Trace D. McRaney

Trace D. McRaney (Gulfport, Mississippi)

Trace D. McRaney

Attorney in Gulfport, MS

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

228-868-1111
Credit Cards Accepted
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.7 of 5

Areas of Law

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

Peer Reviews (27)

Peer Reviews (27)
AV Rated
4.7/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Litigation, Automobile Insurance Defense, Insurance Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury Defense, Tort Liability, Trial Practice, Government Tort Liability, Defense Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Insurance Coverage, Automobile Liability Defense and Insurance Defense Subrogation
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.6/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.7/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (27)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/17/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/14/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Trace is preeminent in the practice of defending motor vehicle accidents and has my highest recommendation in this practice area.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/25/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/25/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/17/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 07/17/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/17/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/10/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/10/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/10/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Trace is a fine lawyer and deserves an AV rating.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Trace is a fine lawyer and a worthy opponent. He always operates above board and with tenacious dedication to his clients and his cause. He is worthy of the highest honors.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/22/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Trace is an excellent trial lawyer who meets the highest professional and legal standards.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 07/17/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/10/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Trace is a very good lawyer and an extremely ethical person. I do not know what his current rating is but he is certainly an AV laywyer in my opinion.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I definitely belive Trace warrants an AV rating.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
1.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 05/22/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
1/5
Analytical Capabilities
1/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
1/5
Legal Experience
1/5
*Individual reviews provided before 2009 are not displayed

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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).

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A.
BancorpSouth Building, 2909 13th Street, Sixth Floor,
Gulfport, MS 39501-1925
U.S.A.
Phone
228-868-1111
Fax
228-863-2886
Office Information
Office Information
Trace D. McRaney
Shareholder
Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A.
BancorpSouth Building, 2909 13th Street, Sixth Floor,
Gulfport, MS 39501-1925

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