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Edward J. (Josh) Bogen, Jr., is the Senior Partner in the Law Firm of McGee and Bogen in Leland, Mississippi. Josh brings over four decades of legal experience to Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie. He handles criminal defense, personal injury, general litigation and will and estate matters. Over his long career, he has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials, including both criminal and civil cases in Federal and State Courts.

Josh graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1969 and joined McGee and Bogen. At age 27, he was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Washington County, Mississippi, and has also served as General Counsel for the Cities of Leland and Hollandale, Mississippi. Josh was inducted into membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1996 which is limited to no more than one percent (1%) of lawyers in each state and its members are required to have participated in at least 50 jury trials. He has also served as the Mississippi State President of ABOTA as well as a National Board member.

He is also a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. The Fellows designation is the Foundation’s highest honor. Only 10% of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a Fellow. Their selection is recognition by their peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence and leadership. Fellows are selected for membership based not only on their excellent as a lawyer but also by their dedication and service to the public and profession.

Josh is married to the former Patsy Ann Moore of Senatobia, Mississippi (University of Mississippi Class of 1965). They have two children, Josh III and Hayes, who are both residents of Belmont, North Carolina. Josh and Patsy have four grandchildren, Josh IV, Elizabeth, Knox and Rich.


B.A. Degree University of Mississippi 1966
J.D., University of Mississippi 1969
(member of Phi Delta Phi, Moot Court Board, Campus Senate and Secretary of Senior Class).

Professional Experience

1968-1969 Staff Intern. North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Association
1969 – Present Senior Partner in law firm of McGee and Bogen, 110 Fourth Street, Leland, Mississippi
1970-1980 Leland City Prosecuting Attorney
1971-1975 Washington County Prosecuting Attorney
1984-1989 Member, Washington County Industrial Development Commission; Chairman (1984-1986)
1988-1994 Member, Board of Governors, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
1990 President, Washington County Bar Association
1990 – Present City Attorney for Leland, Mississippi, and Hollandale, Mississippi
1991-1992 Member, Washington County Bar Ethics Commission
1992-1995 Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Mississippi Bar Association
1993 Member, Washington County Bar Executive Committee
1996 – Present Member, Mississippi Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates; President 2003-2004
1998 – 2006 Of Counsel to Tollison Law Firm, P. A., Oxford, Mississippi
2005-2008 American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board, elected to three-year term

Professional Organizations

Member, Washington County, Mississippi, Bar Association
Lafayette County, Mississippi, Bar Association
American Bar Association
Mississippi and American Trial Lawyers Associations
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
President, Mississippi Chapter of ABOTA 2004
Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
Member, American Inns of Court.

Awards And Honors

Selected to Outstanding Young Men of America-1975
Named as one of “Mississippi’s 50 Future Leaders” by Mississippi Economic Council-1975
Selected as a Regional Finalist (Southeastern U.S.A.) for The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships-1978
Received service award from American Bar Association for work as Co-Chairman, Mississippi State Bar Parolee Assistance Committee-1973
Named to Who’s Who in American Law.