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Practice Areas

Caves & Caves, PLLC is an experienced civil litigation law firm in Laurel, Mississippi. We provide full-service representation to clients in all southern counties of the Magnolia State. Our experienced practice spans many legal arenas, and our concentrations lie in the following diverse areas:



Appellate Litigation

Caves and Caves, PLLC has extensive experience briefing and arguing high-stakes cases to the federal courts of appeals, and states appellate courts in a wide variety of substantive areas. We will take the time to review each case on the merits and recommend the best approach for a successful outcome. Sophisticated legal analysis and the art of persuasive written and oral advocacy are an integral part of the Caves & Caves practice.

Caves and Caves, PLLC appellate litigation practice draws from each of our substantive practice areas including general civil litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, school law, banking law, labor and employment law, wills and estates, and family law.



Business Law

Caves and Caves, PLLC has extensive experience helping businesses protect their best interests. We can assist you to make sure your business is legally protected. We understand the intricacies of business law and can help you and your business with noncompetition, non-solicitation and nondisclosure agreements. In addition, we are zealous advocates who can represent you once a claim has been brought. We can help with claims of tortious interference with contract/business relations, trade secrets, Lanham Act claims, duty of loyalty, fiduciary duties, fraud and misrepresentation, duty of good faith and fair dealing, injunctive and equitable relief.

Caves and Caves, PLLC represents businesses and financial institutions with full service debt collections. We pride ourselves on obtaining judgments and executing them on behalf of our clients. We use innovative tactics to collect delinquent accounts. The most common methods include judgment liens on real estate, wage and bank garnishments, examination of judgment debtors under oath, attachments of assets, repossessions, and mechanics liens.



Contract Law

Caves and Caves, PLLC have attorneys motivated to help you protect your rights and interests. We are highly experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts in commercial and residential real estate, and for business entities. Our extensive litigation experience gives us the knowledge and experience needed to draft effective contracts. We also can review any contracts for inconsistencies and unacceptable clauses. Caves and Caves, PLLC will negotiate on your behalf to assure your interests are protected. We understand contract disputes can jeopardize your business or individual financial stability. We handle breach of contract disputes and other challenges related to contracts.



Education Law

Caves & Caves, PLLC has over 30 years of experience providing advice, counsel and representation of school districts and school boards in education law. We understand the distinct challenges, legal difficulties and procedures that are unique to education law. We have extensive experience dealing with issues in school governance, principal and teacher selection, student records, collective bargaining and student discipline, special education law, union negotiations, risk management, issues involving Title VII, Title IX, legal defense of Individualized Education Plans and consultation, employment, and Section 16 land issues.



General Civil Litigation


When a person files a civil claim and hires an attorney, the civil litigation process has started. Civil litigation refers to the legal course of a lawsuit. Many claims fall under the civil litigation umbrella, including:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Real estate claims
  • Family issues/domestic matters
  • Wills, estates, and trusts
  • School litigation & related issues
  • Banking laws
  • Business and commercial laws
  • Employee benefits and laws
  • And a host of others


At Caves & Caves, PLLC, our experience in civil litigation achieves tremendous results. Located in Laurel, our lawyers serve both individuals and corporations throughout Southern Mississippi. Our clients are consistently satisfied with our services—we know because they often recommend us to other people and businesses in need of legal counsel.


Preparation is our top priority. Our lawyers carefully handle your case by immediately preparing for trial. During this phase, we determine if your case will receive the best outcome handled with:

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Going to trial

Preparation includes researching the claim. We consult field experts and implement extensive research methods to evaluate and handle your lawsuit.


Labor and Employment Law

Caves and Caves, PLLC understands the intricacies involved in running a business. You need an experienced attorney to help you through complicated employment law matters. We have the negotiation and litigation skills necessary to accomplish outstanding results for our clients. We can help you with personnel policies, affirmative action, collective bargaining, union avoidance, EEOC claims and class actions, wrongful discharge suits, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, OSHA, wage and overtime disputes, ERISA, and trade secrets/non-compete litigation.




Real Estate Transactions & Closings

Caves & Caves, PLLC has been representing buyers and sellers in real estate closings for over 35 years. We have experience in every aspect of residential and commercial sales, acquisitions, financing, construction, land use and development. Whether you are buying or selling, you should consult with an attorney to make sure title is clear and marketable. We have experience in complex real estate issues and our practitioners can help with property line adjustments, entitlements, development agreements, review of title searches, and lien searches, preparing the deed, and preparing all real estate documents through closing. Real Estate law can take many forms and we can help you no matter how simple or complicated your case may be.

Caves & Caves, PLLC issues Title Insurance for First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. We pride ourselves on being American Land Title Association “Best Practices” certified. We represent both insured and title insurers in connection with title insurance policies, endorsements, underwriting opinions and claims.

