Copeland Cook Announces New Associates Have Joined the Firm

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A., welcomes new attorneys Dillon King and Ian Underwood to the law firm’s Ridgeland, MS, office.

Dillon King. A past judicial extern for Hon. Judge P. Olack of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and in-house summer associate with W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, Dillon King joins the firm as an associate in the CCTB Insurance & Risk Management Services and Transportation practice groups.

Dillon graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2016. As a member of UM Law’s Negotiation Board, Dillon and his team received national recognition for winning the Carey Center/FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon.

Prior to law school, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration’s MBA program and the Mississippi State University College of Business’ BBA program.

Ian Underwood. Mississippi Supreme Court Justice David M. Ishee’s former judicial law clerk Ian Underwood joins the firm as an associate in CCTB’s Appellate Practice and Insurance & Risk Management Services practice groups.

At Mississippi College School of Law, Ian served as the MC Law Federalist Society President. After graduating in 2016, Ian began clerking for Justice Ishee when he was a judge at the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Ian also interned for Honorable Judge Robert P. Krebs at the Circuit Court of Jackson County, MS, in 2014.

Ian’s background includes experience as an extern/intern with the Mississippi Republican Party, Mississippi Secretary of State Regulations and Enforcement Division, and Office of Congressman Steven Palazzo. He graduated from Mississippi College Department of History and Political Science’s BS program in 2012. Ian played intercollegiate baseball while at Mississippi College.

Ian is licensed to practice law in Mississippi. Dillon is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and New York.