Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM & By Appointment | Closed for Lunch (12PM-1PM)

OUR ATTORNEYS

OUR TEAM OF LEGAL PROFESSIONALS IN GULFPORT & BILOXI

ROBERT SCHWARTZ

Main Areas of Practice Include

  • Banking law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Eminent domain
  • Real estate law
  • Wills and estates

Location: Biloxi
(228) 388-7441

ROBERT SCHWARTZ

Robert Schwartz serves as a managing partner of Schwartz, Orgler, & Jordan, PLLC, and oversees the firm’s Biloxi office. He was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1996 and is licensed to practice in various state and federal courts in Mississippi, including the United States District Court (Southern and Northern Divisions), the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert has practiced law in Biloxi since graduating from the University of Mississippi.

Our attorneys also serve as title agents for Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and The Security Guarantee Title Insurance Corporation of Baltimore, and handle both simple and complex real estate and commercial transactions as agents for these companies. Robert is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®. This is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers — members of the bar and the judiciary.

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1971, Robert graduated from North Forrest High School in 1989 and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), where he received a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 1993. While at USM, Robert was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Following graduation from USM, Robert received his Juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1996. While at Ole Miss, Robert was the Stephen Edward Lanius Scholarship recipient. He was also a member of the National Security Law Journal and served as a Moot Court Board Member.

Robert is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Real Estate Section of the Mississippi Bar and the American Bar Association, and is a board member of the Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar Association’s  Title Standards Board. Robert is active in the Gulf Coast Community and works with various committees and charitable organizations. Robert is married to the former Nikki Hatten and resides in Ocean Springs with his wife and children.

Reported Cases

  • In Re:  In the matter of the Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC, Owner of the President Broadwater Casino, Official No. 995659, for Exoneration from or Limitation of Liability vs. Eli Investments, LLC, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit;  Cause #07-60330.
  • Lubertha Welch vs. Bank One National Association, Court of Appeals of Mississippi, 6 So. 3d 435 (2009);
  • Stuart Aegler etal. vs. Frances Gambrell; Court of Appeals of Mississippi, 61 So. 3de 238 (2011);
  • Eli Investments, LLC, vs. Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC, etal., Supreme Court of Mississippi, 118 So. 3d 151 (2013);
  • Rebuild America, Inc., vs. Jane Drew, Court of Appeals of Mississippi, 281 So. 3d 92 (2019)

Recent Verdicts and Accomplishments:

  • During June of 2018, Robert successfully tried an eminent domain case to verdict in Forrest County, Mississippi, wherein the jury awarded damages of $2,060,870.00, which with statutory interest awarded was more than double the amount offered by the condemning authority prior to trial.
  • During September of 2018, Robert participated in the trial of a breach of contract matter and business dispute in Cleveland, Ohio for a Mississippi based developer client and obtained an advisory jury verdict for the client in the amount of $2,425,764.27.
  • During April of 2019, Robert successfully tried an eminent domain case to verdict in Harrison County, Mississippi, wherein the jury awarded damages of $1,165,350.00, which was approximately double the amount offered by the condemning authority prior to Robert’s involvement in the case.
  • In 2020, Robert was also selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list ® and publication.

MARK ORGLER

Main Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Banking Law
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Wills and Estates

Location: Gulfport
(228) 832-8550

MARK ORGLER

Mark C. Orgler has served as a managing partner of Schwartz, Orgler, & Jordan, PLLC, since 2003 and oversees the firm’s Gulfport office. Mark was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1997 and is licensed to practice in various state and federal courts in Mississippi, including the United States District Court (Southern Divisions), the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Ole Miss Law School.

Our attorneys also serve as title agents for Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and The Security Guarantee Title Insurance Corporation of Baltimore and handle both simple and complex real estate and commercial transactions as agents for these companies.

Born in San Diego, California, in 1972, Mark graduated from Starkville Academy in 1990, and then attended Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1994. While at State, Mark was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mark was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and Mortor Board. He was also a President’s List scholar, Dean’s List scholar and honors graduate. Following graduation from State, Mark received his Juris doctorate degree from Ole Miss in 1997.

Mark is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar. He is an Advisory Board Member of BancorpSouth Bank and is active in various committees and charitable organizations. Mark resides in Biloxi with his wife, Jackie, and children, McKay and Jack. He and his family are active members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Bayou Bluff Tennis Club, Pass Christian Yacht club and the Revelers Club.

JAY JORDAN

Main Areas of Practice

  • Commercial real estate
  • Corporate law
  • Real estate law
  • Residential real estate transactions

Location: Biloxi
(228) 388-7441

JAY JORDAN

Jay Jordan has practiced law on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1999. He was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1999 and is licensed to practice in various state and federal courts in Mississippi, including the United States District Court (Southern and Northern Divisions), the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Our attorneys also serve as title agents for the Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and The Security Guarantee Title Insurance Corporation of Baltimore and handle both simple and complex real estate and commercial transactions as agents for said companies.

