J. HOWARD THIGPEN
J. Howard Thigpen has extensive experience litigating cases as sole trial counsel in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. He has litigated cases involving wrongful death, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, personal injury, automobile incidents, premises liability, insurance bad faith, and breach of contracts.
Mr. Thigpen was born and raised in Mississippi. He is married with two children. Mr. Thigpen completed his undergraduate education in 1995 at the University of Mississippi, where he obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in philosophy, political science, and sociology. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 1999 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Since law school, Mr. Thigpen has focused his practice on litigation and honing his advocacy skills. As part of that focus, Mr. Thigpen has undergone the education and attained the experience necessary to be certified as a mediator and FINRA arbitrator since 2009.
Prior to joining Finger, Newcomb & Thipgen, Howard litigated cases to verdict both in Mississippi and Colorado. He obtained multiple jury verdicts and arbitration awards. As a result of those verdicts and awards, Mr. Thigpen was honored with and named to The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40.
Mr. Thigpen is excited about the opportunity to use his experience to assist individuals in obtaining the justice they deserve. Mr. Thigpen is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and Mississippi.
Area of Expertise
• Personal Injury
• Wrongful Death
• Automobile Incidents
• Nursing Home Neglect
• Medical Malpractice
• Premises Liability
• Insurance Bad Faith
• Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
• Breach of Contract
• Law School: University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D.
• College: University of Mississippi, B.A.
• Colorado Bar Association
• Georgia Bar Association
• Texas Bar Association
• Mississippi Bar Association
• Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
• Association for Conflict Resolution
• National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40