Joe Hemleben’s practice focuses on premises liability, transportation and trucking in the firm’s Jackson office, bringing nearly a decade of legal experience to MGC. “I try to always provide practical advice, zealous representation and strive for the most cost-effective and best outcome for the client,” he says. Joe is currently an officer in the US Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2004 to 2011, where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Prior to joining MGC, Joe served as deputy executive director with Mississippi Veterans Affairs and special assistant attorney general with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Following law school, he was a judicial law clerk at the Mississippi Court of Appeals. In 2019, Joe was one of 20 accepted into the Mississippi Bar’s Leadership Forum, which prepares lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles. In 2017, he also completed Commissioned Officer’s Training School at the Maxwell Air Force Base and the Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course at the US Air Force Base.

Outside of the office, Joe enjoys reading, writing and working in his yard. He and his wife, Emiko, live in Madison, Mississippi with their son, Watt, and an assortment of dogs.

Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking


  • Mississippi College School of Law (JD)
  • Mississippi College (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar (Military Assistance Committee: 2018 to Present)
  • Mississippi Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship

Bar Admissions

  • 2018 US Supreme Court
  • 2014 Mississippi

Community Involvement

  • St. Richard Catholic Church (Parishioner)