Administrative Law

Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson of the United States Supreme Court declared in a 1953 opinion: "The rise of administrative bodies probably has been the most significant legal trend of the last century..." The perceptive comment is still applicable today. Decisions by administrative agencies now have a greater impact on American life than most court decisions.
The firm of Stennett, Wilkinson & Peden has represented clients before administrative agencies on the federal, state, and local level. Attorneys from the firm have appeared on behalf of clients before such federal administrative agencies as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service; before such state administrative agencies as the Secretary of State, the Department of Insurance, the Public Service Commission, and the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance; and before such local administrative agencies as Boards of Supervisors, City Councils, Boards of Aldermen, and Planning and Zoning Boards.


James A. Peden, Jr
James A. Peden, Jr., known to his friends and colleagues by the nickname of "Jeep", has been practicing law as a member of the Mississippi Bar for more than 48 years. Jeep has spent his entire professional career with the firm now known as Stennett, Wilkinson & Peden.
Gene A. Wilkinson
Member of Mississippi Bar 1959 - 2018.