Can My Business Get by Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

I was recently asked to advise a specialty welding company in the oil-gas industry that had a run of work accidents to its employees (including one severe injury) whether it could forgo purchasing workers’ compensation insurance altogether and go “naked.” The company faced ever-increasing premiums for workers’ compensation coverage and an exclusion from bidding with […]

Firm Hosts Annual Employment Law Seminar

Heidelberg Steinberger will host its annual employment law seminar at the Biloxi Yacht Club on May 11, 2017, titled “Guideline for Employers and Carriers.” In response to input from attendees at the firm’s 2016 seminar, the program will be divided between workers compensation in the morning and human resource issues in the afternoon. This year’s […]

Summary Judgment in Jail Death Case

John Morris Lee came to the Jackson County Adult Detention Center in December 2012. Charged with a third offense (felony) shoplifting charge, he had been in the facility several times in the past. For many years prior to his incarceration, Lee suffered epileptic seizures for which he received medication. Upon entry into the ADC, Lee […]

Heidelberg Honored as Top 40 Leaders in Law

Pascagoula attorney Jimmy Heidelberg was recently honored statewide as one of the Top 40 Leaders in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal. Heidelberg, who is managing partner at Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer and Burrow P.A., was selected for his outstanding efforts and accomplishments in his legal practice. “It was quite an honor to be recognized alongside […]

Oil Spill Litigation Dives Down Deep at Oral Argument

Greg and Will Ladnier got the call in June 2010: their vessel was needed to help with efforts to clean up and remediate areas affected by the Deewater Horizon/BP Oil Spill. Shortly thereafter their company, Gulfstream Enterprises, Inc., was hired by Knights Marine Industrial Services, Inc.  For months Gulfstream participated in recovery efforts, transporting personnel […]

Five Firm Attorneys Listed as Super Lawyers

Jimmy Heidelberg, Karl Steinberger, Stephen Burrow and Tristan Armer have been named as Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2017.  Stacie Zorn has been named a Rising Star for the Mid-South area. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  A rigorous, multi-phase selection process […]

Heidelberg Nominated for Third Term on Oil & Gas Board

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves has nominated Jimmy Heidelberg for a third term on the Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board.  If confirmed by the Mississippi Senate, Jimmy will serve a four year term ending April 30, 2020.  The Oil and Gas Board is charged “to foster, encourage and promote the development, production and utilization of […]

Firm again recognized by US News

Heidelberg Steinberger Colmer & Burrow, PA has been named again as one of the “U.S. News-Best Law Firms” in America for its 2017 edition.  It is the only Jackson County-based firm to achieve a Tier 1 ranking.  The Tier 1 ranking includes areas of medical malpractice law, defendants and personal injury litigation, defendants. “We are […]

HSCB Collecting Toys for the Holidays

Once again HSCB is sponsoring Toys for Tots. The firm will be collecting unwrapped toys from now through December 14. It’s not too early to spread the word and begin collecting toys. Toys must be brought to the firm’s office at 711 Delmas Avenue in Pascagoula.

Heidelberg and Cascio Lecture at MIEF meeting

Many years ago in a galaxy right here at home, a group of insurance agents, adjusters and other insurance professionals formed the Mississippi Insurance Education Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Among other things, the Foundation provides scholarships for college students who have a career interest working as an insurance professional. Every year the Foundation […]