Mary Margaret Kuhlmann

Mary Margaret Kuhlmann is shareholder in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Healthcare Team, practicing from the firm’s Gulfport office. She has successfully defended healthcare providers in the area of malpractice and represented medical device and product manufacturers for more than 20 years. 

Additionally, Ms. Kuhlmann has extensive experience defending physicians in complex medical malpractice litigation, in advising physicians and hospitals on medical staff related issues, including credentialing and privileges, amendments to Medical Staff Bylaws and Hospital Rules and Regulations, policies and procedures, physician/administration disputes, corrective action issues and due process hearings, quality control, peer review, and hospital premises liability.

Ms. Kuhlmann also has experience with physician contracting, representation of healthcare professionals before the Miss. Board of Medical Licensure and Miss. Board of Nursing, HIPAA and other privacy issues, compliance and regulatory issues, and physician clinic staff training in areas such as HIPAA and receipt of and response to subpoenas.


  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Millsaps College, B.A., 1988


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Mississippi and United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections of Health Law and Litigation)
  • American Inns of Court, Russell, Blass, Walker Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Mississippi Bar (Member, Section of Health Law and Litigation)
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • High School Mock Trial Competition (Judge, 2007–2011)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Director, 2018-2020)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Trial Academy (2009)
  • South Mississippi Regional Center (Human Rights Advocacy Committee, 2002 to date)
  • Bayou Bluff Tennis Club (Board of Directors, 2013–2016)
  • American Cancer Society, Gulf Coast Division (Executive Leadership Council, 2011–2014)

Recent Decisions

  • Bloss and Kuhlmann Obtain Med Mal Defense Verdict in Harrison County Mississippi