Jackson – Oxford – Memphis

Holcomb, Dunbar, Watts, Best, Masters & Golmon, PA

Serving clients across Mississippi and Tennessee.
From insurance defense and coverage, workers’ compensation, real estate to commercial disputes,
Holcomb Dunbar has the depth of experience and talent to quickly and effectively solve your legal challenges.
Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights

Holcomb Dunbar is actively involved in complex bankruptcy and reorganization matters, primarily on behalf of secured and unsecured creditors. Our clients frequently include banks and other secured lenders, purchasers, landlords, mortgagees, construction lien holders, and creditor’s committees in bankruptcy and reorganization matters across a wide range of industries:

  • Gaming
  • Real Estate
  • Timber
  • Agribusiness
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial industries
  • Automobile

Businesses throughout Mississippi and beyond look to us for guidance and help when a debtor files for bankruptcy. A creditor does not have to accept a potential loss but should take its legal opportunity to minimize any loss. Holcomb Dunbar’s attorneys are experienced in representing creditors' interests in both liquidation (Chapter 7) and reorganization (Chapter 11 and Chapter 13) proceedings in the Bankruptcy Court, including protecting claims and collateral defending preferences, and other bankruptcy including relief from automatic stay, non-dischargeability and Chapter 11 or 13 plan confirmation.

We also provide seamless service for collection actions that transition from state court into bankruptcy claims, and we will always give clients an honest cost-benefit analysis of pursuing those claims versus foregoing further collection efforts.

Through years of experience in bankruptcy and insolvency area, Holcomb Dunbar’s attorneys have helped clients achieved positive results in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

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Business and Commercial Litigation
Business & Commercial Litigation

Holcomb Dunbar works with clients to resolve disputes – be it through a negotiated agreement or when litigation cannot be avoided, in the courtroom.

  • Contract and Business Disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Enforcement of confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • Construction claims and litigation
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Professional liability claims in the Medical, Legal, Engineering, Architects, and Appraisal
  • Real estate litigation
  • Enforcement of creditor rights
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Shareholder litigation

As a client-driven law firm, Holcomb Dunbar’s attorney work closely with client to develop a thoughtful and pragmatic approach to disputes.  We have defended clients against charges of wrongdoing and have prosecuted such claims against individuals and businesses. From either side, we understand the risk and pressure such claims create and the need provide an early assessment of the risks and benefits and aggressively pursue your goals.

Corporate Law
Corporate Law

Large or small, Holcomb Dunbar assist businesses at all stages of their expansion and growth.

  • Contract review and development
  • Buy-Sell agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Employment contracts
  • Contract disputes

Holcomb Dunbar’s attorneys regularly help companies meet their day to day business needs. Our attorneys have broad experience in corporate governance, compliance, corporate development strategies, employment law, administrative law, risk mitigation and litigation management that are common to business operations. Holcomb Dunbar’s attorneys strive to build long term relationships and deep understandings of their clients’ businesses to provide timely, proactive advice.

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Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense

Holcomb Dunbar has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested for criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, from minor infractions and misdemeanors:

  • Traffic violations
  • Minor in possession (M.I.P.)
  • DUI
  • Public Drunkenness
  • Felony DUI
  • Narcotics possession and Sales
  • Theft and Grand Larceny
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Assaults
  • Arson
  • Conspiracy
  • Homicide

Holcomb Dunbar’s criminal defense team has the experience to guide you through the criminal court system. Anyone charged or arrested should not go through the process alone.

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Debt Collection
Debt Collection

Our commercial debt collection practice provides collection litigation services to banks, lenders and companies across Mississippi and Tennessee. Our team is dedicated to pursuing each and every debt placed in our hands in an ethical, efficient, and economical manner. In this way, we seek to secure positive results for our clients. Every client’s situation dealing with delinquent customers is unique. To face that challenge, we work with our clients individually to develop a solution that maintains your company’s brand and reputation while maximizing recovery.

  • Credit Card
  • Consumer
  • Commercial
  • Secured accounts
  • Mortgage deficiencies
  • Auto loan deficiencies
  • Medical
  • Replevin
  • Garnishment

Our collection staff and attorneys are motivated and ready to serve you with your Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama collection needs.

As a collection law firm and not just a collection agency, our attorneys have the ability to litigate accounts throughout Mississippi and Tennessee which enables us to turn outstanding debts into judgments which are subject garnishment or other collection avenues.

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Divorce and Child Custody
Divorce and Child Custody

Holcomb Dunbar’s combined knowledge and experience has and continues to help families manage all manner of divorce, child custody and family related legal issues:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Child visitation
  • Alimony
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Grandparents’ visitation
  • Guardian Ad Litem services

We understand that finding trusted legal help can be a challenge and that there many options.  However, Holcomb Dunbar's experience, reputation and client-driven approach helps us to develop a deeper understanding of your needs to achieve your goals.

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Estates Planning and Probate
Estate Planning & Probate

With decades of experience, Holcomb Dunbar’s estate and probate attorneys assist clients with:

  • Wills and Trust
  • Medical directives and living wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Ancillary probate administration
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Probate
  • Estate Litigation

Holcomb Dunbar’s attorney have helped families across Mississippi with their probate needs, from opening the estate, management probate processes, addressing intestacy concerns, elder financial abuse or undue influence, lost wills, to contesting a competing Will and addressing creditor claims and liens.

