Hugh Hathorn, a native of Louisville, in Winston County, Mississippi, graduated with honors from Mississippi State University in 1975 with a degree in Political Science. After receiving his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1978, Mr. Hathorn opened his law office in Louisville. Over the course of 42 years of law practice, Mr. Hathorn has represented both individual and corporate clients in a variety of legal matters. He has a special interest in Chancery Court work involving estates, wills, trusts, probate, guardianship and conservatorship. He has handled estate related matters from the Chancery Court to the Mississippi Supreme Court. His law practice emphasizes Estate Planning, Living Trusts, Asset Protection and Elder Law. He also has an active practice in business transactions, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships and has taught high school courses in Business Law. Mr. Hathorn is a frequent lecturer at estate planning seminars. He is the author of Estate and Disability Planning: A Practical Guide. Mr. Hathorn hosts several free estate planning seminars each year and is available to speak to civic, church, senior citizen and other groups upon request.

Mr. Hathorn is admitted to practice law in all of the state and federal courts of Mississippi, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D. C. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, a member of the Estates & Trusts Section of the Mississippi Bar, and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Mr. Hathorn is the attorney for the Winston County Board of Supervisors. He also serves as Youth Court Judge for Winston County and as Special Master in the Chancery Court. Mr. Hathorn has achieved an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ which is the highest such rating given to any individual lawyer.

Mr. Hathorn is active in his church and community. He is married with two daughters and three grandsons. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his grandsons, working on his farm, operating his bulldozer, riding his four horses, and continuing the Hathorn family tradition of raising registered Hereford cattle.


Telephone: 662-773-8181
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