Bob Gholson joined the University as General Counsel in March, 2016. Prior to joining the University, he was a shareholder with the firm of Gholson Burson Entrekin & Orr, P.A. where he practiced in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, workers compensation, medical malpractice defense, federal litigation, products liability, consumer finance litigation, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.
Mr. Gholson received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Mississippi in 1978. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1981 from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
From 1988 to 1996, he served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) in the Mississippi Army National Guard, achieving the rank of major. Mr. Gholson later served a term as a Judge with the Mississippi Court of Military Appeals. From 2002 to 2016, Mr. Gholson served as Special Master to hear specialized claims and resolve pretrial disputes in several large dockets of asbestos claims. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, Jones County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Foundation, the Defense Research and Trial Lawyers' Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (including having served as a past member of the Board of Directors), and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Gholson is a member of the bar in Mississippi and Tennessee, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Phone: 601.266.4466 Email: Bob.GholsonFREEMississippi