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Education:

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J. D., 1980
    Moot Court Board
  • Duke University
    B.A., 1976
    Summa Cum Laude
    Phi Beta Kappa


Brad Pigott

Courtroom Experience:
  • United States Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi, 1994-2001 (appointed by President Bill Clinton; Confirmed by United States Senate)
  • Tried major fraud cases on behalf of U. S. Department of Justice, resulting in multiple convictions of Medicare providers and government officials
  • Veteran of three decades of courtroom battles in Fraud Litigation (civil and criminal cases, federal and state court) brought against securities dealers, insurance companies, and lenders
  • Veteran of numerous False Claims Act cases brought against Medicare/Medicaid providers, and federal contractors and grantees, on behalf of American taxpayers and individual "whistleblowers" with inside knowledge of fraud against Government programs
  • Winner of $9.9 million jury verdict against Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. for its national fraud in marketing "legal services insurance" to "Middle America" (case featured on front pages of National Lawyer (September 2004) and Barron's Financial Weekly (April 2006))
  • Winner of $1 million-plus jury verdict against Lloyd's of London for wrongful denial of Hurricane Katrina insurance claim
  • Winner of Federal Appeals Court Decision for Owner of Tunica.com Website challenging Antitrust Boycott Conspiracy by Mississippi Casinos
  • Winner of Multiple Appeals Court Decisions on behalf of taxpayers challenging Unconstitutional tax schemes
  • Winner of $1 million-plus result for "whistleblower" against for-profit "University" for student loan fraud
Other Professional Recognition and Endeavors:
  • Member of United States Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Advisory Subcommittee
  • Winner of "Integrity Award" from Inspector General of U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Headed the federal investigation and brought the only federal murder indictment ever returned against a Ku Klux Klan member for a 1960s-era killing of an African-American (U.S. v. Avants)
  • Founder and Chairman (1995-2001) of Mississippi Health Care Fraud Task Force
  • Founder and Chairman of Mississippi Environmental Crimes Task Force
  • Winner of "Environmental Public Servant Award" for investigating, charging and obtaining record fines and convictions against five chicken processing corporations and their CEOs for their 20-years of polluting Pearl River tributaries
  • Speaker on False Claims Act legal developments before national meetings of Taxpayers Against Fraud, Inc.
  • Rated "AV" - Martindale-Hubbell attorney peer rating service
  • Named among "Mid-South Super Lawyers" (for "General Litigation" - 2006-Present)
Community Service:
  • Mississippi State Board of Education (Member & Vice Chair, 1989-1994)
  • Chairman, Coalition for Children and Public Education (2006-2008)
  • Recipient, Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Award (The Hamer Institute at Jackson State University - 2011)
  • National Board of Directors, Parents for Public Schools (1997-2000)
  • Founder and CEO, Poindexter Park After-School Club (www.poindexterafterschool.com)
  • Chairman, Council of Ministries and Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, Wells United Methodist Church
  • Board of Directors, Mississippi Center for Justice (2002-2009)
  • Board of Directors, Good Samaritan Center (2002-Present)
  • Mississippi Research & Development Council (1984-1988)


Family:
  • Married to Margaret Scheppke Pigott (1984-present)
  • Father of David Pigott and Chris Pigott