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Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1946
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Overview

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Founded in 1946, Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. provides comprehensive and cost-effective legal services to the corporations, institutions and individuals who are our valued clients.

Our attorneys are tough, seasoned trial lawyers servicing a broad spectrum of civil cases, including antitrust, business, class action, commercial construction, energy, environmental, franchise, governmental/public entity liability, insurance, labor and employment, mass tort, medical, natural resources, personal injury, pharmaceutical, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, securities, transportation, wrongful death and other complex matters. Some of our attorneys use their litigation experience to help parties resolve their disagreements through alternative dispute resolution processes, offering mediation and arbitration services in business, energy, natural resources, personal injury, construction, workers' compensation, or other disputes. Our litigation experience shows in the quality and efficiency of our work.

We also offer planning and transaction assistance for individuals, such as estate planning and probate, and for businesses in areas relating to entity formation, entity governance, labor and employment, contract formation, and asset sales and acquisitions.

Our clients appreciate our core commitment to their goals and objectives as well as our understanding and knowledge of their businesses. Our experience enables us to help clients accurately predict litigation risks and costs and anticipate problems instead of simply responding to them.

Rankings

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. is metro ranked in 14 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Gulfport
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

About Our Clients

Allianz Global & Specialty, American Honda Finance Corporation, American Medical Response, Inc., Bituminous Casualty Corporation, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Broadspire, Beau Rivage Resorts, Inc., Bushnell Outdoor Products, Canal HR, Capital Recovery Group LLC, Church’s Fried Chicken, Dematic Corp., DHL Global Business Services, Electric Power Associations of Mississippi,Inc., Emcare,Inc., Farmers Insurance Exchange, FedEx Express, Government Employees Insurance Company “GEICO”, Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Layne Christensen Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Liberty Tax Service,Louisiana Construction and Industry Self Insurer's Fund, (LCSIF), Martin Lake Resorts, Inc., Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Mississippi Municipal Service Company, Mueller Industries, Inc., Munich Re, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Perry Videx, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Southeast Foods, Inc., Southwest Airlines, State Auto, Strategic Comp Services, Subway Franchise - Greater Jackson Area, TDX Construction Corporation, The Majestic Star Casino, LLC, Trident Insurance Company, United Technologies Corporation, and Zurich.

Select Clients

  • American Medical Response, Inc.
  • AmTrust North America
  • Beau Rivage Resorts, Inc.
  • Broadspire
  • Captain D's, LLC
  • Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi, Inc.
  • Emcare, Inc.
  • Farmers Insurance Exchange
  • FedEx Express
  • GEICO
  • Kansas City Life Insurance Company
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Martin Lake Resorts, Inc.
  • Mississippi Municipal Service Company
  • Munich Re
  • Southeast Foods, LLC
  • State Auto Insurance Companies
  • Strategic Comp Services
  • Trident Insurance Company
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Zurich

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Roy Smith, of Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell, is a great lawyer and a great guy.
Commercial Litigation
I have worked with Jack Ables of Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell for several years. He is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with, and pays great attention to detail.
Brian Sheriff – Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Our experience with Daniel, Coker Horton and Bell was great and we settled the case way below the value
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
I have worked with Daniel, Coker for 13 years now and have found the firm to be very knowledgeable in their field. They always go above and beyond to assist their clients.
Janice Moore – MTD Products
Employment Law - Management
Daniel, Coker has excellent lawyers. I highly recommend this firm.
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
I have been working with Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell since 2003. They have particular expertise in defending professionals. I have found the firm to be strategic, efficient, and responsive.
Naomi Yamada – Arch Insurance
Insurance Law
They are very knowledgeable and do a great job in handling insurance defense cases.

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Gulfport
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Jackson-MS
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Construction Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tupelo
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Municipal Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Municipal

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Transportation Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. has 13 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Main Location

Madison, MS
214 Key Drive, Suite 2000
P.O. Box 2483
Madison, MS 39130
United States
601-969-7607 Call our Madison, MS location at 601-969-7607 Get Directions Get directions to our Madison, MS location

Office Locations

Gulfport, MS
2200 25th Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 416
Gulfport, MS 39502-0416
United States
228-864-8117 Call our Gulfport, MS location at 228-864-8117 Get Directions Get directions to our Gulfport, MS location
Oxford, MS
265 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite R
P.O. Box 1396
Oxford, MS 38655-1396
United States
662-232-8979 Call our Oxford, MS location at 662-232-8979 Get Directions Get directions to our Oxford, MS location

Management and Personnel

Executive Committee
George E. Abdo, III
Executive Committee
Timothy M. Peeples

Contacts

Workers' Compensation
George Read
Transportation Law
Jason H. Strong
Products Liability
Roy A. Smith, Jr.
Premises Liability
M James Weems
Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage
Wilton V. Byars, III
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