For nearly 25 years, Mr. Altman has dedicated his entire professional life to helping injured people. In law school, he excelled academically and was selected as a member of the Loyola Law Review. Mr. Altman has written published articles and has assisted in the drafting of rules governing attorney ethics. He also teaches continuing legal education to attorneys in handling personal injury matters. He is experienced in representing people in a variety of injury and damage matters in all respects including trial and appellate work.
Mr. Altman is AV rated “preeminent” by Martindale.com. As of 2017, Mr. Altman is one of only nine lawyers in the state of Mississippi to hold the designation of Board Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also one of the first attorneys in the country to become Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Advocacy by the same National Board. Mr. Altman is also a faculty member of the Keenan Ball Trial College where he teaches attorneys from around the country how to become better trial lawyers.
Mr. Altman is an active member of the Mississippi Bar, Louisiana State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (MAJ) and the American Trial Lawyers Association (AAJ).
Mr. Altman is a competitive sailor and sailing enthusiast and has served on the board of directors of several sailing non-profit organizations. He is also a multiple year Florida and Mississippi state Judo champion and owner of a local martial arts studio. He has competed both nationally and internationally and was a member of the 2001 U.S. team competing in the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Mr. Altman applies the discipline learned in martial arts to maximize both the presentation and outcome in his representation of injured people. Over the past three decades, Mr. Altman has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation from rule breakers who put the community at risk. He has obtained many six figure and multiple seven figure settlements and verdicts for his clients.
- B.S. Finance, Florida State University, 1989
- J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 1993
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
- Louisiana Bar Association
- Mississippi Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Mississippi Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Faculty, Keenan Ball Trial College
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