Margaret Oertling Cupples and Clarence Webster III Elected to Capital Area Bar Association Board

Press Release, Awards and Recognition

Bradley is pleased to announce that Margaret Oertling Cupples and Clarence Webster III, attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office, have been elected to the board of the Capital Area Bar Association (CABA).

Ms. Cupples, who is managing partner of Bradley’s Jackson office, will serve a two-year term as the board’s Director Post 1. Mr. Webster will serve as Secretary/Treasurer and will ascend to the position of President in two years. He currently serves as a Director on CABA’s board.

“It is an honor to welcome Margaret and Clarence as among the newly elected leaders for the Capital Area Bar Association,” said Bradley partner J. William Manuel, who currently serves as President of CABA. “These new roles for Margaret and Clarence recognize their well-earned reputations as outstanding lawyers and thought leaders in the local legal and business communities. We also are proud that they will continue Bradley’s strong representation in the association.”

A member of Bradley’s Appellate Practice Group, Ms. Cupples focuses her practice on civil appeals and commercial litigation, including benzene and silica mass-tort and products liability cases, as well as litigation involving insurance sales practices, consumer finance, and other general commercial matters. She has participated in more than two dozen appeals in Mississippi's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Cupples is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Appellate Law and Products Liability Litigation, and in Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star and as one of the Top 250 Business Women in Litigation.

A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Webster represents and advises a broad range of clients in a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial, labor and employment, product liability, mass tort, and appellate. He also has advised healthcare and business clients on federal and state labor laws, board governance, healthcare regulations, business formation, and contract drafting and negotiation. Mr. Webster currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Bar’s Litigation Section. He has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Class Action/Mass Torts since 2013.

CABA is Mississippi’s largest voluntary bar association, serving Hinds County and the metropolitan areas of Madison and Rankin counties.