About David Neil McCarty
David’s practice is focused on appeals and general litigation. He graduated cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law in 2004. Afterwards, he served as law clerk to former Presiding Justice James E. Graves, Jr., of the Mississippi Supreme Court (now a member of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals). After his clerkship with Justice Graves, David also clerked for former Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice Oliver E. Diaz, Jr.
David has represented clients from all across Mississippi in appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Fifth Circuit. In 2013, he was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi's 50 Leading Attorneys. From 2014 to 2015, he served as chair of the Mississippi Bar’s Appellate Practice Section.
At the appellate level, he has represented a firefighter seeking reinstatement to his job, a widow seeking benefits after the death of her husband, and a group of citizens opposing higher taxes and governmental waste. At the trial level, he has represented clients with a vast range of problems, including Gulf Coast residents seeking insurance benefits after losing their homes to Hurricane Katrina, and a small business almost forced out of business by its national business partner.
David is admitted to practice in all Mississippi state and federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
While in law school in Jackson, he served as Articles Editor of the Law Review and Competition Chair of the Moot Court Board. He now proudly serves as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, where he teaches classes in legal writing, appellate advocacy, and pretrial practice. David has also served in leadership positions with the Jackson Young Lawyers and the Hinds County Bar Association (now the Capital Area Bar Association). He lives in the Belhaven neighborhood and proudly works in downtown Jackson.