Trace D. McRaney (Gulfport, Mississippi)

Trace D. McRaney

Licensed for 22 years

Practice Area: Insurance Defense, Mississippi Tort Claims Act Defense, Premises Liability 4 more areas of practice + 4 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Trace D. McRaney

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Gulfport, MS view address

Partner at firm Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A.

Serving Gulfport, MS view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About Trace D. McRaney

Trace D. McRaney was born in Lucedale, Mississippi on January 7, 1968. He graduated from Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 1986, with honors. Trace attended Pearl River Community College, where he lettered in varsity football and was listed in the Who's Who Among Junior College Students. He then completed his undergraduate studies at Millsaps College, graduating cum laude in 1990, with a B.A. in History. Trace lettered in varsity football and played varsity baseball while at Millsaps College. He as also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honorary, while at Millsaps. Trace attended the University of Mississippi School of Law where he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal. In 1994, he...

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Trace D. McRaney was born in Lucedale, Mississippi on January 7, 1968. He graduated from Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 1986, with honors. Trace attended Pearl River Community College, where he lettered in varsity football and was listed in the Who's Who Among Junior College Students. He then completed his undergraduate studies at Millsaps College, graduating cum laude in 1990, with a B.A. in History. Trace lettered in varsity football and played varsity baseball while at Millsaps College. He as also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honorary, while at Millsaps. Trace attended the University of Mississippi School of Law where he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal. In 1994, he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Trace joined Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. in 1998 as an associate. In 2002, he became a shareholder in the firm. Trace has extensive experience in the courtroom, having tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to verdict.

In addition to his trial court experience, Trace has handled numerous appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court and presented appellate arguments to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trace is married to the former Wendy Shaw, and they have one daughter, Emma. Trace and his family reside in Kiln, Mississippi.

Outside the office, Trace enjoys hunting, fishing, Ole Miss and Millsaps sports and the Saints.

Litigation Percentage

99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients

Progressive Insurance Company

Safeway Insurance Company

United Automobile Insurance Company

Aspen Insurance UK, Limited

Summit Risk Services

Mississippi Tort Claims Board

Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association

Molokai Condominiums, Diamondhead, Mississippi

Vela Insurance Services, Inc.

Star Buffet, Inc.

Classes/Seminars

Coach-Trial Academy for Young Lawyers, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, 2009

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rated B-V

Professional Associations and Memberships

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Committee Member, Government Liability Committee

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA), Member

Mississippi Bar Association, Member

Harrison County Bar Association, Member

National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Member

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  • 4.7/5.0 27 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/25/14 in Insurance Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 07/25/14 in Insurance

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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    • Judgment

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/22/14 in Personal Injury Defense

    Trace is an excellent trial lawyer who meets the highest professional and legal standards. Read more

    Trace is an excellent trial lawyer who meets the highest professional and legal standards.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 07/17/14 in Insurance Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 07/17/14 in Defense Litigation

    I've handled several insurance subrogation matters on the opposite side of Trace, including one that we tried against each other. Trace is very knowledgeable and is an e... Read more

    I've handled several insurance subrogation matters on the opposite side of Trace, including one that we tried against each other. Trace is very knowledgeable and is an extremely capable advocate for his clients, but is also courteous, professional and easy to work with.

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    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/17/14 in Insurance

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/17/14 in Personal Injury Defense

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/17/14 in Litigation

    Trace McRaney handles all manner of complex civil litigation. He vigorously represents his clients with excellence, at the same time showing exceptional civility to coun... Read more

    Trace McRaney handles all manner of complex civil litigation. He vigorously represents his clients with excellence, at the same time showing exceptional civility to counsel and high regard to the court. If I needed a lawyer, I would not hesitate to call Trace to represent me.

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/14/14 in Automobile Insurance Defense

    Trace is preeminent in the practice of defending motor vehicle accidents and has my highest recommendation in this practice area. Read more

    Trace is preeminent in the practice of defending motor vehicle accidents and has my highest recommendation in this practice area.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 07/10/14 in Tort Liability

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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      5.0/5.0
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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Shareholder
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1994, Mississippi
      1994, U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
      1994, U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
      1994, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
      Class of 1994
      J.D.
      Law Journal: Mississippi Law Journal, 1992 - 1994
      University Attended
      Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
      Class of 1990
      B.A.
      History, cum laude, Honors: Dean's List; Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary
      Representative Cases
      Waltman v. Payne, 535 F.3d 342 (5th Cir. 2008)
      Trivanovich v. Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53399 (S.D., Miss 2008)
      Delmont v. Harrison County Sch. Dist., 944 So. 2d 131 (Miss Ct. App. 2006)
      Alley v. Northern Ins. Co., 926 So 2d 906 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006)
      Mercer v. Moody, 918 So 2d 365 (Miss. 2005)
      Satchfield v. Morrison & Sons, Inc., 872 So 2d 661 (Miss. 2004)
      Harvey v. Stone County Sch. Dist., 982 So 2d 463 (Miss. Ct. App. 2008)
      Barr v. Hancock County, 950 So 2d 254 (Miss. Ct. App. 2007)
      McGrath v. City of Gautier, 794 So 2d 983 (Miss. 2001)
      Harris v. Payne, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 26784 (5th Cir. 2007) (5th Circuit Court of Appeals 2007)
      Harrison v. McDonald's Mgmt. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56583 (D.D. Miss. 2011) (2011)
      Rhodes v. Raffeo, 74 So.3d 915 (Miss. Ct. App. 2011).

      Areas of Law

      • Insurance Defense
      • Mississippi Tort Claims Act Defense
      • Premises Liability
      • Automobile Liability
      • Defense of Workers' Compensation
      • General Civil Practice
      • Civil Rights Defense - Title VII (sexual harassment) Claims, Section 1983 Claims