During his forty-plus years of trying both civil and criminal cases before juries, Brad Pigott has litigated complex questions of business fraud, government fraud, torts, and constitutional rights, before, during, and since his six-plus years of service (1994-2001) as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, by appointment of President Bill Clinton.
During the 1980’s, including as a partner in Watkins, Ludlam and Stennis, Brad tried numerous cases presenting complex issues of securities fraud, products liability, constitutional rights, and negligence. In the early 1990s as a partner in Maxey, Pigott, Wann & Begley, Brad regularly tried cases involving torts, securities broker fraud, and bank fraud.
As United States Attorney, Brad personally tried on behalf of the United States complex criminal fraud cases involving health care fraud and public corruption. He formed and chaired the Mississippi Health Care Fraud Task Force, the Mississippi Environmental Crimes Task Force, and the Mississippi Civil Rights Working Group. His national service included active membership on the U.S. Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Advisory Subcommittee. His work fighting health care fraud earned him the “Integrity Award” from the Inspector General of HHS, while he received the “Environmental Public Servant Award” from the Mississippi 2020 Network for his prosecutions of corporate polluters.
Since his Department of Justice service, Brad has litigated complex fraud actions against numerous health care companies, college tuition lenders, defense contractors, FEMA contractors, and insurance companies.
Brad Pigott, a native of McComb, Mississippi and a graduate of its public schools, is a 1976 summa cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors, and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.