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Nicholas Puckett was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Terry, Mississippi. He is the son of Ann and Al Puckett. Nicholas graduated from Terry High School before attending the University of Mississippi where he received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science.

 Nicholas received his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. During his time at MC Law, Nicholas was an active member of the Health Law Society and the Oil and Gas Society.

Nicholas is married to Morgan Inman Puckett.

 Nicholas began his career with McHard McHard Anderson & Associates, PLLC as a law clerk. Following his admittance to the Mississippi Bar, he was hired as an Associate with the firm. 


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Sam McHard has practiced law for 40 years. He is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: 1976, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1999, Iowa; 2001, Mississippi, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Sam received his B.A. at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and his Juris Doctor at Northwestern University. 

Sam is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and maintains membership with the following professional associations:  Mississippi Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; Mississippi Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Texas Bar Association; and Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Manion Anderson

Sam McHard

Erica McHard is admitted to practice in the following jurisdiction: 

2001: Iowa
2002: Illinois, Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 

2013: Texas

Erica recieved her B.A. in Business, Political Science and Public Administration at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. She received her Juris Doctor at the University of Iowa. 

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Erica is a member of the following professional associations: Mississippi Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; Mississippi Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Texas Bar Association; and Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Erica McHard

​Manion Anderson was born and raised in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  He is the son of Paul and Patricia Anderson.  Manion graduated from Pascagoula High School before going to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.  While enrolled at Southern Miss, Manion was an active member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Inter-Fraternity Council, and the Society of Physics Students – holding numerous officer positions within each.  Manion graduated from Southern Miss in four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. 

Manion received his law degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He spent one year as a visiting student at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.  As a law student, Manion held numerous clerkship positions with several firms around the nation including Legal Services Corporation in Baton Rouge, LA, Neil P. McGuffee, PC in Oklahoma City, OK, and Tynes Law Firm in Pascagoula, MS.

Manion and his wife Sarah have one daughter and one son, Abigail and Jack.

Manion is still actively involved in the local Kappa Sigma Fraternity chapter and is also a member of the Area Developmental Partnership, Pine Belt Young Professionals, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar.  

Nicholas Puckett

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