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.


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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Peer Rating 4.7 of 5

Areas of Law

  • Insurance Defense
  • Mississippi Tort Claims Act Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Civil Rights Defense - Title VII
  • Automobile Liability
  • Defense of Workers' Compensation
  • General Civil Practice


Peer Rating


Overall Peer Rating

in Insurance, Litigation and Personal Injury
4.7 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/17/14
5.0 out of 5.0
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.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/14/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Trace is preeminent in the practice of defending motor vehicle accidents and has my highest recommendation in this practice area.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/22/14
4.8 out of 5.0
Trace is an excellent trial lawyer who meets the highest professional and legal standards.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/17/14
4.8 out of 5.0
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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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/10/14
4.8 out of 5.0
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.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/09/14
4.8 out of 5.0
I definitely belive Trace warrants an AV rating.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/09/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Trace is a fine lawyer and deserves an AV rating.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/09/14
5.0 out of 5.0
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.
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Experience & Credentials



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
American Express
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    Class of 1994
    Law Journal: Mississippi Law Journal, 1992 - 1994

    University Attended

    Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
    Class of 1990
    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. Morris... More

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    Office Information
    Trace D. McRaney
    BancorpSouth Building 2909 13th Street, Sixth Floor,
    Gulfport, MS 39501-1925


    Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. (Gulfport, Mississippi)

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