Margaret Oertling Cupples writes briefs and motions, and manages other lawyers who write them, in civil appeals and commercial litigation. As litigators and their clients know, a vanishingly small percentage of cases actually get to trial; for the rest, a great brief is the way to win.
As national legal writing counsel in major litigation for 3M Company, Margaret’s individual contributions and her strong collaboration with colleagues have brought significant value to 3M for two decades. Her experience also includes dozens of appeals in Mississippi's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, in the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and in other states’ appellate courts. She also handles insurance sales practices, consumer finance, and general commercial litigation.
Margaret is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Law and Products Liability Litigation, in Chambers USA for Appellate Law, and in Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” and as one of the “Top 250 Business Women in Litigation.” She frequently presents seminars on legal writing and helps to mentor younger lawyers seeking to improve their writing.
Margaret is the managing partner of Bradley's Jackson office, and complements her practice with pro bono work and community service on a number of nonprofit boards. Her volunteer work has given her significant experience in nonprofit governance and problem-solving. She is a committed advocate for Mississippi’s capital city and her historic neighborhood.