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Reid Stanford


Reid Stanford has over 20 years legal experience.  He has initiated or participated in lawsuits with settlements and/or verdicts over $25 million.  He has drafted wills and other documents in exchange for sweet potato pies.  Reid has represented a myriad of individuals charged with various crimes.  He has successfully handled divorces, environmental cases, contract disputes, medical malpractice cases and others.  

Before entering the practice of law he was the director of retail operations of a grocery chain with sales exceeding $20 million annually.  Reid received his BBA in Accounting and Management and his MBA from Delta State University.  He passed the CPA exam while attending law school.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Reid also received his MDiv from Asbury Seminary.   

Reid has been instrumental in discovering and assisting in bringing to light chemical contamination in different communities that impacted residents, businesses, and governmental entities.  He has researched, studied, and participated in courses taught by the leaders in the industry on vapor intrusion.  He has also successfully led a team of over 20 attorneys in three states in defending actions with potential liability in excess of a billion dollars.  

Reid has also assisted in the discovery of millions of dollars in hidden assets in divorce cases and found numerous instances of incorrect calculations in domestic cases.  Reid also has successfully served as an expert witness against a fortune 500 company for unlawful payment practices and breach of contract.  


Ronald J. Rychlak

Of Counsel

Professor Ronald J. Rychlak is the Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government and Professor of Law. He has been on the faculty since 1987. He currently serves as the university's Faculty Athletic Representative, and he is the former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is a graduate of Wabash College (BA, cum laude) and Vanderbilt University (JD, Order of the Coif). Prior to joining the faculty, Ron practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago, and he served as a clerk to Hon. Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ron is an advisor to the Holy See's delegation to the United Nations and a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. He is on the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise the state's criminal code, and he serves on the editorial board of The Gaming Law Review. He is also on Advisory Boards for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Ave Maria School of Law, and the International Solidarity and Human Rights Institute. In 2006 the Society of Catholic Social Scientists awarded him the Blessed Frederic Ozanam Award for Social Action, and in 2007 he was an honoree at the U.S. Holocaust Museum for his work with on inter-faith dialogue.

Prof. Rychlak is the author or co-author of eight books, including Real and Demonstrative Evidence: Applications and Theory (3rd ed., 2012). Lawyers Weekly USA called it a "very valuable resource for lawyers looking to stay on top of their changing world." The Weekly Standard called his book, Hitler, the War, and the Pope(2nd ed., 2010), "the best and most careful of the recent works [on the church during World War II], an elegant tome of serious, critical scholarship." His latest book Disinformation (WND Books, 2013) is co-authored with the highest ranking Soviet Bloc intelligence officer ever to defect. Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey called it a "remarkable book [that] will change the way you look at intelligence, foreign affairs, the press, and much else." Ron has also contributed chapters to several books and entries to several encyclopedias. He has been published in the Mississippi Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, The Stanford Environmental Law Journal, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other periodicals and journals.