/2-mims.pdf
  • “Recent Developments in Louisiana Medical Malpractice Law,” 74 La. L. Rev. 873 (2014) (co-authored with Natalie J. Dekaris). Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol74/iss3/12/
  • Transition from Law School to Law Practice: The Skills and Pointers We Wish We Had Known," co-authored with Crystal E. Domreis for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s Associate Skills Set Seminar (June 2012).
  • “Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Applying the Proper Set-Off Rules in FELA and Jones Act Cases After AmClyde, Ayers, and Schadel,” 72 La. L. Rev. 729 (2012). Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol72/iss3/4/
  • “A Trap for the Unwary: The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel After Montejo v. Louisiana,” 71 La. L. Rev. 345 (2010).

Honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Louisiana Law Review, Volume 71
  • Winner of LSU’s Trial Advocacy Opening Statement Competition, 2009

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Member of the Young Lawyers Committee, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Regional Competition Coordinator for the LSBA's annual High School Mock Trial Competition

Shreveport

401 EDWARDS ST., SUITE 1000
SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
BATON ROUGE, LA 70825
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

Copyright 2015 Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC. All Rights Reserved
Designed and Developed by Synapse Development Group