Marcie Fyke Baria

Attorney - Gulf Coast, MS

Phone:
(228) 270-0001

Fax:
(228) 466-9233

Marcie Fyke Baria – Attorney, Gulf Coast MS

My job is to help people who have been wronged.

My job is to help people and privately owned businesses who have been wronged. Sometimes the wrongdoer is a CEO who sexually harassed a co-worker or a trusted adult who abused a child. Other times, the wrongdoer may be an insurance company who refuses to pay a legitimate loss, or a builder or design professional responsible for defective construction, or a partner whose trying to take advantage of his other partners, or a professional who breached the trust of his clients. In my over 20 years of practice, I’ve helped hundreds of clients successfully resolve their legal disputes.

I grew up in Jackson in a large family. I have always been inspired to “make it better from within” and, for me, being a lawyer for people who have been wronged is the way to do that.

When I graduated from Ole Miss School of Law, I married my husband, David. In 2004, after 12 years of practicing in Jackson, we moved to Bay St. Louis on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Fourteen months later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and surrounding areas.

Like many coastal families, we lost everything during Katrina. All that remains of our family home is the concrete driveway leading to where our garage used to stand. Everything else is simply gone. That kind of devastation really changes your perspective in life. It has made me appreciate, even more, the most important thing in life…my family.

David and I have four children, Darden (deceased in 2005), Merritt, Bess and Max. Both Bess and Merritt play a lot of soccer and Max can’t wait until it’s his turn to hit all the sports fields.

I am admitted to practice in all Mississippi federal and state courts. I was recently appointed to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions. For detailed background information about me, please visit my profile at Martindale-Hubbell orLawyers.com.

I am proud to serve on these community organizations:Giving back to the community has always been important to me.

  • Recycle Hancock (http://www.msartsalliance.com/) – Founder & President – Grant money helped us set up recycling programs in six schools in Hancock County and teach the students the importance of wise resource management. In 2007, I was proud to be selected as the “Outstanding Citizen” of Hancock County by the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce for my efforts in recycling.
  • Live Oak Alliance Mississippi (http://www.liveoakalliance.com/) – Founder & Board Member – This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the strategic use and management of the beautiful natural resources of our area. It promotes activities such as recycling, biking, walking, bird watching and eco-tourism in Hancock County.
  • Hancock County Food Pantry (http://hancockcountyfoodpantry.org/home) – Co-Chair – The Pantry is a nonprofit program that provides food to over 17,000 people each year. It is operated entirely by volunteers – there is no paid staff.
  • Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (http://www.msartsalliance.com/) – Board Member – MAAE advocates for high quality, comprehensive and sequential arts education for all Mississippi students.
  • Hancock Main Street Association – Board Member

What Makes Me Tick

  • My family
  • Gardening
  • Obsessive Reading

Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contractors Liability
  • False Claims Act Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment

Contact Info

544 Main Street
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: (228) 270-0001
Fax: (228) 466-9233
http://wwww.bariawilliamson.com

University

Parsons School of Design; Millsaps College, B.A., 1987

Law School

University of Mississippi, J.D., 1990

Admitted

1990, Mississippi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Memberships

Hancock County Bar Association; The Mississippi Bar (Executive Board, Labor and Employment Section 2001; Board Member, Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions); Charles Clark American Inns of Court.

Born

Jackson, Mississippi

Biography

Baria is a small firm practitioner with Baria-Williamson, PLLC, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, although she practices throughout the state of Mississippi. The bulk of Ms. Baria’s practice was spent in Jackson, MS, where she was a partner with the firm of Maxey, Wann, Fyke and Hawkins prior to leaving to form the firm Baria, Fyke, Hawkins and Stracener. Ms. Baria has over fifteen years of extensive litigation and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. Her practice consists of employment, insurance, business, construction and accident litigation, representing both business and individuals. Clerk, Phi Delta Phi, 1988-1990. Recipient, Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, 1990. Research Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1989-1990. President, Student Body, 1990. Author: Supreme Court Review, Criminal Procedure, Mississippi Law Journal 59 (3). Chapter Co-Chair for 1998 Supplement to Lindemann & Grossman’s Employment Discrimination Law (3rd Edition).

Reported Cases

Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson v. Morrison 905 So.2d 1213 (Miss. 2005); Powe v. Byrd, 892 So.2d 223 (Miss. 2004); East Ms. State Hospital v, Callens, 892 So.2d 800 (Miss. 2004); University Nursing Assoc. v. Phillips, 842 So.2d 1270 (Miss. 2003); Smith v. Mack Trucks 819 So.2d 1258 (Miss. 2002); In Re Last Will and Testament of Sheppard, 757 So.2d 173 (Miss. 2000); Estate of Reeves v. Owen 744 So.2d 799 (Miss. 1999); Smith v. Malouf, 722 So.2d 490 (Miss. 1998); Collier v. Trustmark National Bank, 678 So.2d 693 (Miss. 1996); White v. Mississippi Real Estate Commission 668 So.2d 503 (Miss. 1996); Mississippi Real Estate Commission v. Amos 667 So.2d 503 (Miss. 1995); Moore v. Mississippi Real Estate Commission 65 So.2d 902 (Miss. 1995); Gelenter v. Greenville Municipal Separate School District, 644 So.2d 263 (Miss. 1994); Moore v. McCullough 633, So.2d 421 (Miss. 1993); City of Natchez v. Sullivan 612 So.2d 1087 (Miss. 1992); Tompkins v. Vickers 26F.3d 603 (5th Cir. 1994); Geiselbreth v. Allstate Insurance Company 8F.3d (5th Cir. 1993); Raju v. Rhodes, 7.F.3d 1210 (5th Cir. 1993); U.S. ex rel Church v. Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc. 2005 WL 2375161 (S.D. Miss. 2005); Barfield v. Madison County Mississippi 984 F.Supp. 491 (S.D. Miss. 1997).

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(601) 948-6005
4316 Old Canton Rd Ste 100A
Jackson, MS 39211

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