Bradley W. Rath
Bradley W. Rath, a native of Long Beach, Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English and a Master’s Degree of Arts in Spanish. Mr. Rath received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi. During his years at Ole Miss, Mr. Rath published for the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program’s quarterly reporter, Water Log.
Mr. Rath is admitted to practice before all courts in the States of Mississippi and Tennessee. His reported cases include: Punzo v. Jackson County, 861 So.2d 340 (Miss. 2003); Joseph v. City of Moss Point, 856 So.2d 548 (Miss.App. 2003); Schumpert v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 608 S.E.2d 782 (Ga.App. 2004)(cert. denied by United States Supreme Court on November 15, 2005).
In addition to his private practice, Mr. Rath serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Long Beach, Mississippi.
Bradley W. Rath, P.L.L.C., is proud of its commitments to the community we share with our clients and employees. Our employees donate their time and talent to assist local churches, nonprofit organizations, as well as individuals, and to lecture and educate students at local high schools.
Pro Bono Projects
Following Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Rath successfully represented First Baptist Church of Long Beach in resolving its insurance claims. The representation involved complex arguments of wind-related damage to the Church’s facilities.
Mr. Rath is also a participant in the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project which provides legal services to Mississippi’s poor and less fortunate citizens. In 2016, Mr. Rath was awarded the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Pro Bono Award. This award recognizes individual lawyers or law firms throughout Mississippi who were involved in significant pro bono efforts during the previous year.
In 2010, Mr. Rath served on the Advisory Committee for the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2011 Mississippi Social Studies Framework, the purpose of which was to provide Mississippi teachers with a structure for planning and delivering instruction in a comprehensive and logical form.
Long Beach High School Mock Trial
From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Rath served as the attorney-coach for the Long Beach High School Mock Trial teams. The teams consist of high school students who compete in a statewide trial competition. The students play the roles of “attorneys” or “witnesses” and present a trial from opening statement to closing argument.
The Long Beach High School Mock Trial teams have been very competitive and won the State Championship in 2007.
Bradley W. Rath, P.L.L.C., is a proud supporter of the following organizations:
– Long Beach High School Mock Trial Team
– Long Beach High School Baseball Team
– Long Beach High School Football Team
– Long Beach High School Cheerleaders
– Long Beach Youth Baseball
– Long Beach Youth Soccer
– Participant/lecturer in the Mississippi Bar Association’s program “Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom.”
– Panelist/lecturer at the University of Southern Mississippi’s “Ghosts of Katrina: A Conference to Examine Community Preparation, Resilience.”
– Panelist/lecturer at continuing education seminars for attorneys.
As law student, Mr. Rath published the following articles in Water Log, A Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program at the University of Mississippi:
Volume 19, Number 3, 1999: Court Approves Bay of St. Louis Casino
Volume 19, Number 1, 1999: Alabama Determines Landowner Rights
Volume 18, Number 4, 1998: Turtles Win at Eleventh Circuit
Sunherald.com, February 2016: Attorney Helps Clear Name of Homeless Veteran
Gulflive.com, February 2011: Former Gautier City Manager Assessing His Next Move After Public Hearing