The members of the firm have worked and known each other personally through the entirety of their practice and all worked together for several years in an active practice at another law firm. It was there that their bond and friendship began, and the idea of starting a new legal business together was first born.
David Lee Gladden, Jr.
A Cleveland, Mississippi, native, Lee Gladden achieved his undergraduate degree in accounting from Delta State University in 1999, where he was a member of the college golf team. In 2002, he graduated from Mississippi College School of Law and has been actively practicing law in Mississippi since. Mr. Gladden has had the unique opportunity to travel throughout the country representing insurance companies in large-loss litigation involving both liquid petroleum house explosions and multi-vehicle accidents involving semi tractor-trailers. Most recently, Mr. Gladden has been hired to represent an excess insurer for a helmet manufacturer requiring litigation in Utah, Louisiana, Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas involving catastrophic losses of injured parties who claim their helmets were defective. Mr. Gladden has a great deal of experience handling a wide variety of claims. He has handled cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents and premises liability claims to complex litigation involving catastrophic injuries and multiple deaths. Mr. Gladden has spoken at several seminars on the intricacies of litigating a bad faith insurance lawsuit and the nuances of Uninsured Motorist (UM) law in Mississippi. Mr. Gladden is also approved to handle cases through the Mississippi Tort Claims Board and has represented state entities in cases involving professional malfeasance/negligence and premises liability at both the trial court and appellate level.
Mr. Gladden previously served as the Deputy General Counsel of Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise, the business enterprise division of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Mr. Gladden has handled more than 300 premises liability claims filed against several Mississippi casinos. While handling these claims, Mr. Gladden worked side by side with the casinos’ management and department personnel, risk management personnel, and security personnel to develop a better set of standard operating procedures while focusing on proactive claim preventive measures which resulted in a decrease of more than 50 percent in overall claims being filed against the casinos. Mr. Gladden brings to Gladden, Ingram & Taylor, PLLC, a client list that deals primarily with large-loss claims that are not limited to litigation only in Mississippi. Along with being licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Mississippi, Mr. Gladden is also licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Although Mr. Gladden grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi, better known as the heart of the Mississippi Delta, he has lived and worked in Madison, Mississippi, and the surrounding areas for the past 11 years. His wife, Whitney Warner Gladden, is also an attorney and practices at Gladden & Ingram, PLLC. They attend church at Broadmoor Baptist Church and have two children, a son and a daughter.
Blayne T. Ingram (deceased March 1, 2016)
Originally from Sumrall, Mississippi, Blayne Ingram achieved his undergraduate degree in chemistry from William Carey University in 1996, graduating magna cum laude. In 2002, he graduated cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law. Mr. Ingram’s case load centered primarily around matters involving construction litigation, premises liability, auto liability, and products liability. In 2004, Mr. Ingram began performing the duties of national counsel for a major defendant in mass tort litigation. This work afforded Mr. Ingram the opportunity to manage the defense, strategy, and litigation of hundreds of claims in 11 different states across the country. Additionally, Mr. Ingram personally handled the day-to-day defense of this client’s claims in Mississippi. Mr. Ingram was also approved to handle cases through the Mississippi Tort Claims Board and has represented state entities in cases involving professional malfeasance/negligence and premises liability.
Whitney Warner Gladden
Whitney Warner Gladden was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1976. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she served as President of Kappa Delta Sorority. Mrs. Gladden received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Mississippi College School of Law. She served as a Senator of the Law Student Bar Association and was also a founding member of the Mississippi College Republican Lawyer’s Association. Mrs. Gladden is currently a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Jackson Young Lawyer’s Association. Her practice primarily consists of insurance defense litigation.
Mrs. Gladden and her husband, David Lee Gladden, Jr., reside in Madison, Mississippi and are both very active in AdvoCare. They attend church at Broadmoor Baptist Church and have two children, a son and a daughter.
David L. Carney
David L. Carney was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1978. He graduated from University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2001. In 2004, Mr. Carney received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He recently served as Treasurer of the Madison County Bar Association from 2011-2014. Mr. Carney is admitted to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Court. Mr. Carney is a current member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Mississippi Defense Lawyer’s Association. Mr. Carney has vast experience in both Personal Injury defense litigation and Workers’ Compensation defense litigation.
Mr. Carney and his wife, the former Emily Edge of Vaughan, MS, are the proud parents of 3 children. They live in Madison, Mississippi and are members of Madison Heights Church. Mr. Carney is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and hunting in Mississippi. His other hobbies include playing sports, forest management and soil conservation.
The union of these attorneys has a strong past, an encouraging present, and an optimistic and exciting future. The attorneys at Gladden & Ingram, PLLC are hard-working, bright, well-versed, and educated in all aspects of Mississippi and Federal law and have never met a stranger. The reputation of these attorneys is well-respected in the state, and the attorneys have established their careers in this profession with the intentions of combining their skill, knowledge, drive, and excitement to create and maintain one of the premier law firms in the state.