Arthur H. Calderon (arthur@carrcalderon.com) is a partner at C&C, where his primary practice centers on governmental liability, corporate law, real estate transactions, and criminal defense. As part of his practice, Arthur serves as outside general counsel for clients in a variety of industries, including construction, retail, food service, and economic development.

Arthur puts his interest in economic and business development to use by working with clients, as well as local businesses and non-profits, on various projects to spur economic development throughout the Mississippi Delta. In 2015, Arthur was selected as a Special Project Consultant for Delta State University College of Business's Rural Business Development Grant, where he advises aspiring entrepreneurs on matters regarding the intersection between business and the law.

Arthur also presents regular presentations across Mississippi involving the intersection between business and the law, as well as professionalism and ethics among legal and healthcare professionals.

 


  • Areas of Practice
    • Criminal Defense
    • Law Enforcement Liability and Defense
    • Corporate Law
    • Intellectual Property (trademark/copyright)
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Professional Liability
    • Economic Development
  • Education
    • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D. (cum laude)
    • Mississippi State University, B.S. Psychology (cum laude)
  • Bar Admissions
    • All Mississippi state and federal courts
    • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Professional and Community Involvement
    • Cleveland Rotary Club
    • Special Project Consultant, Delta State University College of Business DEBTS Program
    • Volunteer, Mission First Legal Aid Office
    • Volunteer, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
    • Volunteer, United Way
    • Board Member, Keep Cleveland Boring
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Bolivar County Bar Association (vice-president, 2016-present)
    • Bolivar County Task Force
    • Mississippi Bar Association
    • American Bar Association (State and Local Government Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Section, and Business Law Section)
    • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • American Inns of Court
    • Coach, Cleveland High School Mock Trial Team
  • Honors and Recognitions
    • Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum, Class of 2016
    • Leadership Bolivar County, Class of 2016
    • National Order of Barristers
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 (E-discovery and Business/Corporate Law), 2016 (State, Local, Municipal Law) 
  • Representative Matters
    • City Attorney, City of Shelby, Mississippi 
    • City of Attorney, City of Alligator, Mississippi
    • Strickland v. City of Crenshaw, 215 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96478 (N.D. Miss. July 20, 2015)
    • Jauch v. Choctaw County et al., Cause No. 1:15cv-75-SA-SAA (N.D. Miss. 2015)
    • Ellis v. Calhoun County et al., Cause No. 3:15-CV-123-MPM-SAA (N.D. Miss. 2015)
    • Ellis v. Calhoun County et al., Cause No. CV2015-000059-G (Calhoun Co. Cir. Ct. 2015)
    • Mullen v. Tunica County et al., Cause No. 3:15cv050-SA-SAA (N.D. Miss. 2015)
    • Cooley v. City of Waynesboro et al., Cause No. 2:15cv35KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. 2015)
    • Hill v. Bolivar County et al., Civil Action No. 4:14-CV-86-NBB-JMV (N.D. Miss. 2014)
    • Riggins v. City of Indianola et al., Cause No. 4:14-CV-110-DMB-JMV (N.D. Miss. 2014)
    • Lott v. Forrest County, Miss. et al., Cause No. 2:14cv131-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. 2014)
    • Lark v. Panola County et al., Cause No. 3:14-CV-216-MPM-SAA (N.D. Miss. 2014)
    • McKee v. Miss. Dept. of Public Safety et al., Cause No. 3:14-CV-242-MPM-SAA (N.D. Miss. 2014)
    • Burdette v. Panola County et al., Cause No. 3-13-CV-286-MPM-SAA (N.D. Miss. 2013)
    • Atwood v. Cheney et al., Cause No. 1:12-CV-168-A-S (S.D. Miss. 2012)
    • Hampton v. Tunica County, Miss., Cause No. 2007-0055 (Tunica Co. Cir. Ct. 2007)
  • Presentations and Publications
    • "K-9 Units and Excessive Force: A Look at the Fifth Circuit's Cooper v. Brown Decision," Defense Research Institute Government Liability Blog, January 3, 2017.
    • “Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners”, presentation to the statewide conference of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association, Tupelo, MS October 25, 2016.
    • “Ethical and Legal Issues in Adult Drug Court”, presentation to the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals at its annual meeting in Tupelo, MS August 25, 2016.
    • "Claims Against Public Entities Under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983," CLE presentation at Mississippi College School of Law, July 22, 2016.
    • “Mississippi School Law for Beginning Teachers: Impact of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in the Classroom”, presentation for Teach for America Summer Institute, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, July 20, 2016.
    • “Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners”, presentation to the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association, North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville, MS, April 21, 2016.
    • "Business Law Update: New Regulations to Affect Non-Profit and Private Businesses," Carr Calderon's Corporate Law Focus, June 28, 2016.
    • "Spotlight on Cleveland School District: A Summary of the Northern District of Mississippi's Opinion and Order on Cowan et al. v. Bolivar County Board of Education et al.," Carr Calderon's Governmental Liability Focus, May 16, 2016.
    • "Entrepreneurship: Business Setup and Protecting Your Brand", presentation at the Higher Purpose Academy, Coahoma Community College, Clarksdale, Mississippi, February 6, 2016.
    • Arthur H. Calderon & Michael S. Carr, Fearing Fido: Recent Trends Involving First Responders, Man's Best Friend, and Damages, 9 Blue Review 22 (2015).
    • "Avoiding the Legal Blues: Copyright and Trademark Issues Surrounding the Modern Music Industry", presentation at the International Conference on the Blues, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, October 5, 2015.
    • "Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Freedom of Speech from a Cross-Cultural Perspective", presentation to law school faculty delegation from John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland at Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, October 2, 2015.
    • "Ethical and Legal Issues in Adult Drug Court", presentation to the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals at its annual conference, Biloxi, MS, August 21, 2015.
    • "Mississippi School Law for Beginning Teachers: Impact of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in the Classroom", presentation for Teach for America Summer Institute, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, July 15, 2015.
    • "Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners”, presentation to the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association, North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville, MS, April 7, 2015.
    • "Legal Ethics Update", presentation to the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association, Ruleville, MS, April 7, 2015.
    • "The Importance of Jury Service", moderator of public forum presented by Bolivar County Task Force, Cleveland, MS, June 19, 2014.