Sometimes clouds on title result from matters that could not be found in the public records or are not fully considered in the title search process. To help protect you in these events, it is recommended that you obtain an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance to insure you against the most unforeseen problems.

Owner’s policy- based on the property’s total purchase price, protects only the home buyer’s interests in the property should a problem with the title arise. An owner’s policy will provide protection against ownership challenges, errors or omissions in deeds, mistakes in examining records, missed liens, forgery and undisclosed heirs, in addition to other problems that may arise. It is purchased for a one-time fee at closing and lasts as long as you or your heirs have an interest in the property.


Property laws come from the federal government, but most states establish their own real estate laws to fit the needs of the community. The real estate closing process is the final transaction of a land purchase, in which the following items are transferred from seller to buyer:

  • Deed
  • Title
  • Title insurance policy
  • Agreed-on costs
  • Financing documents


If you are about to close a property deal in Southern Mississippi, contact the attorneys at civil litigation law office Caves & Caves. We know and understand our state’s property laws and are experienced in handling all facets of closing issues, including:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Easements
  • Contracts
  • Real estate litigation


In addition to our impressive list of civil litigation clients, we are approved closing agents and official title insurance agents.

Mississippi laws regulate property—land and structures on the land—that generate income. Commercial real estate includes:

  • Offices Shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Industrial parks
  • Retail stores
  • Factories


Buying or selling a home is a large personal undertaking. Lawyers at Caves & Caves make sure that these important deals close smoothly. We handle several parts of the transaction, involving:

  • Terms of the purchase contract
  • Inspection contingency
  • Financial provision for inspection
  • Review the title report
  • Estate planning issues
  • Oversee the exchange of the deed
  • Ensure that all proper documents are signed


An easement allows a non-owner to use a particular piece of land for a specific purpose. Utility companies need easements to run power lines or sewer lines across private property for efficient service. If your company needs an easement to run your business, contact Caves & Caves, PLLC.


Contract law is a complex branch of civil litigation involving many areas of law. In real estate, contracts regulate the terms, actions, ownerships, and rights of all dealings with the property. Your lawyer should have experience drafting and reviewing property-related contracts in Mississippi and the Uniform Commercial Code.


Real estate litigation is the cornerstone of a property law closings practice. To protect your rights, your attorney must know how to review and edit contracts and also bring unjust circumstances to court. For experienced real estate litigators, contact the lawyers at Caves & Caves, PLLC for your next real estate endeavor.



Family Law

Caves & Caves, PLLC understands the emotions and complexities of family law cases. Depending on your situation we can help you with litigation, mediation, and methods of alternative dispute resolution. We represent clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony and spousal support, property division, custody issues, child support, third- party visitation, emancipation of minors, paternity, guardianship, and termination of parental rights.

Caves & Caves, PLLC prides themselves on giving sound legal advice to help you and your family make informed decisions. We will give you the individual attention you need and take the time to talk to you during this difficult time. Our trusted legal time will be zealous advocates for you from the beginning of your case until the end.


Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in all facets of family law. We have litigated numerous cases in our legal careers. Many of these are family law cases. In addition to many other areas, we have successfully litigated divorce and child custody cases.


At Caves & Caves, we want to make our clients comfortable. We listen to your unique situation and work together to find the best strategies to pursue. Some divorces are no-fault divorces and cite irreconcilable differences, in which spouses agree to split.

The many grounds for divorce in Mississippi include:

  • Natural impotency
  • Insanity
  • Desertion
  • Adultery
  • Habitual cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Drug and alcohol abuse

Unfortunately, divorce is often the starting point for future domestic legal matters, including division of assets, alimony, child custody, and support. Your lawyer at Caves & Caves is prepared to see you through whatever family law issues you encounter.


Children are often the most profoundly affected parties in family law cases. We understand the importance of maintaining a balanced, healthy life for your kids. Our child custody litigation experience includes:

  • Establishing custody after a divorce
  • Honoring existing custody agreements
  • Appealing custody decisions
  • Litigating for our clients’ rights to see their children

We work hard to contribute to a healthy home environment for kids involved in domestic legal action.


Our commitment to providing excellent legal counsel is unmatched. We keep our clients’ rights in mind. Offering outstanding representation hinges on many aspects of the lawyer-client relationship, including:

  • Examining all options to pick the best strategy to meet your goals
  • Informing you about the status of your case
  • Keeping our clients’ immediate and long term concerns in mind
  • Returning phone calls and emails promptly
  • Giving you and your case the attention you deserve



Banking Law


Caves & Caves, PLLC attorneys in Laurel, Mississippi are skilled litigators with a specialized background in banking law. We represent banks in their commercial relationships with their clients. Our expertise in banking law encompasses many areas of legal representation, specifically:

  • Banking litigation
  • Foreclosures
  • Collections
  • Regulation


Our law firm is comprised of established attorneys with extensive courtroom and litigation experience. Including banking law, we have successfully litigated a multitude of cases in court. Our clients expect high-caliber representation, and Caves & Caves provides exactly that.


