Brookhaven Law brings three into one

Published 9:37 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A new law office is coming to downtown Brookhaven and it’s bringing uniqueness with it.

Three women — Shelley Harrigill, Shanteau Gaskin and Sen. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven — are opening Brookhaven Law in July. Each will have their own separate practice but all will be under one roof.

“We are so excited about it and we hope to be fully operational after the Fourth of July holiday week,” said Harrigill, who is the alderwoman-elect for Ward 6. “The three of us have practiced in different locations and different areas of law, but we are looking forward to being in a nice, newly-renovated office.”

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Historically, 213 South Railroad Ave. has been a law office for quite some time. Hobbs, Hobbs and Peeples was located there for over 50 years. Attorney Ralph Peeples retired from law practice last year.

“Ralph did a little bit of everything for the clients he served,” Harrigill said. “We hope between the three of us, in our separate practices that we can cover all of the legal needs of his past clients as well as future referrals.”

With each attorney having their own separate practice, each will specialize in different areas.

Harrigill primarily practices family law. She handles divorce, child custody, wills and estate cases. She also does some small claims collection work and contracts for businesses or individuals.

Doty believes the time is now for her to get back into private practice.

“I think I can balance it with my role as senator now,” Doty said. “I plan to have a general practice with some real estate, family law and corporate transactions. I have a good bit of experience with that in my background.”

Doty practiced law for 15 years and then took a break to spend time with family. After some time off she decided to run for the Mississippi Senate.

“I think it’s going to be interesting and exciting to get back into it,” Doty said.

Gaskin will specialize in real estate cases. She also will do title work and loan closing business.

“I am really looking forward to us coming together,” Gaskin said. “I think it’s a great location being downtown. I think we are going to be a dynamic trio.”

While Brookhaven Law will maintain individual and separate law practices, they will share the same phone number.

“We look forward to as many years of success as Mr. Peeples enjoyed in the same space,” Harrigill said.

For more information, contact Brookhaven Law at 601-833-2711.