Born in Starkville, Mississippi, in 1973, Jay graduated from Starkville Academy in 1991 and then attended Mississippi State University (MSU) where he received a Bachelor of Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1996. While at MSU, Jay was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and graduated summa cum laude. Following graduation from MSU, Jay received his Juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1999 and was a John Grisham scholarship recipient. Jay is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association, Mississippi, Bar Association and the Real Estate Section of the Mississippi bar. He is also a member of the Harrison County Young Lawyers Association.

Jay is active in the Biloxi community, currently serving as the board attorney for the Homebuilders Association of the Mississippi Coast and is a member of numerous committees with the Gulf Coast Association of Realtors. He has served as past attorney and volunteer legal counselor for the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi, Mississippi, Association of Realtors and is active in various committees and charitable organizations. Jay resides in Biloxi with his two daughters, Lily and Anna Claire Jordan, and is an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

DUSTIN WILLIAMS

Main Areas of Practice

  • Commercial transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Wills and estate administration

Location: Gulfport
(228) 832-8550

DUSTIN WILLIAMS

Dustin Williams has practiced law in Gulfport since graduating from the University of Mississippi and his subsequent admission to the Mississippi bar in 2006. He currently works alongside senior partner Mark Orgler in the firm’s Gulfport office.

Dustin is licensed to practice in various state and federal courts in Mississippi, including the United States District Court (Southern and Northern Divisions), the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dustin also serves as a title agent for the Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and The Security Guarantee Title Insurance Corporation of Baltimore and handles both simple and complex real estate and commercial transactions as an agent for said companies.

A native of Lexington, Mississippi, Dustin graduated from Central Holmes Academy in 1999 and then attended Mississippi State University (MSU) where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003. While at MSU, Dustin was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Mortar Board Honor Society, and served as Senior Class President. Following graduation, Dustin received his Juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi. Dustin resides in Gulfport with his wife, Ashley Giardina Williams, their daughter, Ava Kathryn Williams and their son, Nathan Ross Williams. He and his family are active members of St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, MS.

CHRISTIAN STRICKLAND

Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • Criminal law
  • Corporate law
  • Family law
  • Wills and estates

Location: Biloxi
(228) 388-7441

CHRISTIAN STRICKLAND

Christian Strickland is an associate of Schwartz, Orgler, & Jordan, PLLC, and works in the firm’s Biloxi office. He is licensed to practice in various state and federal courts in Mississippi, including the United States District Court (Southern and Northern Divisions), as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court.

Christian is a third generation lawyer. Born in Oxford, Mississippi, Christian grew up in Gulfport where he graduated from St. John High School. Christian then attended Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio (Franciscan) where he double majored in philosophy and theology. While at Franciscan, Christian was a member of the Fishers of Men Christian fraternity. Following graduation from Franciscan, Christian received his Juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

After law school, Christian clerked for Judge Jennifer T. Schloegel, Chancellor for the Eighth Chancery Court District of Mississippi.

JORDAN MATHEWS

Main Areas of Practice

  • Corporate law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Real property litigation
  • Residential and commercial real estate transactions
  • Wills and estates

Location: Biloxi
(228) 388-7441

Location: Gulfport
(228) 832-8550

JORDAN MATHEWS

Jordan R. Mathews joined Schwartz, Orgler, & Jordan, PLLC, in 2016 and works in the firm’s Biloxi and Gulfport offices. Jordan is licensed to practice in various state and federal courts in Mississippi, including the United States District Court (Southern and Northern Divisions), the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

A proud graduate of St. Patrick Catholic High School, Jordan later attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Jordan received the Most Outstanding Student award for the college of business as well as the award for the most outstanding thesis.

Jordan graduated second in his law school class, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2016. Prior to graduation, Jordan passed the February 2016 Mississippi bar exam. Jordan received the American Jurisprudence (most outstanding student) award in Legal Research and Writing, Criminal Procedure and Lawyering Skills. Jordan served as the associate cases editor for the Mississippi Law Journal.

Prior to working with Schwartz, Orgler, & Jordan, PLLC, Jordan interned with United States District Judge Sul Ozerden, S.D. Mississippi, as well as Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker. Jordan, as well as his wife, Cierra, and daughter, Mila, attend St. Michaels Catholic Church. Jordan also serves as a Board Member for Mercy Housing and Human Development.

Our Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • And By Appointment
  • Closed for Lunch (12PM-1PM)

Gulfport Office

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