Margaret Oertling Cupples


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    188 E. Capitol Street
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    Jackson, MS 39201
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Margaret Oertling Cupples

Margaret Cupples focuses on civil appeals and commercial litigation. Her practice centers on asbestos, benzene and silica mass-tort and products liability cases, and also includes insurance sales practices, consumer finance, and general commercial litigation.  She has participated in more than two dozen appeals in Mississippi's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Margaret is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate Law and Products Liability Litigation, and in Chambers USA in the field of Appellate Litigation.


Margaret's work on cases at the pretrial, trial and appellate stages includes litigation across the country, including in Mississippi, California, Kentucky, West Virginia, Illinois, and Minnesota. She represents clients in products liability and toxic tort cases as well as in the financial services industry.


  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation
    • "Litigation Star," Mississippi, 2014-2015
    • "Future Star," Mississippi, 2013
    • "Top 250 Business Women in Litigation," 2012 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Appellate Practice, 2007-2014
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2014
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: Appellate, 2008 (Up-and-Coming)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
  • Listed in Mississippi Business Journal, "50 Leading Business Women," 2010

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2010-2016  
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Secretary, 2013-2014
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers' Association
  • Capitol Area (formerly Hinds County) Bar Association, Co-Chair, Civil and Appellate Practice Committee, 2007, 2009 
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Trinity University National Alumni Board, 2008-2010
  • Junior League of Jackson, Board of Directors, 2008-2014; President 2013-2014 
  • The Oaks House Museum, Board of Directors, 2004-2005 and 2007-2009
  • Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation, Secretary, 2005-2010