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Harry Merritt McCumber

Trial Attorney

Biography Overview

Harry M. McCumber was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he was a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, a designation for students in the top 10% of their major. Mr. McCumber lettered in cross-country all four years and was a perennial scholar-athlete in the NAIA Florida Sun Conference. In 1994, he moved to Jackson, Mississippi, to attend law school at Mississippi College School of Law. While in law school, Mr. McCumber interned with the Hinds County, Mississippi Public Defender's Office. Since earning his Juris Doctorate degree in 1997, he has been exclusively practicing personal injury law for the past 24 years.

In 2016, Mr. McCumber joined Morgan & Morgan and presently focuses on premises liability/negligent security cases. He takes pride in representing innocent victims against insurance companies, large corporations and other powerful entities that want to deny his clients fair treatment for their injuries.

Mr. McCumber is licensed to practice law in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Supreme Court of Mississippi, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and all Mississippi State Courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, and the Madison County Bar Association.

Mr. McCumber has two sons, Nicholas and Adrian, and enjoys coaching their baseball, basketball and soccer teams. He attends St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

Practice Areas


  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Mississippi College School of Law


  • American Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, Board of Governors