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Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr.

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    F 601.944.9342

Charles “Chip” R. Wilbanks, Jr. joined Adams and Reese in 2015 and is a Partner in the firm’s Jackson office. Practicing law since 1986, Chip has over 30 years of experience practicing law in Mississippi in products liability litigation, including silica defense, medical device litigation and pharmaceutical litigation. Chip also represents clients in landlord/tenant, church law and litigation, insurance defense, real estate and property litigation and construction litigation.

Chip’s representative experience and legal accolades include:

  • Representing clients in products liability defense as lead trial counsel across the country.
  • Representing a safety products company in asbestos exposure litigation in Mississippi and Alabama.
  • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of two manufacturers of the generic form of a drug alleged to have caused a neurological disorder.
  • Serving as local counsel for a pain pump manufacturer in a matter in which a plaintiff alleged injury due to the articular administration of pain medications.
  • Recognition as a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.

Chip was formerly the President of the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division, recognized as Mississippi’s Outstanding Young Lawyer, in 2000, and was formerly on the Board of Bar Commissioners and Board of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.

In the community, Chip has served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Clinton Public School District. He has served on the Board for Brillo Soccer Ministry, on the Board of National Leigh’s Disease Foundation, as President of the Board of the Mississippi Children’s Legal Clinic, on the Mississippi College School of Business Administration Alumni Advisory Board and on the Mississippi College Child Advocacy Program Advisory Board.

Chip is a Mississippi native and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi, in 1986, and earned his B.S. from Mississippi College, in 1984.

Among the people who has had an impact on Chip’s legal career and life is his father, Charles Wilbanks, a small-town, general practice attorney who worked hard, had the largest heart and believed in the call of the legal profession of providing quality legal services to those in need.

In his spare time, Chip enjoys spending time with his wife, Alicia, three daughters, two sons-in-law and his grandson, Charlie, and looks forward to meeting his grandchild on the way. He also enjoys volunteering with his family at First Baptist Church of Jackson.