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Walter W. Dukes changed into born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 29, 1953. He turned into educated inside the Gulfport, Mississippi public college system, graduating Gulfport East High School in 1971.

Active in various defense and insurance corporations, Walter is commemorated to hold membership inside the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), which consists of leaders in prison communities global. Membership inside the FDCC is held solely for those who've been judged by their friends to have performed expert distinction. Walter is likewise a

Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A.

Practise Areas

  • Education Law
  • Public Schools
  • Employment Law - Employer
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • State & Local Agencies
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Hospital Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Insurance Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Personal Injury - Defense
  • Assault & Battery - Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy - Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Defense
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Slip and Fall - Defense
  • Wrongful Death - Defense
  • Products Liability Law
  • Asbestos
  • Firearms
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Recreational Products
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation Law
  • Trucking

Other Details

Law Firm Position


Admission Info

Admitted in 1979, U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals fifth Circuit
1978, U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
1978, Mississippi

Payment Type

Fixed hourly charges
Fixed expenses to be had

Start on the Faculty of Law
Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi

cum laude

University Attended

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Political Science, Honors: Dean's List

Birth Date and City

Born in 1953
Jackson, Mississippi, June 29, 1953

Bar Fellowship
in the Litigation Counsel of America, an ordeal legal professional honor society composed of less than one-1/2 of 1 percentage of American lawyers. He also is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.

Walter has the reputation of vigorously protecting his clients and has been a success in reaching many dismissals of cases, for this reason disposing of unnecessary expenses by his customers. During the past 10 years, Walter has worked solely with primary case devices and catastrophic gadgets of major insurers, managing the protection of best the worst of cases along with burns, quadriplegia, paraplegia, head injuries, multiple injuries and dying. Many of these instances had been resolved thru dispositive motion without the necessity of any settlement proceeds being paid.

In addition to his aggressive motion practice, Walter has tried many instances over time, a number of which can be pronounced, but many of which aren't, as they have been now not appealed. Such trials consist of litigation in Charleston, West Virginia; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; and venues at some stage in the State of Mississippi.

Community and civic involvement are very vital in Walter's life. His offerings have covered the subsequent:

University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi Business Advisory Council, Board of Directors

Gulfport Police Athletic League, Board of Directors

Ethics Committee member of the Mississippi State Bar Association

And these days, Walter prevalent an appointment to the Mississippi State Bar Pilot Project on mentoring younger legal professionals entering the practice of regulation.

Walter is married to the previous Elaine Carolyn Wiggs of Butler, Alabama; and they have two kids, Jessica and Bill, and granddaughters. Walter and his circle of relatives are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church, in which Walter serves as an Elder on the Session.

Year Joined Firm


Litigation Percentage

a hundred% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients

Zurich North America, Panel Counsel

CNA, Panel Counsel

ACE-INA, Panel Counsel

ESIS, Panel Counsel


Business References Available Upon Request


Ethics in Mass Tort Litigation, FDCC, 2008

Honors and Awards

, "AV" Rating

American Jurisprudence Award

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mississippi Bar Association

Harrison County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Chair, Ethics Committee

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Vice Chair, Projects and Objectives Committee

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Chair, State Representatives

Defense Research Institute

Litigation Counsel of America

American Health Lawyers Association

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Police Athletic League of Gulfport, Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, Former Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi, Business Advisory Council

Past Employment Positions

Dukes, Carruba and Dukes, Partner attorney, 1980 - 1985

Daniel, Coker, Horton, Bell and Dukes, Attorney, 1978 - 1980

Pro Bono Activities

Serve as Counsel For Police Athletic League of Gulfport Which Provides Assistance and Support To At-Risk Children and Teenagers, 2008 - Present


Pi Kappa Alpha

Representative Cases
Vo v. Hancock County, 989 So. second 414 (Miss. 2008)
Estate of Hazelton v. Cain, 950 So. 2d 231 (Miss. 2007)
Hayes v. Greene County, 932 So. second 831 (Miss. 2005)
Satchfield v. R.R. Morrison & Son, Inc., 872 So. 2d 661 (Miss. 2004)
Dowdle Butane Gas Co. v. Moore, 831 So. second 1124 (Miss. 2002)
Speed v. Scott, 787 So. second 626 (Miss. 2001)
Western World Ins. Co. v. Fernandez (U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16690 2000).
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BancorpSouth Building2909 13th Street, Sixth Floor
Gulfport, MS  39501-1925

Walter W. Dukes

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Gulfport, MS  39501-1925

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday By appointment
  • Sunday By appointment

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