Fred Feeney was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from the University of Southern Mississippi, he attended Mississippi College School of Law, graduating with honors in 1983. While there, he was managing editor of the Mississippi College Law Review and was a member of the trial competition team representing the law school at regional competitions. Following graduation from law school, Fred served as a legislative clerk to United States Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, D. C. He then served for two years as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Tom Lee in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1986, he moved back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and joined the firm.
Fred primarily practices in the litigation area, including personal injury defense, medical malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, bad faith, admiralty, and construction law. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of Mississippi, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been admitted pro hac vice in other states including Alabama and Louisiana. He also has an active practice representing clients in mediation and arbitration. He has also completed the required training and has started serving as a mediator – an area of his practice he plans to expand.
He is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Fifth Circuit Bar Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He was recently elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Fred has three daughters. He and his wife live in Long Beach, Mississippi. He is active in a number of youth-related activities on a local, national and international scale and serves on the Board of Directors of Winter Guard International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth organization based in Dayton, Ohio.