Michael J. Stirgus


  • location icon Jackson, MS
    1020 Highland Colony Parkway
    Suite 310
    Ridgeland, MS 39157

Michael J. Stirgus is an associate in the Jackson office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability and Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation practice.

Mr. Stirgus assists clients in a variety of litigation matters. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Stirgus was a judicial intern for the Honorable Latrice A. Westbrooks of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He served as a law clerk in the Jackson area and worked as a paralegal in Houston, Texas for several years.


  • "Mississippi's Miller Mire: The Misapplication of Miller v. Alabama in Mississippi and a Proposed Modern Model Statute," Mississippi Law Journal, Vol.89, 557 (2019)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Mississippi
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Mississippi Bar Association - Member 
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association - Member 
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit - Member 
  • National LGBT Bar Association - Member 


University of Mississippi School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2021

  • Executive Articles Editor - Mississippi Law Journal, 2020-2021
  • Staff Editor - Mississippi Law Journal, 2019-2020
  • Member - Moot Court Board, 2019-2021
  • Member - Phi Kappa Phi 

University of Houston

Paralegal Certificate, 2015 

University of Missouri

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, 2007

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