About the Lawyers at Renaissance Title, L.L.C.

William Lee Guice III
William Lee Guice III

William Lee Guice III primarily practices in the area of commercial and general litigation in all state and federal courts in which he is licensed to practice. He also handles corporate and sophisticated financial and real estate transactions, lender liability defense, white collar crime, as well as admiralty and personal injury law. Mr. Guice advises his clients in the areas of asset protection and preservation, estate planning, business formation and environmental matters. These clients include financial institutions, physicians, various members of the seafood industry and leaders of business and industry.

William Lee Guice III received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in 1969 and his law degree from Tulane University in 1972. While at Tulane, he was a member of the Board of Student Editors of the Tulane Law Review for the years 1970-1972. Mr. Guice is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Texas and the District of Columbia.

William Lee Guice III is a member of the American Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, the Commercial Law League of America (Chairman, Southern Region, 1987-1988) and the Maritime Law Association.

Mr. Guice has authored several publications, including “Maintenance and Cure, The Jones Act, Land-Based Seamen,” page 877, Volume 46, Tulane Law Review, 1972 (author), “Office Surgery and the Law,” Advances in Dermatology Yearbook, Medical Publishers, 1986 (author), “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1985 (co-author), and “Mississippi Collection Law,” P.E.S.I., 1984, 1986, 1989 (co-author).

He has also served as a presenter and lecturer at numerous courses on contract and commercial law, Mississippi collections law, law office management, ethics and other legal topics.

 

Maria M. Cobb


Maria M. Cobb was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana in 1969. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in History in 1990. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1994.

Ms. Cobb was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1994 and the Mississippi Bar in 1995. She is admitted to practice in various courts, both state and federal, in Louisiana and Mississippi, including the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Maria joined Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C. in 1997 and became a member of the firm in 2002. She conducts a general civil practice with additional experience in estate planning and administration, maritime finance, business and commercial litigation and business transactions.

Maria is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Harrison County Young Lawyers Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Commercial Law League of America, and the American Business Women's Association.

 R. Scott Wells

swells@rushingguice.com


 

R. Scott Wells was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on July 6, 1966. He graduated as valedictorian from Ocean Springs High School in 1984 and then attended Tulane University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History with honors in 1988. He participated in Tulane’s joint BA/JD degree program and obtained his Juris Doctorate with honors from Tulane University in 1990.

While at Tulane, Scott served as an Administrative Justice on the Moot Court Board from 1989 to 1990 and was a member of the Moot Court beginning in 1988.

R. Scott Wells was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1990 and the Mississippi Bar in 1992 and has been admitted to all of the United States District Courts in both states, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Upon graduating from law school in 1990, Scott moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and practiced law there until 1994, at which time he returned to Biloxi, Mississippi, and began practicing with Rushing & Guice.

On March 1, 2002, Scott became a member of Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C. His main areas of practice involve creditor’s rights in bankruptcy and in other matters including collections and general civil practice relating to the interests of business.

Scott has served as a board member in the local chamber of commerce and Civitan organizations and is active in numerous other organizations such as the bar associations and Rotary Club. He is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Inc., the Mississippi Bar, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and other local service and social groups