Roy Campbell is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials. His listings for many years in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business reflect the high regard in which he is held by peers and clients alike. With more than 38 years experience he has litigated a variety of civil suits at both the trial and appellate levels, including antitrust claims, commercial lease disputes, contract breaches, business torts, insurance coverage, and employment disputes.
Roy also has extensive experience defending product liability suits and a wide range of personal injury litigation, including environmental & toxic torts, medical malpractice and premises liability suits. He has served as national trial counsel for a Fortune 100 company in mass tort litigation and has handled the defense of suits throughout the Southeast and Midwest. He also regularly consults with corporate managers and in-house lawyers in developing litigation strategies that are, at times, company-wide, product-specific and case-specific.
Capital Area Bar Association, CABA Professionalism Award, 2021 American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2005-2021 Listed in Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star," Mississippi, 2008-2021 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Litigation – Insurance, 2016-2022 Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2005-2022 "Lawyer of the Year," Jackson, Litigation – Insurance, 2016, 2018, 2021 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers General Litigation, 2006-2021 "Top 50," Mississippi, 2012-2018 BTI Client Service All-Star, 2013 Bituminous v. Blount Forestry Successfully defended forestry equipment manufacturer in products case arising out of fire loss tried to court without jury. Judgment for defendant, not appealed. Bradley v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 2008 WL 5156616 (S.D. Miss.) Grant of discovery from opposing counsel to pursue violation of protective order of confidentiality. Brown v. Blackwood, 697 So. 2d 763 (Miss. 1997) Affirming jury verdict for defendant –physician in medical malpractice case. Catholic Diocese of Jackson, MS v. Morrison, et al., 905 So.2d 1213 (Miss. 2005) Overturning trial court’s failure to protect privileged documents from discovery. Cedatol v. Russell Brands, LLC, (2013) WL 2385189, S.D. Mississippi Won summary judgment for seller of conveyer equipment in products liability case. Dominguez-Cota v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 396 F.3d 650 (5th Cir. 2005) Creating circuit split on whether district court may dismiss based on forum non conveniens before determining subject matter jurisdiction. Great American Insurance Company of New York v. Lowry Development, LLC, 576 F.3d 251 (5th Cir. 2009) Successfully represented Great American Insurance Company in its appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from an adverse jury verdict in an insurance coverage dispute. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of summary judgment, finding no wind coverage for the destruction of a condominium complex in Hurricane Katrina. Harris v. Brush Wellman, Inc., 489 F. 3d 719 (5th Cir. 2009) Dismissal of claims for beryllium sensitization as not compensable because not present injury. Paz v. Brush Engineered Materials, Inc., 445 F. 3d 809 (5th Cir. 2007) Affirming summary judgment dismissing class action seeking medical monitoring for beryllium exposure. Union Ins. Co. v. Dairyland Ins. Co., 584 So. 2d 405 (Miss. 1991) Obtained reversal in dispute between insurers over condition precedent clause. In re Comet Street, Inc., v. Hunt Southland Refining Company, AAA # 69 198 534 09 AAA Arbitration regarding indemnification agreement. Represented purchaser of oil refining assets seeking indemnification from seller for costs incurred resulting from EPA Clean Air Act investigation of facility. Case involved several esoteric Clean Air Act regulations relating to refinery operations.