The Workers' Compensation Section helps its members keep abreast of developments in this rapidly growing area of legal practice via a section members only list serve. The Section is composed of attorneys who practice in the areas of unemployment compensation, social security, and workers' compensation. This Section strives to keep its members informed on current developments through publications and continuing legal education seminars.
Kids’ Chance Scholarship Fund
The Kids’ Chance Mediation Project was established by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar in 2002. Its purpose is to fund and award scholarships for children whose parents were seriously or fatally injured on the job. Lessening the financial burden of secondary education on families who have lost a breadwinner is vital because higher education is expensive and the need is great. Injured workers’ weekly wage loss benefits are limited in amount to 2/3’s of the state’s average weekly wage and in duration to 450 weeks or about 8 1/2 years.
The Mediation Project is funded by Kids’ Chance Mediators who donate $50.00 of every hour of their mediation fees to the Kids’ Chance scholarship fund. The success of the Mediation Project is due to the generosity and selflessness of Kids’ Chance Mediators. All mediators are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who represent both employers and employees and who are spread geographically across the state. Click here for a list of Kids’ Chance Mediators and their email addresses.
In 2023, the Kids’ Chance Mediation Project partnered with Kids’ Chance of Mississippi, Inc. so that the mission of the Mediation Project that began over twenty years ago will be amplified and enlarged to include the entire workers’ compensation community and to raise even more money for more deserving students.
Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Inc. is the state chapter of Kids’ Chance of America. Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Inc. was incorporated in 2022 and qualifies as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3).
Please click on http://www.kidschancems.org for more information about Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Inc.
You may click on kidschance.org to learn more about Kids’ Chance of America.
Workers' Compensation Section
2023-2024 Executive Committee
Marjorie Matlock, Oxford
Courtney Davis, Jackson
Markow Walker PA
Ginger Robey, Ridgeland
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
Tristan Armer, Pascagoula
Heidelberg Steinberger PA
Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Jonathan M. Barlow, Brandon
Barlow & Goff PLLC
Member at Large (8/2022-7/2025)
Jared Foster Martin, Memphis
Morgan & Morgan - Memphis, LLC
Member at Large (8/2023-7/2026)
Nathan Burrow, Gulfport
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith