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Attorney Biographies

Frank Thackston, Jr.

biography

Frank attended law school after completing an accounting degree at Mississippi State University and quickly realizing that accountancy was not the career path he wanted to pursue.  He holds the distinction of being one of very few law students who began a federal judicial clerkship before graduating from law school.  Frank served a two year clerkship with Judge Claude Clayton during the late 1960s, at the height of civil rights litigation in the South, first serving Judge Clayton in the Northern District of Mississippi, then following him to the Fifth Circuit after Clayton’s appointment to that prestigious appellate court.   After observing some of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers, Frank became convinced he wanted to be a litigator. 
After his clerkship with Judge Clayton was complete, Frank accepted a job offer, extended by General Albert Lake, to join the Lake Tindall law firm in Greenville, Mississippi, over offers from firms in New Orleans and Houston.  His early work revolved largely around insurance defense litigation, with an emphasis in motor vehicle accidents, along with some worker’s compensation defense work.  
Over the course of several decades, Frank has built an active admiralty practice.  He has been lead counsel on a multitude of admiralty and maritime cases, covering most of the inland rivers of the Eastern United States to blue water disputes.  Frank’s marine practice was initially focused on representing marine companies, and though he still regularly represents the marine industry, his practice has evolved over the years as he has been engaged by individual seaman who have been injured while working for marine employers for cases involving the Jones Act and unseaworthiness.  It is in these actions in  which Frank has excelled over the last ten to fifteen years.  He has attained multiple large verdicts and settlements for deckhands, pilots, captains, and engineers under the Jones Act and unseaworthiness doctrines of marine law.  
Frank currently has an active litigation practice in all of the following areas: 
  • River and Marine Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls/Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Discrimination

Charles S. Tindall III

biography

Charlie has over forty-four (44) years of legal experience with emphasis on business, banking, real estate and agricultural law.  He represents major landowners of agricultural land and specializes in the acquisition, management and financing of agricultural real estate. He has extensive experience in business, acquisition, including industrial site acquisitions and business workouts.  He also has extensive experience in acquisition, financing and management of recreational land and formation of recreational land and hunting clubs.  

Charlie has followed in his father’s footsteps by representing the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners and the Port of Greenville for over thirty (30) years, with broad experience in real estate acquisitions, condemnations and land titles of real estate bordering the Mississippi River where issues of changing boundaries are involved.

As of the summer of 2015 Charlie retired as the attorney for the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners and the Port of Greenville after serving thirty-three and one half (33 1/2) years.

Charlie serves and has served on the Advisory Board of several Regional Banks and represented banks and farm credit companies in loans, workouts, collections, both in and out of bankruptcy, and has extensive experience in estate planning, and serves as trustee and executor.

Andrew Alexander III

biography

Mr. Alexander is a member of the American, Mississippi and Washington County Bar Associations, Fifth Circuit Bar Associtation and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Alexander obtained his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and his law degree cum laude from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal. He is admitted to practice before the Mississippi Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Alexander serves as attorney for the City of Greenville.

Admitted:
1982, Mississippi

College:
Mississippi State University, B.S., 1976.

Law School:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude 1982.

Born:
Greenville, Mississippi, August 23, 1952.

Heath S. Douglas

biography

Heath is a Delta native, spending his childhood and young adult years in Cleveland, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm, and was a farmer until he was thirty years old. He learned management skills and developed his work ethic while farming over 5,000 acres of row crops with his family in Bolivar and Sunflower Counties. 
Though it was a hard decision, Heath chose to leave farming in 2003, so that he could pursue a legal career. After graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2006, Heath returned to his Delta roots, choosing to practice law in Greenville with Lake Tindall. 
Heath practices in a wide variety of fields, though his most active practice area is litigation. He has successfully litigated cases involving admiralty/marine and Jones Act claims, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, automotive claims, and a myriad of agricultural cases, including chemical drift and crop losses. Heath has clients such as General Motors, Terral RiverService, the Delta Economic Development Center, Wilkerson Trucking, and is local counsel for multiple insurance companies. 
Heath has obtained significant settlements for his clients, including multiple Jones Act claims, slip and fall cases, and motor vehicle accidents, while maintaining an active trial practice throughout the state and federal courts of Mississippi.
In continuing a tradition that goes back nearly seventy (70) years, in the summer of 2015, Heath was named the attorney for the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners and the Port of Greenville.  Heath assumed these positions after Charles S. Tindall, III stepped down after serving thirty-three and one half (33 1/2) years, the same term served by his farther, Charles "Chick" Tindall, Jr. 
He, and his wife Janelle, have two children, Darby and Parker. Along with Janelle, Heath and his family are members of First Presbyterian Church located in Greenville. 
If you need legal assistance, from river injuries to business services, give Heath a call for a free consultation.

Susan O'Neal

biography

Dr. O'Neal is a member of the American, Mississippi, and Washington County Bar Associations. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Delta State University and her medical degree from University of Mississippi. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She practiced general pediatrics in Greenville, Mississippi for over seven years. She received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi, where she was a recipient of the James O. Eastland Scholarship, and a member of the Mississippi Law Journal and Moot Court Board.

Admitted:
2000, Mississippi

College:
-Delta State University, B.S., 1976
-University of Mississippi, M.D., 1979.

Law School:
University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude 2000.

Born:
Marion, Illinois, February 11, 1954.

April Robertson

biography

April D. Robertson practices in the areas of estate and business planning, elder law, asset protection, estate and gift taxation, real property, trusts and secured transactions. 

A native of Memphis, TN, Ms. Robertson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 2003.  She earned a J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2006 and earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2010. 

Ms. Robertson is actively involved in the Greenville community and has been a member of the Lake Tindall law firm since 2006.  She works to provide comprehensive planning advice to her clients and to provide trusted assistance and peace of mind to those families going through the probate and estate administration process. 

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SAMUEL G. MADDOX

BIOGRAPHY

Sam is a member of the American, Mississippi and Washington County Bar Associations.  A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Mr. Maddox graduated from St. Joseph High School, and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, double-majoring in History and English.  He earned a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Sam is admitted to practice law before the Mississippi Supreme Court, the United States District Court of the Northern District of Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He practices in the areas of business, personal injury, maritime and premises liability law.
Sam resides in the Delta with his wife Amy and their son Jackson.  They are active members of the First United Methodist Church.