Lawyers of Distinction would like to congratulate member Jacob Malatesta, Esq., of Jackson, Mississippi! In recent news, The Mississippi Business Journal recently announced its 2018 Leadership in Law award winners, which included two Hagwood and Tipton attorneys – Mike Coleman and Lawyers of Distinction member Jacob Malatesta.

Every year, the Mississippi Business Journal accepts nominations for attorneys across the state who are the best and brightest in their field to be considered for Leadership in Law. The individuals selected as Leadership in Law honorees are judged based on strict criteria. Winners must succeed in the legal field, exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, win cases and solve problems with integrity, inspire others with their skills and character, serve as mentors and role models, and serve their clients and community with passion.

Malatesta, who is licensed to practice in seven states, handles cases involving medical malpractice, civil rights claims, hospitality and dram shop litigation, and employment discrimination, and has experience litigating cases in state and federal courts across the Southeast. He has twice been named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers publication, making him one of three Rising Star Super Lawyers in medical malpractice litigation in Mississippi. He has been selected as a member of the Lawyers of Distinction, a national organization that recognizes excellence in the legal field, and was selected as a fellow for the Litigation Counsel of America. Malatesta serves on the board of directors for the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and is a committee member of several other organizations, including DRI’s Medical Litigation Seminar Steering Committee and CLM’s Medical Liability Committee.

Leadership in Law honorees were recognized at a reception and awards celebration on Dec. 7.

Again, Lawyers of distinction would like to congratulate Mr. Jacob Malatesta for winning this award! Keep up the great work Mr. Malatesta!

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