901 North State Street Jackson, MS 39236

Steve Funderburg

stevefunderburg Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Phone: 601-355-5200
Fax: 601-355-5400
Email sfunderburg@fsplawfirm.com
Assistant: Lora – lora@fsplawfirm.com


Steven H. Funderburg graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1992 and the University of Mississippi Law School in 1994. He previously handled insurance defense claims and workers’ compensation claims representing employers, insurance companies and self insureds, but since 2000 has focused his practice on the representation of plaintiffs and claimants and has represented hundreds of injured Mississippians in litigation. His practice remains dedicated to workers’ compensation claims, wrongful death claims, bad faith breach of contract, motor vehicle accidents, commercial litigation and general tort. Steve presents several seminars every year teaching primarily in the areas of workers compensation, bad faith and general trial practice and strategy. He has presented dozens of papers and articles in these areas of law and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts.Steve was elected as a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorney in 2015 and is a director for the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Education Association where he served as president for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. He was elected to Best Lawyers in America in 2006 to current by his peers in the field of workers’ compensation (claimants) and has also been elected in the field of bad faith litigation. He received the Client Distinction Award through Martindale-Hubbell for Quality of Service, Value, Responsiveness and Communication Ability.

PAPERS PRESENTED:

“Summary of 2014 and 2015 Appellate Decisions,” Workers’ Compensation From A to Z, NBI Seminar, July 15, 2015

“Mississippi Law Update,” Power Behind the Throne Seminar, Kids Chance Scholarship Fund, October 9, 2014.

Moderated Panel at the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Conference, April 911, 2014.

“Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi,” Workers’ Compensation Update in Mississippi, January 31, 2014

“Legislative and Case Law Update,” NBI Seminar, July 29, 2013.

“Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, January 18, 2013, January 31, 2014.

“Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law: A Brief Outline,” Mississippi
Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, Inc. Seminar, April 17, 2013.

“Workers’ Compensation Case Preparation Techniques,” NBI Seminar, February 22, 2012. “Power Behind The Throne,” Kids Chance Scholarship Fund Seminar, 20042012.

“Summer School for Lawyers,” “Economic Damages in Today’s Legal
Environment: Caps, Categories and Calculations,” July 1113, 2011

“Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims,” NBI Seminar, March 16, 2011

“An Analysis of Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law,” Markow Walker
Seminar, February 17, 2011

“Workers’ Compensation: From Start to Finish,” “Genesis of Workers’
Compensation Systems,” Mississippi Association for Justice Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 22, 2010

“Tool Box Series: Handling Your First Workers’ Compensation Claim,”
University of Mississippi Seminar, October 31, 2008

“Workers’ Compensation Update in Mississippi,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, September 25, 2008.

“Workers’ Compensation Update,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, September 25, 2007.

“Anatomy of a Deposition,” Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, April 12, 2007.

“Workers’ Compensation Tips and Tactics from Both Sides of the Table,” National Business Institute Seminar, February 13, 2007.

“Workers’ Compensation Case Preparation Techniques,” National Business Institute Seminar, July, 2006.

“MWCC Adjuster Certification Program,” “Medical Treatment Coordination and Considerations: Selection of Treating Physician; EME and IME,” April 11, 2006.

“Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Mississippi,” National Business Institute Seminar, March, 2006.

· “Litigating a Claim – The First Step – Claimant’s Perspective,” National Business

Institute Seminar, July 2005.

“Important Issues to Be Aware of Once a Claim is Filed,” “Current Medical Issues in Workers’ Compensation,” “In your Client’s Best Interests – Ethical Considerations,” National Business Institute Seminar, April 2005.

“Litigating Workers’ Compensation Cases: Techniques and Strategies for the Claimant,” National Business Institute Seminar, June 2004.

“Preparing for and Prosecuting the Emergency Hearing from the Claimant’s Perspective,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, June 2004.

“Current Medical Issues in Workers’ Compensation” and “How to Help the Employee Get Back to Work,” National Business Institute Seminar, December, 2003.

“How to Prepare for a Workers’ Compensation Hearing – Claimant’s

Perspective,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, September 2003.

“Preparing for the Workers’ Compensation Hearing in Mississippi: Practical Tips and Strategies,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, August 2003.

“Practical Considerations in Proving the Claim,” Lorman Business Services Seminar, January 2003. “Applying the Law in Chicken Plant Cases,” University of Mississippi Seminar, October 2002

“How to Prepare For a Workers’ Compensation Hearing – Claimant’s
Perspective,” Lorman Business Services Seminar – July 2002.

“Representing Claimants: The Viewpoint of a Cynical Former Defense Attorney,” McCoy, Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton, P.A., Insurance Educational Seminar, May 2001.

“Mississippi Worker’s Compensation,” National Business Institute Seminar, April 2001.

“Lower Extremity Injuries,” Medical – Legal, Worker’s Compensation
Conference, February 2001.

“Bad Faith Concerns in Worker’s Compensation,” Mississippi Association of Self Insureds, September 2000.

“Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Law,” (panel discussion) Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission Educational Conference, April 2000.

“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Federated Insurance, February 2000.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

· Mississippi Bar Association

· Capital Area Bar Association

· Federal Bar Association

· Mississippi Association for Justice

· Director, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, Inc.

· Mediator for Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission

· Best Lawyers in America: 2006 – present (Workers’ Compensation/Bad Faith

Insurance)

· The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS:

· President/Chairman of Board of Directors Greater Belhaven Foundation:

· Vice President, Jackson Academy Board of Directors (Athletics): Current

COURT ADMISSIONS:

· All Mississippi State Courts

· United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

· United States District Courts of Mississippi

PUBLISHED OPINIONS:

· Calhoun Apparel, Inc. v. Hobson, 770 So.2d 539 (Miss. App. 2000)

· Cole v. Ellisville State School, 59 So.3d 612 (Miss. App. 2010)

· Estate of Smith v. Smith ex. rel. Rollins, 130 So.3d 508 (Miss. 2014)

· Hinds County Bd. of Sup’rs v. Jackson, 977 So.2d 1193, 39 ALR 6th 735, Miss.

2011 – Current

· App. (2007) Leonard v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 438 F.Supp. 2d 684 (S.D.Miss. 2006)

· Peters v. Belk, Inc., 67 So.3d 805 (Miss. App. 2011)

· Speyerer v. Board of Sup’rs of Madison County, 139 So.3d 771 (Miss. App.

2014)