- Kent graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi 1985 and from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1988. In 1994 he co-founded the law firm of Dumas & McPhail, L.L.C., the forerunner to McPhail Associates, LLC. Kent began his career as an in-house attorney with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, followed by three years with a private creditor law firm. He is licensed to practice law under the Mississippi Bar, the Florida Bar, the Alabama bar, and the Tennessee Bar.
- Kent McPhail & Associates has built a growing reputation in the U.S. Southeast as a firm that produces results with integrity. Founded in 1994, the firm specializes in using the latest technologies to minimize costs and has access to credit bureaus, auditors offices, taxing authorities, and other public domains. Offering a collective 100 years of legal experience, the 15-member firm is headquartered in the historic Eslava Building in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Managing Partner Kent D. McPhail is a bar member in Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee and is admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and eight U.S. District courts.