Jeremy P. McNinch, Esq.
Jeremy is a proud father, husband, and an aspiring song writer. He loves the outdoors and wishes he had more time to go fishing. He is a sixth-generation Mississippian and roots for Mississippi State. Jeremy spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in Pearl, Mississippi, and he lived in Großkrotzenburg, Germany for two years during high school. Jeremy traveled extensively in Europe during his time abroad. After high school, Jeremy attended Mississippi State University and earned a degree in Civil Engineering. While studying engineering, Jeremy took several political science and philosophy courses as electives and found his true calling. He enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Law and excelled in all things related to litigation and the courtroom. Jeremy was selected to serve on the Moot Court Board and later represented Ole Miss in regional trial competitions.
Jeremy worked for Chief Justice James W. Smith, Jr. of the Mississippi Supreme Court after graduating from law school and gained invaluable insight on how Mississippi’s appellate system works. After his clerkship, Jeremy entered private practice and worked with large and medium sized law firms representing construction companies, design firms, and other businesses in litigation and transactional matters. He left corporate practice in 2009 and never looked back.
When he met his wife, Staci, Jeremy instantly recognized her as his soul mate. Less than a month before Jeremy and Staci were to be married, Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in Diamondhead, Mississippi. Although it sounds like a bad country and western song (and actually did inspire a decent country and western song), Jeremy and Staci lost virtually everything they owned except for Jeremy’s pickup truck, their two dogs, Jeremy’s first guitar, and a worthless policy of insurance on the house. After the storm, a series of family tragedies made Jeremy and Staci wonder if they would ever be able to get married, but a friend of Staci’s wrote to the Live! With Regis and Kelly show and entered the couple in the show’s wedding giveaway program. Jeremy and Staci were selected to be married on the show out of a group of over four thousand couples. They appeared on the show every day for a week and while they were acting like celebrities, Jeremy and Staci spent time with actual celebrities, like Harrison Ford, Hines Ward, Etta James, and Regis and Kelly. Of course, the wedding was a live broadcast, and a careful viewer would tell you that Jeremy looked nervous at only one point during the ceremony.
Jeremy has handled family law cases in chancery courts all over the state, and he has extensive experience in circuit and federal court, as well. Jeremy is an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, where he teaches Domestic Relations and Current Issues in Family Law. Jeremy was voted Adjunct Professor of the Year for four academic years consecutively, a school record. Jeremy frequently lectures in continuing legal education seminars, and his presentations focus on family law, and technology topics.
Jeremy was admitted to practice in 2003 and has been a litigator since 2004. He is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi.
Ann Regan Bilbo Barlow, Esq.
Ann Regan Bilbo is a Mississippian in every sense of the word. Ann Regan spent most of her (early) years in McComb, MS, where she graduated from Parklane Academy, but she also experienced life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in God’s Country (Oxford, MS) before settling into Jackson. Ann Regan attended the University of Mississippi, where she became a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, but finished her last year of undergraduate school at Mississippi College. Both Ole Miss and MC hold a very special place in her heart.
During her first semester at MC, Ann Regan’s undeniable love for people sparked an idea for a department-wide psychology project. This small idea exploded into an annual event now hosted by Mississippi College- “Carnival on the Quad”- A day of excitement for everyone exceptional – benefiting special needs children and adults in the Jackson metro area. At MC, Ann Regan was a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society and was awarded the Senior Psychology Award for her dedication to the department of psychology, classroom performance and, most notably, her work as founder of Carnival on the Quad. After one short year at MC, Ann Regan graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and English Literature and was ready for the next step in her life: MC Law.
At MC Law, Ann Regan served as President of the Family Law Society, Events Chair of the Law Student Bar Association, and was a three-term LSBA Senator. She was also a charter member and secretary of the MC Law Student and Alumni Tennis Association, and an active member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Under her leadership in the LSBA, many new philanthropy events were implemented for the student body, including “Friendsgiving” (Thanksgiving lunch) at The Little Light House of Central Mississippi, the “Courts for Kids” Tennis Tournament, and a sponsored MC Law team in the Five K for the Fatherless.
During her last year at MC Law, Ann Regan was admitted to limited practice in the chancery courts of Mississippi through the Adoption Legal Clinic, where she completed 17 adoptions. She also served as a legal extern for the Honorable L. Joseph Lee, Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals, where she gained invaluable insight into the appeals process of our great state. Ann Regan received the American Jurisprudence Award in both Mississippi Practice and Current Issues in Family Law, was a Dean’s List honor student, and was awarded the Law Student Bar Association President’s Award for her outstanding leadership and dedication to MC Law. Additionally, she participated in the law school’s study abroad program, where she studied International Human Rights in Merida, Mexico.
Ann Regan is a member of Bellwether United Methodist Church, where she is actively involved and teaches Sunday school to 4th and 5th graders. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Rankin County Bar Association, the Capital Area Bar Association, and is a certified Guardian ad Litem. When she isn’t prepping for trial or planning an event, you can likely find her spending time with her husband and daughter, cheering for her beloved Rebels at an Ole Miss game, or showing her competitive side on a tennis court – a hobby of hers since she was eight years old.
Lori Green Gray, Paralegal
When you need someone who truly understands what you’re going through, that person is Lori Gray. Whether you’re headed down the ugly path of divorce, struggling with termination of parental rights, or happily contemplating adoption, Lori has experienced it all, and it’s likely she knows exactly how you feel. Lori is the glue that holds everything together around here, and McNinch Law Firm could not function without her.
Lori Green Gray was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and continues to live in the Jackson Metro Area making Rankin County her home. After graduating from Hillcrest Christian School and attending Hinds, she worked for the Mississippi Bar before becoming the beloved family law paralegal and office manager that she is today.
Lori is wife to Grant, mom to Ridge and Cole, and friend to anyone in need. She is understanding and kind, but never afraid to protect those she loves most. Lori loves kids and has a heart for all of them. On any given day of the week, you will likely find a number of Ridge and Cole’s friends hanging out at the Gray house anticipating a delicious home-cooked meal by “Miss Lori” and waiting to share with her all of their hopes and dreams and fears. Lori gets it, and there is never a moment she is not willing to lend an ear, give a hug, or say a prayer.
When Lori is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out at the farm, and fishing. Lori attends Pinelake Church and also hosts a Bible study for high schools kids at her home. Lori is an avid Saints fan who loves Elvis and everything 80s. Lori truly believes that family law is what she is meant to do – that her purpose is to comfort and be a voice for those experiencing the same pain and heartache she once did, while helping them see the gifts in front of them and that it only gets better from here.