Practice Areas

Personal Injury Wrongful Death and Liability Law

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC has extensive experience in all types of liability cases. Its attorneys have successfully obtained verdicts and settlements in cases of bridge and highway collapse, negligent highway design, defective products, unsafe premises, boating accidents, civil rights violations, police and governmental liability, workplace injuries, and a variety of other cases in which individuals have been injured or killed through a careless act, defective product, or other negligence.

Automobile and Trucking Claims

The attorneys at Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC have litigated and settled numerous cases in which clients were injured or killed as a result of automobile accidents, commercial trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, accidents involving police cars and governmental vehicles, accidents involving farm equipment, as well as accidents involving unsafe highways and bridges.

Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability

The attorneys at Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC have helped clients obtain verdicts and settlements in medical negligence cases involving surgical negligence, misdiagnosis or untimely diagnosis, medication and pharmaceutical errors, and other injuries to patients caused by the malpractice of physicians, hospitals, and health care facilities. The firm has also handles claims involving negligence by engineers, contractors, accountants, appraisers, and other professionals.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC has a comprehensive real estate practice throughout Mississippi and the Mid-South. The firm represents both buyers and sellers in contracts and negotiations, due diligence investigation, title examination and insurance, closings, financing, refinancing, and tax free exchanges. Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC has represented countless buyers, sellers, and lenders in all types of residential transactions, ranging from the sale of a single family lot to the development of major subdivisions. The firm has extensive experience in commercial and industrial real estate matters, including multi-state transactions involving apartment complexes, hospitals, churches, industrial parks, and some of the largest shopping centers in Memphis, DeSoto County, and North Mississippi. The firm advises buyers and sellers on contractual negotiations, due diligence, environmental studies, financing, and other complex real estate issues.

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC’s attorneys are authorized to write title insurance for some of the largest title insurance companies in the United States. The firm has experience in examining and solving title problems and issues. Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC handles foreclosures, boundary and easement disputes, construction liens and litigation, title disputes, partitions, and real estate litigation of all kinds.

Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC offers a broad range of services designed to assist clients in planning for their future contingencies. Those issues can be addressed through wills, living or testamentary trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and other documents which help ensure that the client’s wishes are preserved. Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC also handles probate of wills and the administration of estates and has successfully tried many cases involving contested wills, trusts, and other estate related litigation. Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC can assist heirs and beneficiaries in obtaining statutory provisions to which they may be entitled under the law, including widows or widowers’ allowances, homestead rights, children’s support, and other benefits to which they may be entitled.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation

The attorneys at Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC have represented businesses, farms, and individuals in state and federal condemnation cases involving the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, various cities and counties, TVA, Entergy, and other governmental bodies and utilities. They are knowledgeable concerning the compensation which is due for the taking or damage to real property for public use.

Business, Commercial and Corporate Law

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC provides a diverse range of business related services such as formation of corporations, partnerships, LLCs and other business entities, preparation of business agreements, buy/sell provisions, transfer restrictions, employment contracts, personal services contracts, vendor contracts and agreements, contract negotiation, and other services which enable its clients to form and carry out their objectives. The firm’s clients have ranged from small start-up businesses to large multi-state corporations.

Insurance

The attorneys at Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC have broad experience with automobile and liability insurance related issues. Members of the firm have represented both the insurance carriers and insurers in cases involving coverage questions, liability issues and bad faith. The firm can offer clients advice and representation with respect to the insured’s right to separate counsel and defense. The firm also handles claims involving coverage and benefit questions arising out of health, life, and comprehensive loss policies, its members have successfully handled a number of claims which resulted in payment to clients of denied insurance benefits and additional damages.

Family Law

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC represents clients in all types of family and domestic relations including adoption, child custody and support, alimony and spousal support, property division, grandparents’ rights, divorce, termination of parental rights, revisions of birth certificates and name changes. The firm’s attorneys have litigation experience in all of these areas and can provide experienced counsel and guidance.

Zoning, Planning, Governmental Regulations and Annexation

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC has experience in the fields of zoning, planning, governmental regulation, and annexation. Its attorneys have represented clients before all local governmental boards and have handled such matters through successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Mississippi. Members of the firm have also represented both citizens and governmental bodies in several annexation cases.

Criminal Defense, Felony, Misdemeanor, and DUI

Members of the firm of Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC have served as municipal judges, city, county, and state prosecutors. Having that experience enables the firm to better understand and evaluate criminal prosecutions and to advise its clients. The firm has defended major criminal offenses from death penalty cases to white collar crimes. Its attorneys have also handled numerous misdemeanor, including traffic and DUI offenses.

Mediation Services

Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC recognizes that it is usually in the best interest of the client that matters be resolved without the expense and time required by trial. Every effort is made to resolve issues in the most timely and cost effective manner. The firm’s attorneys are familiar with alternative methods of resolution such as arbitration and mediation. Arbitration may be involuntary, involves a formal hearing, and is binding on the parties. Mediation is voluntary, informal, and non-binding. The purpose of mediation is to assist the parties in coming to an agreement with respect to their dispute. Attorneys Taylor Buntin and Barry Bridgforth are mediators certified by the Mississippi Supreme Court. Both attorneys have extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of legal matters, from automobile accidents to construction litigation, eminent domain, and commercial law. Both have represented plaintiffs and defendants over the course of their legal careers and seek to provide impartial guidance toward resolution of the parties’ legal issues. The law office is centrally located in DeSoto County, Mississippi and provides comfortable, state of the art conference areas.

Trials in all Courts

While Bridgforth, Buntin & Emerson, PLLC makes every effort to assist its clients in resolving disputes as quickly and economically as possible, some cases simply cannot be resolved. In those instances its attorneys have the proven experience and ability to prepare and try cases to conclusion. The members of the firm have experience in the state and federal courts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and adjacent states. The firm has successfully handled appeals to the highest state appellate courts and to the federal courts of appeal.