Jack H.Pittman

Jack H. Pittman is the senior member of the Hattiesburg law firm of Pittman, Howdeshell, & Hinton, PLLC. He earned a Bachelor of Public Administration Degree in 1959 and a Juris Doctorate in 1961 from the University of Mississippi. He was admitted to the Bar and to the practice of law in Mississippi in 1961. Upon being admitted to the Bar, Mr. Pittman began working with his father, Homer W. Pittman, the firm's founder. Mr. Pittman is a member of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Mr. Pittman has enjoyed a very active general civil practice for more than 50 years, and has been especially active in the field of eminent domain law for more than 30 years. Mr. Pittman has served as counsel for the Mississippi Transportation Commission, several cities, counties, and utility authorities. Mr. Pittman has extensive trial experience in the Special Court of Eminent Domain, all State Courts, Federal District and Appellate Courts. He has conducted seminars on State and National levels on the subjects of eminent domain, right-of-way acquisition and endangered species.


Christopher M. Howdeshell Practices in the areas of general litigation, property acquisition and eminent domain, real estate litigation, and estates.  Mr. Howdeshell was previously the law clerk for the Tenth Chancery Court District and has lectured on eminent domain, boundary law and litigation for several organizations, including the Mississippi Chapter of the International of Right-of-Way Association, and the Mississippi Association of Professional Surveyors.  He is admitted to practice in all Mississippi State and Federal Courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court.  He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the South Central Mississippi Bar Association and is certified by the  International Right-of-Way Association in Negotiation and Acquisition.  He is also Chancellor for the Hattiesburg District of the United Methodist Church.  Mr. Howdeshell earned his B.A. Degree from Furman University in 1993, and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1997.



Donald E. Hinton, Jr.

Donald E. Hinton, Jr. practices in the area of general civil litigation with a particular emphasis on eminent domain,real estate litigation, and property acquisition. Mr. Hinton has experience representing some of the largest pipeline companies in the country, and has significant experience in projects approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He also practices in the areas of real estate transactions, torts, contract litigation and collections. Mr. Hinton earned his B.S. degree in 1992 and his J.D. degree in 1996 from The University of Mississippi. He was admitted to all State and Federal Courts in Mississippi, and the Fifth Circuit in 1996, and was admitted to practice in Alabama in 2006. Mr. Hinton dedicates a considerable portion of his free time to local students competing in Mock Trial Competition. As a result of his work in that area, he was named a Fellow of The Mississippi Young Lawyers Division.





Benjamin A. Snow

Benjamin A. Snow practices in the area of business law, eminent domain, real estate litigation, and general civil litigation. He is counsel for several local businesses in the Hattiesburg area. Ben served as law clerk in the 10th Chancery Court District for Chancellor Eugene L. Fair and Senior Chancellor for Mississippi Sebe Dale, Jr. Ben is licensed in all State and Federal Courts in Mississippi including the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ben is from Canton, Mississippi, and attended college in Hattiesburg at The University of Southern Mississippi where in 2004 he received a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance as well as a Masters of Business Administration in 2005. While at USM, Ben was the recipient of the Jeff Bradley scholarship and captain of the men’s golf team. Ben graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law where he was recipient of the Lenore Prather/MLi Press Scholarship. Ben is a Member of the Mississippi Bar Association as well as a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the State bar, and the South Central Mississippi Bar Association.