Stephen J. Carmody
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
Address: 190 East Capitol Street, Suite 100
Jackson, MS 39201

Membership: Community & Professional Activities•Mississippi Bar Association•Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association•Capital Area Bar Association •The American Bar Association (Member, Section of Employment Law, Litigation & Intellectual Property) •State Ba
University: University of Southern Mississippi, B.S.B.A., with Honors, 1984, Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1987
Admitted: 1989, Mississippi; 1987, Georgia; 2012, Arkansas; 1989, United States District Courts of Mississippi; 2009, United States Supreme Court; 2012, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; 1987, United States District Court for the Nor
Biography: In 1984 Steve Carmody received his undergraduate degree in accounting with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi. While an undergraduate he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Gold Key Society and received the National Collegiate Athletic Association Post Graduate Scholarship. He was also inducted into the Southern Mississippi Athletic and Student Halls of Fame. After a brief stint with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, he attended law school at Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1987.After receiving his law degree, Steve began work in the Labor and Employment Section of the law firm of Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1989, he returned to Mississippi and joined the Brunini firm, where his practice focuses on litigation. He is a member of the Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi Bars. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits. He has successfully tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts in Mississippi. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Copyright Law; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation- Labor and Employment, and Trademark Law.Steve's practice emphasizes labor, employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, and construction litigation. He has taught at a number of seminars for the National Business Institute and the University of Mississippi Continuing Legal Education Department. He is often a guest lecturer at Mississippi College School of Law. He is a member of the following professional associations: Hinds County Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, The Mississippi Bar (Minority Involvement Committee 1990-1994, Paralegal Committee, 2006), Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, American Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Sports Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, American Inns of Court, Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Diocesan Lawyers Association, Grocery Manufacturer's Association, Coalition of Food Industry Counsel, and the Mississippi Association of Self Insureds.Steve is active in local civic matters and has served on the Executive Council and Board of Mississippi Sports Foundation, as President of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, as President of the Jackson Touchdown Club, as a member of the Catholic Foundation and Director of its Bishop's Cup Charity Golf Tournament, as representative to the Board of Directors of the Country Club of Jackson, as a member of the Board of Directors, President and Secretary of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, Central Mississippi Chapter, President, Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee of the Jackson Metropolitan YMCA, and Member of the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation. Steve is the long time chair of the Labor and Employment practice group, and has been selected as the Chair of the Litigation Department for the firm.Honors & Awards•Best Lawyers in America : Copyright Law; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor & Employment; Trademark Law, and Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions-Defendants •Top Rated Lawyers -AV Preeminent in Intellectual Property News & Events•Kaufman, Carmody, and Lawhorn Win Supreme Appeal for Regions Insurance •Twenty- nine honored by Best Lawyers 2016, Six attorneys named Lawyer of the Year •Brunini's 2014 Super Lawyers •Twenty- six honored by Best Lawyers 2015, Six attorneys named Lawyer of the Year •Carmody and Bailey Victorious in Eighth Circuit Appeal of United States Department of Education Ruling on Whistleblower Claim Under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 •Brunini Attorneys Named 'Intellectual Property Stars' in International Survey •BEST LAWYERS in America