John, Jack, McCants - Maron Marvel - Mississippi Toxic Tort & Asbestos Defense Litigation Lawyer - Maron Marvel

Jack McCants brings nearly 25 years of experience defending a variety of corporations and businesses ranging from regional enterprises to insurance carriers to Fortune 500 companies. He handles various claims asserted under property, casualty, commercial, and in-land marine insurance policies throughout the United States. Jack manages all aspects of litigation, including strategy development, investigation supervision, and trial preparation. Jack is committed to obtaining the best possible results for his clients, whether that means settling a claim early in the litigation process to save the client’s time and expense or pursuing a matter in court.

Jack has a wealth of experience in defending his clients in premises liability, personal injury, and product liability claims arising from exposure to toxins, transportation accidents, and construction defect and construction site incidents. Jack represents and counsels his clients through all stages of litigation, including day-to-day case management and motion practice, to coordinating complex litigation strategies within a collective client docket as regional and national counsel. He has considerable experience defending companies from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, industrial manufacturing, insurance, hospitality, construction, real estate development, and shipyards.

Jack has successfully litigated thousands of claims alleging asbestos, PCB, and welding rod fume exposure in some of the most high-risk jurisdictions in the country. His background in toxicology and his diverse toxic tort experience allow him to consistently provide innovative strategic and tactical insight, effective implementation of cost-efficient strategies, and successful solutions to his client’s complex problems.

Before joining Maron Marvel, Jack served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James E. Thomas, Mississippi Court of Appeals. He is also an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law.


University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., M.S. Toxicology)

Northeast Louisiana University (B.S., cum laude)

Additional Practice Experience

Chemical and Mold Exposure

Agricultural Law – Chemical Exposure and Herbicide Spray Drift.


Professional Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV™ Peer Review Rated

Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for 2024 for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Named to The Best Lawyers in America® since 2020 for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Named to The Best Lawyers in America® since 2016 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Organizations/Committee Memberships

American Bar Association

Capital Area Bar Association

Charles Clark Chapter of American Inns of Court, Barrister

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

The Mississippi Bar

The National Forum of Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues

Tennessee Bar Association

Society of Toxicology

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Published Articles/Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, “The Top Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation,” Perrin Conferences, Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation (March 6-7, 2023, Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Speaker, “Emerging Challenges Litigating Asbestos Lung Cancer Cases,” Perrin Conferences – National Asbestos Litigation Conference (September 14, 2022, Charleston, SC)
  • Speaker, “Verdict and Bankruptcy Trusts Update,” 2021 Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium, DRI, (November 3, 2021, New Orleans, LA)
  • Speaker, “National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation,” Perrin Conferences, National Asbestos Litigation Conference (September 27, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
  • Speaker, Overview of Agricultural Environmental Litigation,” Perrin Conferences – Environmental Risk and Litigation Conference (June 12, 2018, New York, NY)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Supreme Court of the United States