David W. Baria

David W. Baria

Practice Areas: Appeals, Commercial Litigation, Mass and Toxic Tort, Tort and Insurance Litigation

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Education

Undergraduate School:
University of Southern Mississippi; B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1987
USM Summer Program- University of London

Law School:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
Ole Miss Summer Program-Cambridge University   

Professional Affiliations

•    United Policyholders, Board of Directors
•    University of Southern Mississippi Autism Advisory Board
•    America’s Energy Coast, Leadership Council
•    Chairman, Southern Legislative Conference, Gulf Coast and Atlantic States Task Force
•    American Board of Trial Advocates
•    Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
•    Mississippi Bar Association
•    Past-President, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
•    Hancock County Bar Association

Honors and Awards


•    2008 Legislative Horizon Award, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
•    2008 Mississippi Association for Justice (“MAJ”) Legislative Award
•    2008 American Cancer Society Legislative Champion Award
•    2009 American Federation of Teachers “Friend of Education”
•    2014 MAJ Stanford Young Lifetime Achievement Award
•    2016 Minority Leader, Mississippi House of Representatives
•    2012-Current “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers”

  

Articles and Presentations

  • Employment Law. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Interesting Issues Seminar, October 1996
  • Taking Wrongful Termination Cases Is Not Just Tilting at Windmills Anymore. Voir Dire Magazine, Summer 1998
  • Nursing Home Practice in Mississippi. National Business Institute Seminar, September 9, 1998
  • Nursing Home Litigation. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Holiday Seminar, December 4, 1998
  • Wrongful Termination.  Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, Annual Seminar, January 28, 1999
  • Jury Selection (Panel Discussion). Mississippi Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Annual Seminar, February18, 1999
  • Circumventing Workers Compensation. ATLA National College of Advocacy Jazz Fest Seminar, May 1, 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation: Are These Cases Better/Worse than You Think? Mississippi Lawyer, July 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation. Mississippi Bar, Summer School for Lawyers, July 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation - It’s All Right There in the Record.  Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, March 15, 2000
  • Bad Faith.  Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, February 21, 2001
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff’s Perspective.  Professional Educational Services, Inc., April 18 and April 19, 2002
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff’s Perspective.  Professional Educational Services, Inc., June 18 and 19, 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, October 22, 2004
  • Life After Learmonth. Mississippi Bar Summer School for Lawyers, July 2014
  • *Legislative updates provided to various groups (2008-2018)

Personal

  • Born December 4, 1962 in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Married to Marcie Fyke Baria, children Merritt, Bess and Max
  • 2012 - Current  Mississippi House of Representatives, District 122
  • 2016 - Current  House Minority Leader
  • 2018 - Democratic Nominee, United States Senate (MS)

Undergraduate School:
University of Southern Mississippi; B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1987
USM Summer Program- University of London

Law School:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
Ole Miss Summer Program-Cambridge University   

•    United Policyholders, Board of Directors
•    University of Southern Mississippi Autism Advisory Board
•    America’s Energy Coast, Leadership Council
•    Chairman, Southern Legislative Conference, Gulf Coast and Atlantic States Task Force
•    American Board of Trial Advocates
•    Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
•    Mississippi Bar Association
•    Past-President, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
•    Hancock County Bar Association


•    2008 Legislative Horizon Award, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
•    2008 Mississippi Association for Justice (“MAJ”) Legislative Award
•    2008 American Cancer Society Legislative Champion Award
•    2009 American Federation of Teachers “Friend of Education”
•    2014 MAJ Stanford Young Lifetime Achievement Award
•    2016 Minority Leader, Mississippi House of Representatives
•    2012-Current “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers”

  

