Monte L. Barton, Jr.

Hagwood and Tipton, PC

213 Draperton Drive
Suite A
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157


Auto Accident, Construction, Contract, Employment, Insurance, Mechanic Liens, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Wrongful Termination

Monte L. Barton Jr. is a shareholder based in the firm’s Ridgeland office. He is a civil litigation attorney practicing in all Mississippi state and federal courts. He is also a member of the Texas Bar and the Tennessee Bar. He has primarily represented businesses and individuals in personal injury cases, insurance coverage litigation, and contract disputes for over 28 years. He has substantial experience defending clients in wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims arising out of drownings, vehicle collisions, and industrial accidents, and claims involving mental and physical injuries, and alleged sexual misconduct. He also has significant practical experience handling employment related claims under the ADA and FMLA, construction litigation, collections, and miscellaneous agency actions.

Monte has successfully tried over 30 jury trials including claims of wrongful death, personal injury, sexual misconduct, wrongful termination, insurance bad faith, and business and contract disputes. He has personally handled hundreds of courtroom hearings and depositions. He has also been local trial counsel for national grocery stores, retailers, hotels, and recreational facilities and youth organizations.


  • University of Mississippi, Juris Doctor, May 1991
    • Chairman, Honor Council
    • Chairman, Moot Court Board
    • Chairman, Trial Competition
    • Phi Delta Phi, member
  • Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Science, May 1988, Agricultural Economics
    • Agricultural Economics, Outstanding Senior Student Award
    • Student President, College of Agriculture
    • President, Agricultural Economics Club

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts  (1991)
  • Tennessee (2020)
  • Texas (2020)

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Peer Review Rated

 Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Madison Heights Church (Deacon)
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club (Past President)
  • Lake Castle Homeowners Association (Past President)
  • Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Council of Governments (Facilitator – past)
  • Madison Station Elementary School PTO (Philanthropy Committee Chairman – past)
  • USA Swimming, Certified Youth Swim Meet Official, Turn & Stroke certification
  • Madison County Business League & Foundation, Youth Leadership Committee
213 Draperton Drive, Suite A
Ridgeland, MS 3915

P: 601-608-6300
F: 601-362-3642
E: [email protected]