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Judy Guice more than holds her own against big business and law firms. Proving good things come in small packages, Judy has succeeded as a sole practitioner against the most powerful law firms and companies in the country. What started as a solo practice became a duo in 2010 when Judy was joined in her practice by her daughter, Sarah Reese. The mother and daughter team continue to bring superior representation to clients. When you need competent and compassionate attorneys in Biloxi, contact the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. to set up a free consultation with our law firm.


Judy Guice

Judy Guice

Email:  judy@judyguice.com | Phone: 888.417.1576

Judy Guice brings decades of experience to the table in representation of her clients.  After graduating from Millsaps College in 1975 and receiving her J.D. from the University of Mississippi in 1980, Judy served as law clerk to Judge William C. Keady, Northern District of Mississippi from 1980–1983.  She is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court.

With a practice focusing on civil litigation from the plaintiff’s perspective, primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance bad faith, Judy has a proven record as a tough, yet compassionate advocate for her clients.  In 2009, Judy presented oral argument before the En Banc Mississippi Supreme Court in the landmark Hurricane Katrina case of Corban v. USAA, 20 So.3d 601(Miss. 2009).  She has been selected by her peers as the 2010 Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year.

A lifetime member of the Mississippi Association of Justice (formerly Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association), Judy served in many capacities of that organization, including president.  She is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and has served on various committees including the Scientific and Medical Integrity Committee, the President’s Council, Co-Chair of the State Legislative Advisory Committee, the Motor Vehicle Insurance Coordination Committee, and Co-Chair of the State Legislative Outreach Committee.  Also active in the Mississippi Bar Association, Judy has served on the Summer School for Lawyers Committee, Women in the Profession Committee, and the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program Committee.  She was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve on the Complaints Tribunal from 1995 to 2001.  She is also a member of the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, the Public Justice Foundation and the Pound Civil Justice Institute.  She speaks frequently at continuing legal education events.

In 2010, Judy was elected as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for only ten percent of the lawyers in Mississippi as recognition for their professionalism, competence, leadership, and dedication to service.  She has achieved the highest rating (AV® Preeminent™) by Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Judy was selected by Super Lawyers® from 2010 to 2015 and has been named one of the Top 50: Women Mid-South Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2015.

Community service is another of Judy’s passions.  Judy has previously served on the vestry of her church, The Episcopal Church of Redeemer in Biloxi. Judy currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Loaves and Fishes, Inc., a community kitchen in East Biloxi. She works closely with the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence and was honored with the Jane Philo Award of Excellence in 2015.

Judy lives in Ocean Springs and is the mother of three children, Charles, Sarah, and Andrew Reese.  Sarah graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in 2010 and joined her mother in the practice of law.


Sarah Reese

Sarah Reese

Email:  sarah@judyguice.com | Phone: 888.417.1576

Sarah Reese graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2006. She received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 2010.

While in law school, Ms. Reese was a member of the Moot Court Board. Ms. Reese received the American Jurisprudence award for Constitutional Law, the Mississippi Center for Justice Award, the Robert E. Hauberg Scholarship and two Merit Scholarships. In addition, Ms. Reese externed for United States Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker in the Southern District of Mississippi, Hattiesburg Division during the summer of 2009.

Sarah achieved the highest rating (AV® Preeminent™) by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Ms. Reese is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Practice areas include personal injury, insurance bad faith, oil spill litigation, medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, premises liability and economic loss liability.

She is a member of the Mississippi Association of Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar.

Sarah served actively on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence from June 2011-July 2016.  Her roles on the board included Secretary and President, along with serving on their fundraising committee for multiple years.  Sarah also works closely with the annual Brandon Breal Memorial Golf Tournament to raise money for a scholarship fund set up with the University of Southern Mississippi in honor of the late Brandon Breal.  Sarah lives in Ocean Springs.

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