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LAURA HENDERSON-COURTNEY P.O. Box 188 Florence, Mississippi (601) 832-4550 Email: lc159e530@westpost.

net PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Member of the Mississippi Bar and Rankin County Bar Association Licensed to practice in all Mississippi state and federal courts Certified Guardian ad Litem PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY I have over twenty years of general civil litigation experience. Presently, I pr ovide a wide variety of legal services to several small corporate businesses, wh ich include contract review and drafting,collections, and defense in civil litig ation. In addition, I represent private individuals in adoptions, divorce, birth certificate revisions, small estates, and conservatorships. Prior to 2007, I was the Legal Director for the Mississippi Board of Nursing, at whic h time I managed an active caseload of over two hundred (200) cases per year. WORK HISTORY September 2007 to present Attorney Ringer & Lingold Florence, MS 39073 Successfully represented various corporate creditors in the proceedings pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Lead counsel representing home builder and contractor in arbitration hearing wit h American Arbitration Association, which resulted in arbitration award in favor of client. Engaged in settlement negotiations and obtained amicable resolutions of numerous workers compensation cases, collection cases, and personal injury c ases. Prepared all correspondence, pleadings, and notices required for foreclosu re proceedings on behalf of secured creditors. Responsible for all phases of civ il litigation for corporate and municipal clients. Attended and prepared for depositions, motion hearings, and trials in circuit an d chancery court cases. March 2007 to September 2007 Ungarino & Eckert Jackson, MS Research and memoranda briefs in employment discrimination, workers compensation , premises liability and automobile tort liability cases. Attended and participa ted in depositions and motion hearings. Primary type of practice was insurance defense. May 2003 to March 2007 Legal Director Mississippi Board of Nursing Jackson, MS Prosecutor for Mississippi Board of Nursing in hearings held regarding violation s of the Nurse Practice Act. Participated in educational seminars held at the Mi ssissippi Board of Nursing for the benefit of board members. Provided legal research and counsel to Director for Board of Nursing.

*Resolved an average of 200 cases per year through Agreed Order and settlement, and participated in an average of 90 disciplinary hearings per year. *Negotiated an agreement between the Tennessee Board of Nursing and the Mississi ppi Board of Nursing regarding reciprocal disciplinary actions, and the Nurse Li censure Compact Act. October 2002 to May 2003 Attorney Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell Jackson, MS Research and memoranda briefs in employment discrimination, product liability, p remises liability and automobile tort liability cases. Attended and participated in depositions and motion hearings. Reviewed and prepared contracts on behalf of corporate clients. Primary type of practice was insurance defense. June 2000 to October 2002 Attorney Currie, Johnson, Griffin, Gaines & Myers Jackson MS Research, briefs, and trial preparation for employment discrimination, product l iability, premises liability and automobile tort liability cases. Attended and p articipated in depositions, mediations, trials, motion hearings, and arbitrations. Primary type of practice was insurance defense. October 1998 to June 2000 Self-Employed Solo practitioner Jackson, MS Responsible for research, motion hearings and trials in workers compensation cas es, automobile tort liability cases, divorces, adoptions and small estates. August 1994 to October 1998 Attorney Gilmer Law Firm Jackson, MS Responsible for depositions, motion hearings, and trials in workers compensation , social security, premises liability, and automobile tort liability cases. Type of practice was general litigation. September 1993 to August 1994 Attorney Markow, Walker & Reeves Jackson, MS Responsible for depositions, motion hearings, and trials in workers compensation cases. Primary type of practice was insurance defense. September 1991 to September 1993 Attorney Davis & Emil Gulfport, MS

Responsible for all research and hearing preparation in workers compensation, so cial security, premises liability, and automobile tort liability cases. Particip ated and attended depositions, motion hearings, settlement conferences, and trials. Type of practi ce was general litigation. February 1988 to September 1991 Attorney Aultman, Tyner, McNeese & Ruffin, Ltd. Hattiesburg, MS Research, depositions and client reports in automobile tort liability and worker s compensation cases. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984, C um Laude Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1987 REFERENCES Available upon request