With foreclosures on the rise, banks are busy with real estate actions and debt collection from mortgage holders. Although Real Estate Bloggers list Mississippi in Top 10 Best Foreclosure States, there is still a massive amount of foreclosure litigation to handle. Our lawyers assist banks with all legal paperwork and contracts that come with foreclosures.


Our attorneys uphold your right to collect debts from your clients. Those who owe money should not be able to continue nonpayment. We aid banks and companies in legal debt collection methods involving:

  • Mortgages
  • Consumer loans
  • Business loans
  • Delinquent accounts



Personal Injury


Our lawyers take time to recognize the injustice imposed on people who suffer unfortunate catastrophic injuries.  At Caves & Caves, PLLC, we do plaintiff work to ensure that injured people and their families receive compensation for their losses and damages.


A personal injury is an injury that occurs due to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. Often, these injuries can be catastrophic. Our attorneys take these cases to achieve just compensation for injured people and their loved ones.

Restitution is necessary for injured parties and their families to recover from major accidents. Some of the financial fallout of personal injuries can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Drug costs
  • Hospital stays
  • Future rehabilitation
  • Loss of potential earnings
  • Psychological treatment
  • Projected medical and therapy costs
  • Catastrophic injuries

A catastrophic injury is one that greatly affects victims and their families. Such injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal injury
  • Orthopedic injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Amputations
  • Sensory loss
  • Severe burns
  • Any other injury afflicting neurological, communicative, or cognitive function


When a person dies from another party’s negligence or misconduct, it is known as a wrongful death. Family members are entitled to compensation to cover unforeseen medical and funeral costs. When you contact Caves & Caves, your attorney will listen to your case and explain the best options going forward.

Contact us quickly—your time to bring action is limited

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury, please contact Caves & Caves quickly to protect your rights.

We strive for justice for our clients

Our lawyers make sure the paperwork is filed in time, investigations are properly executed, and all available information is in our hands before the case goes to trial. Unlike other personal injury firms always looking to settle, we seek maximum restitution for our clients by preparing for trial. For your catastrophic injury case, contact the quality full-service law firm Caves & Caves, PLLC today.



School Law

School law encompasses state and federal government regulations on public and private education. These laws apply to all aspects of school functions, such as:

  • Administration
  • Contracts
  • Staff
  • Instruction methods
  • Discipline
  • Students
  • Educational programs
  • Athletics
  • Special education
  • Discrimination
  • Operation of school facilities
  • Section 16 land transactions


Schools require experienced attorneys to represent them. In Southern Mississippi, schools rely on Caves & Caves, PLLC. With 22 years of experience in this unique field, our lawyers have extensive experience in school law, including contracts and litigation.

We have defended numerous clients in education, including:

  • Individuals, such as teachers and administrators
  • Educational institutions
  • School districts
  • School contractors
  • School boards


Contract law experience is essential to successful school law practice. Schools need contracts for staff employees, permits, activities, programs, materials, suppliers, construction workers, and more. In drafting new contracts and litigating contract disputes, school attorneys need an eye for detail. Our experience at Caves & Caves in this highly specialized field of law is vital for expedient and thorough education counsel.


Courtroom and negotiation proficiency are key to representing schools in all their legal matters. At Caves & Caves, we have extensive litigation experience in civil court and at the negotiation table. If your school needs a full service civil litigation firm with a tailored knowledge of federal, state, and local school laws affecting your district, please contact us.  For other information on school policies, visit the Mississippi Department of Education website.


Trust Caves & Caves, PLLC for your legal needs. Let education be your top priority, and allow our attorneys take care of your legal issues.



Estate Law

Caves and Caves, PLLC is an established estate planning law firm, with experience in the preparation of wills, Power of Attorney, Advanced Healthcare Directives, conservatorships and guardianships. Our trusted legal team can help you and your family prepare for the future in an affordable and effective manner.

Caves and Caves, PLLC has extensive experience in estate litigation, including litigating trusts and probated disputes involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, investment claims, beneficiary disputes, contested heirship, pretermitted and adopted heirs, disputed creditor claims, judicial construction and modification of wills and trusts, will and trust contests, will and trust validity, capacity, undue influence, elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, contested accountings, fraudulent transfers, spousal right of election, family and estate management disputes.

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