William L. Guice III

William L. Guice III
William Lee Guice III, the third generation of his family to practice law at Rushing & Guice and now its senior partner, has provided trusted counsel to thousands of businesses and individuals since 1972. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and general litigation, including financial issues, lender liability and corporate defense, white collar criminal defense, and admiralty law.

Guice also represents banking interests and handles sophisticated financial and real estate transactions. He advises his clients in the areas of asset protection and preservation, estate planning, business formation and environmental matters. These clients include financial institutions, physicians, various members of the seafood industry and leaders of business and industry.

Guice’s sterling reputation among his peers for legal acumen, professionalism, and ethics is reflected in his AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 30 years and his consistent designation as one of the top attorneys in Mississippi by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor bestowed upon only five percent of the lawyers in each state. Guice is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, which recognizes the top ½ of 1% of America’s trial attorneys.

Guice is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Texas, New York and the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Commercial Law League of America (Chairman, Southern Region, 1987-1988), the International Association of Commercial Collectors, the Dixie Land Title Association and the Maritime Law Association.

He is the author of several publications, including “Maintenance and Cure, The Jones Act, Land-Based Seamen,” page 877, Volume 46, Tulane Law Review, 1972 (author), “Office Surgery and the Law,” Advances in Dermatology Yearbook, Medical Publishers, 1986 (author), “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1985 (co-author), and “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1984, 1986, 1989 (co-author).

Guice received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in 1969 and his law degree from Tulane University in 1972. While at Tulane, he was a member of the Board of Student Editors of the Tulane Law Review from 1970 to 1972.

He has also served as a presenter and lecturer at numerous courses on contract and commercial law, Mississippi collections law, law office management, ethics and other legal topics. Guice is president of Renaissance Title, L.L.C., the firm’s subsidiary title company that provides loan closings, escrow services and title commitments and policies.

ABOUT WILLIAM L. GUICE III

Admitted: 1972, Mississippi
Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
  • Earned AV preeminent Rating for 2012
  • Selected for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member of Tulane Law Review
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2012
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2011
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2009
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2008
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2007
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Commercial Law League of America (Chairman, Southern Region, 1987-1988), the Dixie Land Title Association and the Maritime Law Association.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guice has authored several publications, including “Maintenance and Cure, The Jones Act, Land-Based Seamen,” page 877, Volume 46, Tulane Law Review, 1972 (author), “Office Surgery and the Law,” Advances in Dermatology Yearbook, Medical Publishers, 1986 (author), “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1985 (co-author), and “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1984, 1986, 1989 (co-author).

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Copa Casino: Litigation of Casino’s ownership
  • Barq v. Coca-Cola: Intellectual Property Suit Theft of Goodwill

Transactions:

  • Promenade acquisition for the Target development on Sangani Boulevard in D’Iberville, Miss.
  • Local Counsel for Harrah’s Entertainment in Biloxi acquisitions
  • General Counsel for Barq’s sale to Coca-Cola

Educational Background

  • 1972: Tulane University School of Law Juris Doctorate.  While at Tulane, he was a member of the Board of Student Editors of the Tulane Law Review from 1970 to 1972
  • 1969: Tulane University, Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 1967-1968: Study abroad La Sorbonne, Paris