Brian Whitman

Brian Whitman

Of Counsel
Gulfport, Mississippi

Brian was admitted to practice law in Mississippi in 2013. He began his legal career with a large Mississippi-based defense firm where his practice included commercial litigation, premises liability, contract disputes, worker's compensation, divorce, pre-suit evaluations, and risk management services. After five years, Brian began his own freelance legal practice, Convenience Counsel, PLLC, which provided law firms and clients of all sizes with high quality and efficient work product at a moment's notice. After a long-term relationship developed between Purvis & Co. and Convenience Counsel, Brian joined Purvis & Co. in an "Of Counsel" status.

Prior to being admitted to practice law, Brian graduated from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law, magna cum laude, where he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal and winner of a Moot Court National Championship. Before law school, Brian graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, Honors College, summa cum laude, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both History and Political Science.

Brian is licensed to practice law in all Mississippi state courts, the Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi Federal Courts, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Outside the practice of law, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and son. His free time is usually occupied by fishing, making fishing lures, duck hunting, and camping

Areas of Practice

  • Overview Of Our Mississippi Real Estate Law Practice
  • Legal Issues When Buying Or Selling Your Home
  • Steps To Take After Inheriting Real Property
  • Growing Your Business With Real Estate Investments
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Understanding Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Your Business And Commercial Law Needs

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Winner of a Moot Court National Championship
    • Law Journal: Mississippi Law Journal, Member
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Honors College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science