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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 157
Jackson, MS 39205-0157

Physical Address:

632 Lakeland East
Suite A
Jackson, MS 39232

About Our Firm

Shell Buford, PLLC, is an AV rated civil practice firm that represents their clients in all state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the entire State of Mississippi. The firm is primarily a defense litigation firm providing insurance companies, local and national corporations, professionals, entities and individuals with a broad range of legal services and litigation representation. 

The attorneys and staff at Shell Buford, PLLC, have the experience, knowledge, ability, qualifications and resources to handle difficult and complicated legal matters while striving to provide our clients with the most comprehensive, cost-effective and professional representation possible.  The attorneys at Shell Buford, PLLC, work with our clients to develop an initial theory of defense strategy, to establish goals and methods to carry out successful objectives and to provide a comprehensive analysis of each claim, including evaluation reports and recommendations as established by each client’s personal needs.  The firm recognizes that all insurance companies, businesses and persons involved in litigation require specialized care and experienced, qualified legal counsel are essential to the successful resolution of legal matters for our clients.

Shell Buford, PLLC, maintains one of the most aggressive and diversified defense litigation practices in the state providing representation to insurance companies, businesses and individuals in cases involving personal injuries, commercial litigation, workers compensation, insurance defense, premises liability, construction litigation, product liability, insurance coverage disputes, professional liability, contract disputes, health care law, malpractice defense, nursing home defense, bad faith litigation, fidelity and surety claims, agents’ liability and other accident and injury defense litigation.

Shell Buford, PLLC, also provides a full range of services to insurance companies and their insureds, as well as self-insured entities, including defense litigation representation and legal advice relating to insurance coverage questions, workers’ compensation issues, casualty claims, policy interpretation, underwriting issues, bonding and suretyship, uninsured motorist issues and other personal injury and property damage related matters.

Although the attorneys at Shell Buford, PLLC, have the experience and are fully prepared to take cases to trial, we frequently recommend early settlement and/or alternative dispute resolution through mediation or arbitration as a cost-effective and expeditious method of efficiently handling our clients’ legal matters.  We at Shell Buford, PLLC, are responsive to each client’s personal needs and review our relationship with each client as a joint effort to promptly obtain the best results professionally and efficiently.



Firm History

The firm of Shell Buford, PLLC, was originally formed in 1944 by John C. Satterfield and Jack Ewing under the firm name of Satterfield & Ewing.  With the addition of   Frank T. Williams and Dan H. Shell in 1950 the firm became Satterfield, Ewing, Williams & Shell.   J. Dudley Buford joined the firm and in 1955 the firm name was changed to Satterfield, Shell, Williams & Buford.  Upon the withdrawal of John C. Satterfield from the firm, in 1976 the firm name was changed to Shell, Buford, Bufkin, Callicutt & Perry.  On January 1, 2000, the firm was reorganized as a Mississippi professional limited liability company and the firm name was changed to Shell Buford, PLLC.

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