Who We Are

Stephan L. McDavid

Partner

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Steve McDavid has extensive litigation experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and legal malpractice defense, and bankruptcy. Steve’s experience in transactional matters includes the representation of, on an ongoing basis, several computer software companies, authors, musicians, and developers of commercial and residential real estate projects. In addition, his practice includes the protection of intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark, trade name and patent matters.

Education & Awards

Steve graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. He received his J.D. form the University of Alabama, which he attended on academic scholarship. While in law school, Steve served as Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review, Honor Court Justice and Secretary of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.

Professional Achievements, Organizations, & Associations

Steve has served as an Adjunct Professor in Intellectual Property at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Steve has spoken at numerous legal seminars on topics of Intellectual Property protection. Steve, who is active in local, state and national bar associations, serves as the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Section of the Mississippi Bar, President of the Lafayette County Bar Association and recently represented Mississippi on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association.

Courts and Bar Admissions

State Bar of Alabama
State Bar of Mississippi
Alabama Supreme Court
Mississippi Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S Supreme Court

Community & Family

Steve is a Trustee of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and serves as President and General Counsel. He is married to the former Rosemary Adams of New Orleans, Louisiana. He and his wife have two adult children, Adams and Henry.

Merry C. Huddleston

Associate

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Merry Huddleston’s litigation practice is focused on civil litigation in both state and federal court involving intellectual property disputes, breach of contract actions, and other business related matters. Merry is also experienced in submitting applications for trademark and copyright registrations.

During her law school career, Merry was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Editor of the UM Business Law Newsletter, and served as a managing limited practice attorney in the housing clinical program.

Education & Awards

Merry graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and a minor in Psychology. She received her J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she graduated in the top 15% of her class.

Professional Achievements, Organizations, & Associations

Merry is involved in the American Bar Association, the William C. Keady American Inn of Court, Oxford Area Young Lawyers Association, and the Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division. Merry’s publications and speaking engagements include:

  • Discovering Arrest Warrants during Illegal Traffic Stops: The Lower Courts’ Wrong Turn in the Exclusionary Rule Attenuation Analysis, 85 Miss. L. J. 225 (2016) (hyperlink: http://mississippilawjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/4.-Johnson-Comment.pdf)
  • Mandates, Penalties, and Subsidies: The Changing Tax Implications of the Affordable Care Act, 3 UM. Bus. L. New. ____ (2015).
  • ACA Tax Subsidy Implications, Second Annual Ole Miss Business Law CLE Conference – Apr. 2015

Courts and Bar Admissions

State Bar of Mississippi
Mississippi Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Community & Family

Merry also serves as the Director of Operations of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. She is married to Kevin Huddleston of Booneville, Mississippi.