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Hattiesburg was originally founded in 1882 by William H. Hardy and was given its namesake by Hardy in honor of his wife Hattie. Originally a lumber city at the meeting of two rivers, Hattiesburg got the nickname Hub City because of its central locality in Southern Mississippi and the railroads that passed through the town. After Hurricane Katrina, Hattiesburg became the third largest city in Mississippi because of the large number of people that moved out of the coastal towns in favor of living in the more inland city of Hattiesburg.
There are a large number of experienced Hattiesburg lawyers available to advise you if you are involved in a lawsuit in the area. These attorneys have experience litigating and mediating in many areas of law including personal injury, criminal defense, DUI, landlord/tenant, contracts, real estate, business, divorce, immigration, child custody, and others.
Two ex-Mississippi prisoners filed lawsuits against a Hattiesburg dentist whose testimony sent the men to jail. The former prisoners, who have now been exonerated, were convicted of the rape and murder of two girls in the 1990s. The Hattiesburg dentists provided key testimony in the case, giving evidence that the bite marks on the girls matched with the dental patterns of the two men. The men, who have now been cleared of all charges after another man confessed to both crimes, are alleging that the Hattiesburg dentist gave false testimony with malice and reckless disregard for their constitutional rights.
If you have a lawsuit in Hattiesburg, you will likely report to the Forrest County Chancery Court, which hears most cases that arise in the area. While you could risk your suit by hiring an out of town lawyer who does not know much about this court, the safer bet is to retain a local Hattiesburg attorney who has the experience and knowledge of this court to help your case.
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