honest legal representation IN HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI


Since 2002, Michael J. Shemper has been a practitioner of law, representing hundreds of clients in personal injury claims, business litigation, and criminal defense. A Hattiesburg, Mississippi based attorney, Michael J. Shemper, PLLC has built a track record of success specializing in Gulf South maritime accidents, auto accidents, and other personal injury matters. He has trial experience in both the state and federal courts, and still serves the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit.

Michael J. Shemper



Areas of Practice

  • Offshore Injuries
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
  • Spinal & Brain Injuries
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • DUI - Driving Under the Influence
  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Business/Commercial Litigation

Honors and Awards

  • Forrest County Industrial Park Commission, Counsel (Present)
  • City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Municipal Prosecutor Pro Tem (Present)
Michael J. Shemper - Lawyer in Hattiesburg, MS

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, University, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Mississippi
    • B.A. - 1997
  • Vanderbilt University

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2014 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2013 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2012 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2011 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • Listed in Verdict Search's Top 100 Verdicts of 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association, Member
  • Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association, President

Personal Attention And Legal Representation With Integrity


You deserve a Mississippi lawyer who has knowledge of the law, aggressiveness in your outcome, and your best interest as a priority. When you choose Michael J. Shemper, PLLC you are choosing a trusted attorney that guarantees every client is treated with honesty, compassion, and steadfast loyalty. This commitment has earned us many referrals over the years from other attorneys and clients we have helped in the past.