Jenessa Carter Hicks practices insurance litigation, as well as bad faith claims, extra-contractual liability claims and coverage investigations in the firm’s Oxford office. She has nearly 13 years of experience representing insurance companies and their insureds. Prior to joining MGC, Jenessa worked for the Police Benevolent Association representing the interests of law enforcement officers in employment and civil suits, as well as served as counsel on several litigated matters for a large Mississippi municipality. She strives to keep her clients fully informed about all aspects of litigation to ensure that they are making the correct decisions to move their case forward.

Jenessa is married to Garron, her high school sweetheart, and they live in rural Lafayette County with their two children and niece and nephew. She loves traveling the state of Mississippi, cheering on her kids at their various sporting events and attending Ole Miss baseball games. Being raised in a small, rural town in North Louisiana, Jenessa enjoys every aspect of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing (much to her grandfather’s delight and her grandmother’s chagrin) and finds herself very much at peace when in nature.

Practice Areas

  • Alcohol Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Employment
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation


  • University of Mississippi School of Law (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Louisiana Tech University (BA, summa cum laude)

Professional Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • 2015 Tennessee
  • 2015 US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • 2015 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2011 Tribal Court for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
  • 2009 Mississippi
  • 2009 US District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • 2009 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals