Professor Frascogna has nearly fifty years experience as a practicing attorney, negotiator, and professor. His experience ranges from multi-national litigation and FBI hostage negotiation, to deep experience in the fields of entertainment and sports. He is a prolific writer and has published a number of books on both professional and popular topics.

X. M. “Mike” Frascogna Jr., Esq.
Frascogna Courtney, PLLC
4400 Old Canton Road
Suite 220
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
[email protected]

Frascogna Courtney, PLLC – Senior Partner


Senior Partner, Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, 1985-present Partner, Frascogna and Hetherington, 1976-84 Attorney, private practice, 1972-76.


Over 46 years as a civil trial attorney with experience in commercial and corporate litigation, international business transactions and litigation, mass toxic tort litigation, real estate, financial, oil and gas, securities, insurance, intellectual property, entertainment and sports together with all forms of alternative dispute resolution; assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a hostage negotiation incident to a successful conclusion; appointed Special Master in six circuit court districts in Mississippi involving mass tort silica litigation, conducted hearings on dispositive and non-dispositive motions, issued over 800 reports and recommendations between 2003 and 2010 to the appointing circuit judges; served as lead trial counsel for the Complainant in a case involving several multi-national parties litigated in the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands.

Admitted to the Bar: Mississippi, 1972
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1977
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

American Bar Association (Former member of the Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section); Mississippi State Bar Association (ADR Committee, Past Co-Chair; Past Board of Bar Commissioners)

National Academy of Court Appointed Masters (Charter Member)

The Recording Academy (Voting Member)

American Arbitration Association.

AAA National Sports Panel for Olympic Disputes

AAA Master Mediator for Complex Cases


Mississippi State University (BS-1969; MA-1970)

Mississippi College (JD cum laude-1972; MBA-I976; MSS-1982)

University of Mississippi (Ph.D. in U.S. Contemporary History – 2021)

Co-author, Entertainment Law for the General Practitioner, American Bar Association, Chicago, 2011

Co-author, This Business of Artist Management (4th edition), Random House, New York, 2004, Japanese translation by Oricon, Tokyo, 2008

Publication Committee, Appointing Special Masters and Other Judicial Adjuncts: A Handbook for Judges, Academy of Court Appointed Masters, Minneapolis, 2006

Co-author, The Lawyer’s Guide to Negotiation, American Bar Association, Chicago, 2001; Chinese translation by Law Press China, Beijing, 2003

Co-author, This Business of Internet Law, Watson-Guptill, New York, 2001

Co-author, “The Ten- Minute Negotiator – Bargaining Basic for Busy Lawyers,” GP Solo, American Bar Association, Chicago, 2000

“Check Cashers: An Expanding Financial Service,” Mississippi College law Review, 1998

Co-author, Negotiation Strategy for Lawyers, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New York, 1982.
Co-author, JUCOS: The Toughest Football League in America, Mississippi Sports Council, Jackson, MS, 2011

Co-author, Gridiron Glory: Celebrating Over 100 Years of Mississippi High School Football, Mississippi Sports Council, Jackson, MS, 2010

Co-author, Bull Cyclone Sullivan and the Lions of Scooba, Mississippi, Mississippi Sports Council, Jackson, MS, 2010

Guest Columnist for the Clarion Ledger newspaper, Jackson, MS, 2010 and 2011

Co-author, Y’all vs. Us: Thrilling Tales of Mississippi’s Hottest High School Football Rivalries, Mississippi Sports Council, Jackson, MS, 2008

Co-author, Gridiron Gold: Inspiring Stories of Legendary Mississippi High School Coaches, Guardians of the Greatest Football Talent in America, Mississippi Sports Council, Jackson, MS, 2007;
Else School of Business, Millsaps College, negotiation seminar for Executive MBA students, 2018, 2016, 2014

C-Spire Executive Leadership, Else School of Business, Millsaps College, negotiation seminar, 2018, 2017

Mississippi College School of Law, CLE seminar “Entertainment Law for the General Practitioner,” 2011, 2010, 2009

Mississippi College School of Law, CLE seminar “Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers,” Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1999

Else School of Business, Millsaps College, negotiation seminar for the Center for Executive Development, 1995

Adjunct Professor of Law at Mississippi College School of Law since 1978 teaching courses in Negotiation, Entertainment Law and Sports Law

Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law since 2014 teaching Entertainment Law

Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Else School of Business, Millsaps College since 2014 teaching Negotiation
American Arbitration Association Master Mediator Panel, 2017

Recognized by Best Lawyers® since 2015

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Mississippi College, 2015

Lawyer of the Year, Mississippi College, 2013

Top Ten Leaders in Law, Mississippi Business Journal, 2013

Honorary Master of Laws, Mississippi College, 2007

47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards nomination, co-producer, Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, Still Here, 2004

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rating since 1993; The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, The ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, New York, 1980