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 has been voted Adjunct Professor of the Year for the past four academic years, a school record.
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, as well as the Tribal Court of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
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 has been involved in the United Methodist Church her entire life. She recently moved her membership to First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland, and could not be more at home. When she isn’t prepping for trial or planning an event, you can likely find her hitting the slopes in Taos, New Mexico, 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.