H. Hunter Twiford III is a senior litigator in the firm's commercial litigation section, with over 40 years of practice experience. Hunter chairs the firm's Mississippi Commercial Litigation section and the Mississippi Class Action and Mass Action group. His practice is exclusively devoted to litigation, primarily in federal court, with emphasis on the defense of class actions and mass actions, complex commercial litigation and complex lender liability litigation.
Hunter has acted as McGlinchey's lead trial counsel in a wide variety of cases, including:
- multiple class actions against major national banks and mortgage lenders
- a major national bank and its subsidiaries in over a dozen mass actions involving hundreds of plaintiffs filed in state and federal courts throughout Mississippi
- a major national bank in a nationwide class action involving alleged violations of a national homeowner forbearance program
- a GSE involved in significant federal contract and IP litigation
- multiple lenders in a series of mass actions involving hundreds of plaintiffs making RICO and other claims
- an insurance adjusting company in almost 200 Katrina-related cases involving RICO, fraud, contract and negligence claims
- a national technology company in a nationwide class action involving Lanham Act claims by real estate appraisers alleging false advertising of web-based order/delivery service
- a catastrophic insurance adjusting company in False Claims Act litigation brought by former employees against multiple defendants
- national and international companies in a parens patriae case brought by the Mississippi Attorney General involving antitrust and consumer protection claims relating to vitamin sales
- major national bank in a parens patriae case brought by the Mississippi Attorney General involving consumer protection claims relating to credit card practices
- national servicer in almost 100 bankruptcy adversary proceedings and a class action brought by Chapter 13 trustees claiming violations of the Bankruptcy Code and prior orders relating to allocation of simple interest charges
- a national bank in almost 200 bankruptcy cases in which the Chapter 13 trustees filed motions to reconsider claims and challenge prior proofs of claims
Hunter’s litigation experience also includes mass action defense, civil rights defense (including law enforcement liability), employment litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and criminal defense. Hunter has been involved in over 100 jury trials tried to verdict in various federal and state courts in his four decades of practice, including a number of cases of statewide and regional interest.