Wendell H. Trapp, Jr.


Wendell Trapp engages in a wide array of practice areas, including general litigation, representation of governmental entities, and insurance defense. In addition, Mr. Trapp is involved in corporate banking matters and bank-related litigation




  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1971; graduated with distinction
    Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1973
    graduated with honors, Mississippi Law Journal Note Editor, Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi


  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American College of Barristers
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Mid South Super Lawyers 2006-2017
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation

Previous Employment

  • Smith, Ross, and Trapp, P.A., (1974-1990)

Court Admissions

  • All state and federal courts, Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Claims Court

Pro Bono Work

  • Mississippi Pro Bono Project


  • Leadership Mississippi
  • McLean Institute
  • Corinth Alcorn Area Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Association, Past President and Member of Board of Directors
  • First United Methodist Church, Past President and Member of Administrative Board
  • Corinth Area Arts Council, Past President and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Corinth Boys Club, Past President and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Horizon, Inc., Past President and Member of the Board of Directors
  • The Corinth Sportsplex, Past President and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Hillandale Country Club, Past Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Northeast Mississippi Community Concert Association, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Alliance Economic Development Council
  • Benjamin and Corrine Pierce Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation: Board of Directors
  • United Way of Corinth & Alcorn County: Board of Directors
  • Regions Bank, Local Advisory Board (2012)


  • 1974


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