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Stephen W. Dummer

Firm: Dummer, Lowery & Savarese, PLLC
Country: USA - Mississippi

Practice Area: Litigation

  • 322 Courthouse Road, Gulfport, MS 39507

    P.O. Box 6173, Gulfport, MS 39506
Stephen W. Dummer is the Managing Member at Dummer, Lowery & Savarese, PLLC. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, business law, forming business entities, drafting corporate formation agreements, corporate sale contracts, international law, insurance defense, construction law and estate planning. Stephen has also worked with performing compliance analysis for entities seeking Community Development Block Grants. Stephen is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veteran’s benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Stephen served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Chief Justice James Smith of the Mississippi Supreme Court in the summer of 2005 and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi. He studied international law at the University of Cambridge in England. Stephen completed his B.A. in criminal justice with honors at the University of Wyoming and his A.A. with honors at Northwest College in Wyoming. In 2010, the Gulfport Sun-Herald named Stephen on their list of Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40, and he is a graduate of the "Leadership Gulf Coast” Class of 2011-2012.


- Leadership Gulf Coast. Class of 2011-2012
- Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40
- Sergeant of Marines, Honorable Discharge
- President’s List/Dean’s List each academic period
- National Chancellor’s List
- Baker Donaldson Outstanding Law Journal Comment Award
- American Jurisprudence Awards; 
- Legal Research and Writing II, International Aviation Law, Gaming Law
- Presidential Scholarship
- Albert Hopkins Scholarship Recipient
- Dan Shell Scholarship
- Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Mississippi for 2014, ASLA
- Peer Rated, Martindale Hubbell
- Mid-South Rising Stars - Super Lawyers Magazine

Medals and Awards

- Two-time Navy Achievement Medal recipient. July 1998 & 2000
- Two-time Meritorious Mast recipient. June 1997. December 1998
- Navy and Marine Good Conduct Medal recipient. December 1998
- Graduate - Reconnaissance Indoctrination Program. 1999

Professional Associations

- Maritime Law Association, 2011-present.
- Active TWIC Card Holder
- Gulf Coast Regional YMCA Board of Directors, President
- MDLA Quarterly Editorial Board, 2007-2011
- Center for Prevention of Child Abuse - President - Board of Directors, 2009-2010
- Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Articles Editor, 2004-2006
- Journal of Space Law, 2004-2006
- Mississippi Bar 2006 - present
- Child Advocacy Committee, 2007-2012
- MS Bar - Moot Court Committee, 2006 – 2014
- Harrison County Young Lawyers Association, President, 2009-2010
- American Inns of Court, 2007-present
- Federalist Society International Law Society
- Juvenile Advocacy Clinic


- Phi Beta Kappa
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Phi Delta Phi
- Phi Alpha Delta
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- 32nd Degree Master Mason
- Past Master - Orange Grove Lodge


- J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2006
- Summer Program in International Law, University of Cambridge, Downing College, Cambridge, England
- B.A., cum laude, with honors, University of Wyoming, 2002
- A.A., with honors, Northwest College, 2000
- Stephen is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions in Mississippi, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Stephen’s main areas of practice are:

- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Transactions
- Construction
- Corporations
- Insurance Litigation
- International Law
- Maritime Law
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- Trusts, Probate and Successions
- Veterans’ Benefits

Articles and Publications:

- Mississippi Judicial System: Failing to Meet the Minimum Standard of Justice in Loewen Group, Inc. v. O 'Keefe Article by Mr. Dummer; 6 GEO. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 531 (2008)
- Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Mississippi State and Federal Courts; Article by Mr. Dummer; 31 MDLA QUARTERLY 11 (Fall 2007)
- Drops. Progressive Slots, and the Adjusted Gaming Win Value; Article by Mr. Dummer; 11 GAMING L. REV. 232 (2007)
- False Positives and Secure Flight Using Dataveillance When Viewed Through the Ever Increasing Likelihood of Identity Theft; Article by Mr. Dummer; 11 J. OF TECH. LAW & POL'Y 259 (2006)
- Secure Flight and Dataveillance. A New Type of Civil Liberties Erosion: Stripping Your Rights When You Don 7 Even Know It; Comment by Mr. Dummer; 75 MISS. L.J. 583 (2005)

Letter of Credit Counsel, in connection with the following issues:

- $5,500,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds. Series 2009A (John Fayard Moving & Warehousing, LLC Project). March 12,2009
- $5,080,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2009B (John Fayard Self Storage, LLC Project). March 12, 2009

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