  • Employment Law. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Interesting Issues Seminar, October 1996
  • Taking Wrongful Termination Cases Is Not Just Tilting at Windmills Anymore. Voir Dire Magazine, Summer 1998
  • Nursing Home Practice in Mississippi. National Business Institute Seminar, September 9, 1998
  • Nursing Home Litigation. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Holiday Seminar, December 4, 1998
  • Wrongful Termination.  Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, Annual Seminar, January 28, 1999
  • Jury Selection (Panel Discussion). Mississippi Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Annual Seminar, February18, 1999
  • Circumventing Workers Compensation. ATLA National College of Advocacy Jazz Fest Seminar, May 1, 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation: Are These Cases Better/Worse than You Think? Mississippi Lawyer, July 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation. Mississippi Bar, Summer School for Lawyers, July 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation - It’s All Right There in the Record.  Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, March 15, 2000
  • Bad Faith.  Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, February 21, 2001
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff’s Perspective.  Professional Educational Services, Inc., April 18 and April 19, 2002
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff’s Perspective.  Professional Educational Services, Inc., June 18 and 19, 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, October 22, 2004
  • Life After Learmonth. Mississippi Bar Summer School for Lawyers, July 2014
  • *Legislative updates provided to various groups (2008-2018)
  • Born December 4, 1962 in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Married to Marcie Fyke Baria, children Merritt, Bess and Max
  • 2012 - Current  Mississippi House of Representatives, District 122
  • 2016 - Current  House Minority Leader
  • 2018 - Democratic Nominee, United States Senate (MS)
Education

Undergraduate School:
University of Southern Mississippi; B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1987
USM Summer Program- University of London

Law School:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
Ole Miss Summer Program-Cambridge University   

Professional Affiliations

•    United Policyholders, Board of Directors
•    University of Southern Mississippi Autism Advisory Board
•    America’s Energy Coast, Leadership Council
•    Chairman, Southern Legislative Conference, Gulf Coast and Atlantic States Task Force
•    American Board of Trial Advocates
•    Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
•    Mississippi Bar Association
•    Past-President, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
•    Hancock County Bar Association

Honors and Awards


•    2008 Legislative Horizon Award, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
•    2008 Mississippi Association for Justice (“MAJ”) Legislative Award
•    2008 American Cancer Society Legislative Champion Award
•    2009 American Federation of Teachers “Friend of Education”
•    2014 MAJ Stanford Young Lifetime Achievement Award
•    2016 Minority Leader, Mississippi House of Representatives
•    2012-Current “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers”

  

Articles and Presentations
  • Employment Law. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Interesting Issues Seminar, October 1996
  • Taking Wrongful Termination Cases Is Not Just Tilting at Windmills Anymore. Voir Dire Magazine, Summer 1998
  • Nursing Home Practice in Mississippi. National Business Institute Seminar, September 9, 1998
  • Nursing Home Litigation. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Holiday Seminar, December 4, 1998
  • Wrongful Termination.  Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, Annual Seminar, January 28, 1999
  • Jury Selection (Panel Discussion). Mississippi Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Annual Seminar, February18, 1999
  • Circumventing Workers Compensation. ATLA National College of Advocacy Jazz Fest Seminar, May 1, 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation: Are These Cases Better/Worse than You Think? Mississippi Lawyer, July 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation. Mississippi Bar, Summer School for Lawyers, July 1999
  • Nursing Home Litigation - It’s All Right There in the Record.  Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, March 15, 2000
  • Bad Faith.  Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, February 21, 2001
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff’s Perspective.  Professional Educational Services, Inc., April 18 and April 19, 2002
  • Litigating the Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff’s Perspective.  Professional Educational Services, Inc., June 18 and 19, 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire. Mississippi Trial Lawyers Seminar, October 22, 2004
  • Life After Learmonth. Mississippi Bar Summer School for Lawyers, July 2014
  • *Legislative updates provided to various groups (2008-2018)
Personal
  • Born December 4, 1962 in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Married to Marcie Fyke Baria, children Merritt, Bess and Max
  • 2012 - Current  Mississippi House of Representatives, District 122
  • 2016 - Current  House Minority Leader
  • 2018 - Democratic Nominee, United States Senate (MS)