Norman “Benje” Bailey, a partner in the Jackson law firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower
& Hewes, has been named to the Board of Directors of a global affiliation of law firms.
Meritas has affiliates in 242 cities of 89 countries. The affiliation is composed of more
than 7,600 attorneys.
Bailey is a litigator with the Brunini firm. He has been honored by both Best Lawyers in
America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The Jackson attorney will serve a three year term. Bailey and his wife Mimi have four
The other newly elected members of the 21-member Meritas board are: Diego Botana –
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lela Gani – Pretoria, South Africa; William (Bill) Gilbride – Detroit,
Michigan; Olli Kiuru – Helsinki, Finland; Melisa Pena – Bridgewater, New Jersey; Jules
Turcotte – Quebec City, Canada; and Yao Rao – Shangai, China.