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Tupelo, MS 38802


John Wheeler

John G. Wheeler

John Wheeler serves as litigation chair for the firm. He practices exclusively in litigation focusing on the defense of medical and professional liability claims, pharmaceutical and product liability litigation, railroad liability claims and other personal injury and general litigation matters. Mr. Wheeler has defended liability claims and litigation for health care providers, railroad entities, and major pharmaceutical companies in multiple jurisdictions.


  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 1987
    Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Gamma Alpha Epsilon, Banking and Finance Student of the Year, 1987
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1989
    Dean Robert J. Farley Award for highest academic average in graduating class, Mississippi Law Journal, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, American Jurisprudence Awards: Criminal Law, Torts I, Torts II, Evidence, Legal Profession, Local Government Law


  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Tennessee Bar
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Professional Acknowledgments

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) (Chair, Mississippi State Committee 2016-2017)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006-2016
    - Top 50 Attorneys in Mississippi
    - Top 50 Attorneys in Memphis Region
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2016
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star 2013-2015

Case History

  • Campbell v. Calhoun Health Services, 66 So.3d 129 (Miss. 2011)
  • Griffin v. NMMC, 66 So.3d 670 (Miss. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Neely v. NMMC, 996 So.2d 726 (Miss. 2008)
  • Caldwell v. NMMC, 956 So.2d 888 (Miss. 2007)
  • Smith v. GMH, 952 So.2d 177 (Miss. 2007)
  • Troupe v. McAuley, 955 So.2d 848 (Miss. 2006)
  • Langley v. Miles, 956 So.2d 970 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Montgomery v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., 910 So.2d 541 (Miss. 2005)
  • Adkins v. Sanders, 871 So. 2d 732 (Miss. 2004)
  • West v. Sanders, 661 So.2d 714 (Miss. 1995)
  • Erby v. NMMC, 654 So 2d 495 (Miss. 1995)
  • Nichols v. Tubb, 609 So.2d 377 (Miss. 1992)
  • Beville v. BN, 960 F.2d 546 (5th Cir. 1992)


Note, "Class Action - Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy - Judge May Exercise Discretion to Allow a
Representative to File a Class Proof of Claim in a Bankruptcy Proceeding." 59 Mississippi Law
Journal 633 (1989)

Court Admissions

  • All state and federal courts, Mississippi and Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • North Mississippi Medical Center Centre Club
  • Mississippi State University Alumni Association
  • Tupelo Rotary Club (past member)
  • BancorpSouth Community Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, Tennessee