Peyton S. Irby, Jr.


Mr. Irby has more than 35 years of experience guiding his clients through complicated employment issues. During his career, he has worked with private and public employers to ensure that they meet the regulatory requirements placed on businesses and their work force. In addition to his counsel, he also provides litigation support for those entities unable to resolve employee complaints internally. Mr. Irby is also adept at representing companies in response to OSHA, wage and hour, and other regulatory agency violations. He has lectured at numerous seminars concerning labor and employment issues. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a trial and supervisory attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Irby is past chair of The Mississippi Bar’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. He is a member of the Capital Area and Federal Bar Associations, and the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. He has also been elected as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and “Chambers USA-America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” In addition, Mr. Irby is the editor of Mississippi Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter on employment law published by M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers.


University of Mississippi, J.D., 1970
Mississippi State University, B.A., 1967


American Bar Association (Member, Section of Labor and Employment Law)
Capital Area Bar Association College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Fellow)
Federal Bar Association Mississippi Employment Law Letter (Editor-in-Chief)
The Mississippi Bar (Member, Past Chairman,
Section of Labor and Employment Law, 1992-1993)


United States Supreme Court, 1980
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977
United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1970
United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1970