Dorsey is currently a member of the Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and American Bar Associations, including the Forum on the Construction Industry, as well as the Federal Court of Claims, Associated Builders & Contractors, Association of General Contractors, and American Subcontractors Association.
Specialties: Economic Development, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation
Dorsey handles matters involving construction, government contracts, economic development, banking and consumer finance, corporate freeze out, partnership disputes, international trade, open records, intellectual property, government affairs, and general commercial matters. As a Special Assistant Attorney General, he has successfully recovered $7.5 million for the State of Mississippi, and has acted as outside corporate counsel for the State on a $200 million economic development project.
Dorsey is an attorney for construction projects such as highways, public schools, manufacturing facilities, health laboratories, power plants, water plants, military barracks, landing strips, distribution centers, mass transit systems, industrial construction projects, commercial buildings, shopping center developments, condos, subdivision developments, and casinos. He serves as lead attorney in contracting and public bid and award protests, and in litigation involving payment and performance problems related to changes, changed conditions, delays, suspensions of work, termination of contracts, A/E liability, and insurance disputes.
In 2010, the Mississippi Business Journal recognized Dorsey as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leaders in Law. Since 2010, Chambers USA has recognized Dorsey as a “Leader in their Field” in the area of Construction Litigation. In 2011, Dorsey was recognized as a Mid-South SuperLawyer “Rising Star.” In 2012, Dorsey was selected as one of PORTICO jackson’s PORTICO 10, the top 10 up-and-coming lawyers in the Jackson area. Since 2013, Dorsey has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Construction Law. He was recently selected as a 2014 Mid-South SuperLawyer. Dorsey is a Partner member of the Truman National Security Project, and is an active participant in the White House Business Council. Dorsey has also served as a spokesperson and legal commentator in regional and national media outlets, including Court TV and CNN.
Since 1996, Dorsey has practiced in Jackson, Mississippi with Burr & Forman, LLP, Krebs Farley, PLLC, Mockbee Hall & Drake, PA, and Butler Snow and in Atlanta with Smith Currie & Hancock. Dorsey attended Mississippi State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia, and served as Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and Articles Editor for the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law. Dorsey also attended the London Law Consortium, where he externed with Barrister Jerome Lynch.
Dorsey has published the following manuals/articles:
“Capture the Imagination with Visualization: The Hottest Trend in Construction Scheduling and Change Order Analysis,” ABA Construction Law Forum Midwinter Meeting, 2014 Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, 2013 Mississippi Construction Law Update, ABA Const. Forum, 2011-12, 2012-13 Georgia Construction Law Update, ABA Const. Forum, 2012-13 Federal Construction Law Update, ABA Const. Forum, 2010-11 “Getting Paid in a Tough Economy: Innovative Strategies and Techniques,” ABA Const. Forum, 2010. “Challenges and Contractual Issues With Sub-Subcontractors,” 2009 Mississippi Practitioner’s Foreclosure Manual, 2009 “Contract Disputes,” Inside the Minds: Contract Dispute Resolution, 2008 “Entering Into Construction Contracts and Subcontracts,” Construction Law For Architects, Engineers, and Contractors, 2008 “Construction Delay Claims,” 2006 “Mississippi Construction Law,” State Public Construction Law, 2002 “Construction Claims in Georgia,” 2002 “Mississippi: No Damages For Delay,” 2001 “Construction Lien and Public Contract Bond Law,” 2000-01 “Is Hot Weather An Excusable Delay?,” 2001 “Pass Through Delay Claims,” 1999 “Remembering Dean Rusk,” 1996