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Insurance Coverage and Litigation

Insurance Coverage and Litigation

Holcomb Dunbar helps insurance companies answer and resolve coverage questions. From commercial general liability, property, casualty, errors and omissions, life, health, employment, professional liability to construction policies, our attorneys analyze the relevant provisions and determine coverage.

  • Opinion letters
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Coverage disputes
  • Title insurance matters
  • Bad faith claims
  • Examinations under oath
  • Subrogation claims

Holcomb Dunbar has represented insurance companies and covered parties in insurance coverage disputes across Mississippi and Tennessee and is ready to help resolve your insurance coverage issues.

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Insurance Subrogation
Insurance Subrogation

With an active practice in Mississippi and Tennessee Holcomb Dunbar is ready to assert your subrogation claims for automobile, commercial and property claims in every jurisdiction in the Mid-South. Our lawyers are ready to maximize your company’s subrogation recovery:

  • Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Casualty
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Uninsured Motorists
  • Fire and many others


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Holcomb Dunbar’s depth of talent and experience is rooted in helping clients to present their cases to a jury. This experience extends to:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Multi-district Litigation
  • Complex Commercial/Business Disputes
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Issues and Disputes
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Matters and Issues
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Responsibility and Disciplinary Actions
  • Real Estate and Land Use Matters
  • Trust, Probate, & Fiduciary Issues
  • Worker’s Compensation


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Real Estate
Real Estate

Holcomb Dunbar provides a wide range of services in its real estate practice.  Our real estate attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience on a broad range of real estate and commercial lending issues and regularly represent clients with:

  • Financing
  • Closing transactions
  • Contract formation
  • Real Estate contract disputes
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of real property,
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Commercial leases
  • Condominiums
  • Construction contracts and financing
  • Land use and zoning regulation
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Management contracts
  • Real estate development and re-development
  • Real estate taxation
  • Title disputes
  • Title curative matters
  • Boundary line issues
  • Adverse possession
  • Lease agreements
  • Eviction
  • Foreclosure

White Collar and Criminal Investigations
White Collar & Criminal Investigations

Holcomb Dunbar’s criminal defense team has the experience to guide you through the criminal court system. Anyone charged or arrested should not go through the process alone.

Holcomb represents individuals and businesses in all phases of white-collar criminal litigation, from pre-indictment investigations through trial and appellate proceedings in federal courts. We recognize that the best result for our client may be the one no one ever hears about—persuading the Government not to pursue an action.


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Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ Compensation

Holcomb Dunbar’s workers’ compensation lawyers provide a range of legal services in its representation of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators throughout Mississippi.

  • Early evaluation and advice to employer and carrier post injury and prior to litigation
  • Early evaluation of compensability, settlement and exposure value
  • Aggressive defense throughout litigation through a hearing on the merits when necessary
  • Prepare all settlement paperwork for presentation and approval from administrative law judge
  • Knowledgeable evaluation and implementation of steps to protect Medicare's interest in settlement process

Due to our long-standing practice as workers’ compensation defense lawyers, we have developed extensive experience in the law and procedure of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. We strive to provide the highest quality legal representation in workers’ compensation matters. Once a claim is made against one of our clients, our lawyers aggressively defend our client’s interests.

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Oxford Offices

400 Enterprise Drive

Oxford, Mississippi 38655

(662) 234.8775

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Jackson Offices

5760 I-55 North, 3rd Floor

Jackson, Mississippi 39211


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Memphis Offices

5100 Poplar Avenue, 27th Floor

Memphis, Tennessee 38137


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    Diligence, Dispatch and Integrity

    Holcomb Dunbar strives to provide the best legal representation with diligence, dispatch and integrity. And our attorneys provide that with a thoughtful eye to efficiency, costs and client-centered results.

    Mississippi and Tennessee

    Holcomb Dunbar is a regional law firm, providing a broad range of litigation, corporate, commercial and transactional services across Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee and in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


    Our Attorneys possess exceptional educational accomplishments and a passion for engaging and resolving the most challenging legal issues. Holcomb Dunbar sets as its highest priority sensitivity to its clients’ needs and utilizes the best available computer and communication technology and practice management software to maximize efficiency and lower costs, without compromising its commitment to professional excellence. Holcomb Dunbar, and many of its members individually, possess the highest rating given attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV) for legal ability and general recommendations.

    Members of Holcomb Dunbar are admitted by peer invitation to membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and a member of the Firm has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 26 consecutive years.

    National and Global Reach

    Holcomb Dunbar is a member of TAGlaw, a worldwide alliance of law firms. With 140 member firms based in nearly 100 countries, TAGlaw is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. The TAGlaw alliance enables Holcomb Dunbar to use its local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms within the United States and around the world as needed. For more information go to TAGlaw.

    One of Mississippi’s Oldest Law Firms

    Holcomb Dunbar Attorneys was formed by the merger of two law firms in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1970. The firm, however, traces its roots to John W. Cutrer who founded one of the predecessors to the current firm in 1885.  Today, Holcomb Dunbar prides itself as a regional law firm with Offices in Oxford and Jackson Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee.

    Expertise, experience and client-centered attention are Holcomb Dunbar’s key ingredients to evaluate, fairly represent your interests across Mississippi and Tennessee.

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