Honors and Awards


Gene A. Wilkinson and James A. Peden, Jr., the two attorneys in the firm, have long been rated “AV”, the highest rating for professional competence and ethics, by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Both Wilkinson and Peden are Fellows of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. In 2017, the firm was listed by U. S. News and World Report in Best Law Firms in Mississippi. Peden, who is a Fellow of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar, has been listed annually since 2008 in the publication Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Land Use and Zoning Law. He was a member of the first Leadership in Law Class as selected by Mississippi Business Journal in 2010. He has also been listed in Memphis Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in the Mid-South.

2010 Honorees
Published in the Mississippi Business Journal
30 Year Anniversary (1980-2010)
Highest possible peer-review rating in legal ability & ethical standards.
2011 Top Attorneys
Selected by peer recognition and professional achievement
2017 Best Lawyers in America
Peer-selection as one of the best lawyers in America.