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David Baria

David Baria

Cosmich Simmons & Brown
  • Insurance Claims, Personal Injury, Products Liability ...
  • Mississippi
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David Baria has taken on big insurance companies for 32 years. When he is on your side, the odds of getting your claim paid increases dramatically. David has been recognized as a Best Lawyer@ and Super Lawyer@ of the year in Personal Injury litigation. David handles toxic tort matters and is also an experienced construction and business lawyer.

David has over 30 years of courtroom experience in the state and federal courts in Mississippi and has been recognized by his peers as “preeminent,” achieving the highest legal ability rating given by Martindale Hubbell (“AV”) and a “Superb” rating by AVVO. David has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, Litigation Counsel of America and is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. David was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the Mississippi Association for Justice in 2017.

David is a graduate of USM (B.S. in Criminal Justice) where he also attended a summer program at the University of London, and a graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School where he also attended a summer program at Cambridge University. David is married to Marcie Fyke Baria and they have three children: Merritt, Bess and Max.

Practice Areas
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
    DUI & DWI
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Mississippi Bar
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5th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Cosmich Simmons & Brown
University of Mississippi School of Law
J.D. (1990)
Honors: Chairman- Moot Court Board
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University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. (1987) | Criminal Justice
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Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers
Personal Injury: Plaintiff
Super Lawyers
Mississippi Top 50 Award
Y'all Politics
Stanford Young Lifetime Achievement Award
Mississippi Association for Justice
Legislative Horizon Award
Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
Mississippi Association for Justice (“MAJ”) Legislative Award
Mississippi Association for Justice
Professional Associations
Hancock County Bar Association
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American Board of Trial Advocates
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Mississippi Bar Foundation
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Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
Past President
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The Mississippi Bar
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Articles & Publications
Taking Wrongful Termination Cases Is Not Just Tilting at Windmills Anymore.
Voir Dire Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Circumventing Workers Compensation, ATLA National College of Advocacy Jazz Fest Seminar
Nursing Home Practice in Mississippi, National Business Institute Seminar
Employment Law, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Interesting Issues Seminar
Mississippi State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, PLLC
Contact & Map
Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, PLLC
Bay St. Louis
544 Main Street
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Telephone: (228) 242-4986
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: David will be happy to meet with you on a weekend when provided with some notice.
Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, PLLC
Jackson, MS
100 Vision Dr #200
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: (601) 863-2100