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Je’Nell B. Blum is a Shareholder of Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. Je’Nell attended San Diego State University, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She graduated in 1990, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Criminal Justice Administration and minor in Sociology.

Je’Nell attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she received her J.D. in December of 1994. During Law School, Je’Nell was a member of law review, serving as a writer and an editor for the San Diego Justice Journal. She was recognized in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities for 1993-1994 and 1994-1995.

After Practicing Law for five years in California as Corporate Counsel for Innovia Health, Inc. and as an associate attorney with The Law office of Richard A. Thomas, Je’Nell relocated to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and joined Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca in 2001.

Je’Nell and her husband, Mike Blum, are the proud parents of size children. The attend Mosaic Church in Ocean Springs.

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

  • The Natural Father, I Presume, San Diego Justice Journal, 1.2., 1993
  • Pre-employment Screening & Testing (Mississippi), ExpertHR, 2012
  • Minimizing Risks of Negligent Hiring (Mississippi), ExpertHR, 2012
  • Minimizing Exposure to Liability for Recruitment and Hiring Practices (Mississippi), ExpertHR, 2012

Representative Cases

  • Hams v. State, 256 So.3d 574 (Ms Supreme Court 2018)
  • Kinney v. So. Miss. Planning + Dev. Dist., 202 So.3d 187 (MS Supreme Court 2016)
  • Hoseman v. Hams, 163 So.3d 263 (MS Supreme Court 2013)
  • Lynch v. Libergy Mutual, 909 So.2d 1289 (MS Court of Appeal 2005)
  • Treasure Bay Corp. v. Ricard, 967 So.2d 1235 (MS Supreme Court 2007)
Areas of Practice
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use Planning and Zoning
  • Probate/Estate Planning
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Municipal Law
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2001
  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of Mississippi, Member, 2001
  • State Bar of California, Member, 1995
  • Harrison County Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter, Treasurer, 2008 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter, Member, 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Mississippi, Women in the Profession Committee, 2011- 2013
Education
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1994
      • Law Journal: San Diego Justice Journal, 1992 - 1994
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.S. - 1990
      • Major: Criminal Justice Administration
      • Minor: Sociology
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