Prior to joining Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC, Jamie practiced with large firms in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boston, Massachusetts, and was a partner in the State’s largest law firm. Jamie also maintained her own law practice and consulting firm for several years, and participated in the management and operation of several businesses.
Jamie has extensive experience in general business, real estate and health care matters, including business transactions (mergers, acquisitions and financings), commercial and real estate lending transactions, and physician group practices.
Jamie received the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” Award and was selected to participate in “Leadership Mississippi,” a leadership program sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council. Jamie has also received the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 50 Business Women” Award, was inducted into the “International Who’s Who of Professionals” and was selected to participate in “Leadership Jackson,” a leadership program sponsored by the MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce.
At the invitation of the Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Jamie served on the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy School. The Board advises the Dean and the Kennedy School with respect to issues and programs relating to women.
Jamie also served for several years as a member of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Business Law Advisory Group, including serving on the Business Trust Subcommittee and the Limited Liability Company Subcommittee.
Jamie is past Chairman of the Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar, and a past officer of the Real Estate and Healthcare Sections of The Mississippi Bar. As Chairman of the Business Law Section, Jamie sponsored the Section’s creation of “MSCORP” (Mississippi Community Organizations Resource Project). The program is a statewide project that matches business lawyers with nonprofit organizations in need of free legal assistance. Jamie also served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee for the Delivery of Legal Services, a position appointed by the President of the American Bar Association.
Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Sweet Briar College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the College President’s Award to the Outstanding Athletic Scholar and the Lawrence Nelson Award to the Outstanding English Major. She was recently inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jamie received her law degree from Vanderbilt School of Law. While at Vanderbilt, she was the Associate Editor of the Journal of Transactional Law, served as a member of the Appellate Review Board and received the Appellate Advocacy Outstanding Brief Award.
Jamie has served on the Board of Directors of numerous businesses and non-profit organizations, including Health Alliance Holdings, Inc., Hamilton Kennedy, Inc., Providence Hill Farm, LLC, Mississippi Women’s Forum, Mississippi University for Women Foundation, Sweet Briar College Leadership Board, the MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce, the Baptist TRUST, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, New Stage Theatre, Central Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross, Health Futures, Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association and the Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center Foundation. A firm believer that everyone has a responsibility to give back to her community, Jamie has extensive involvement in numerous other community and charitable organizations.
An avid horseback rider, Jamie has been State Champion of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, and Champion at many of the largest national horse shows. Jamie is owner of the renowned equestrian facility, Providence Hill Farm, and is currently serving as advisor to Mississippi College’s Equestrian Program.
Jamie is the mother of three young adults.