601-268-2242

601-268-2242

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Mississippi Insurance Agency

We have been serving the insurance needs
of the Hattiesburg, MS Area since 1982.

Personal Insurance
Business Insurance

Personal & Commercial

We offer a full range of insurance products
for individuals, families and businesses.

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Personalized Insurance

We will work with you to design a customized
insurance policy that will match your needs.

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Auto Insurance

Our insurance experts are ready to help you to find the perfect auto insurance policy that will meet your specific needs and your budget and make sure you are completely covered.

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Home Insurance

We offer a wide variety of homeowners’ coverage options that will protect you, your family, your home and your personal belongings.

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Life Insurance

Make sure you have a comprehensive life insurance policy that will protect your family or loved ones if the unthinkable happens to you.

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Commercial Insurance

We understand every business has different insurance needs and we will work with you to develop a customized insurance policy that works for your business.

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Employee Coverage

Your employees are the backbone of your business and deserve the assurance that they are covered at all costs with reliable insurance.

Mississippi Insurance Agency

Our agents in Hattiesburg MS provide personal and business insurance including auto, home, life, renters and workers compensation. Call 601-268-2242!

The James Agency of Hattiesburg, MS has a knowledgeable staff ready to serve the ever-changing insurance needs of individuals, families and businesses throughout Southern Mississippi. For over 35 years, our agents have been dedicated to providing low-cost insurance solutions customized to each client’s needs and budget. We exist to serve you, so stop by today!

As a locally owned and operated insurance agency, we strive to provide exceptional customer service. Jerry W. James started this agency in 1982 on the based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, honesty, and service. After over three decades, it is these foundational principles that motivate our associates today. We want your business and we want you to become part of The James Agency family! Call one of our friendly agents today for your free quote at 601-268-2242.

Since 1982

Whether you are looking for an auto insurance policy or a life insurance policy to make sure your family is covered, The James Agency does it all. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help find you the perfect insurance policy.

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Customized Personal and Commercial Insurance Solutions for Individuals, Families and Businesses throughout Mississippi

Helping Families & Businesses just like yours

The James Agency is the first name to search for your personal and commercial insurance needs. Our coverage options include Home, Life, Auto, Business, Liability, Umbrella, Renters, Motorcycle, ATV, and RV policies (and don’t be afraid to inquire about anything else!) Our success in the insurance field does not come from grasping for whatever short-term, quick revenue we can generate. We partner with our clients to tailor the insurance package that fits their profile, rather than trying to force an individual or business to fit a generic insurance instrument that may or may not be best suited for them.

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Meet Our Team

Patrick James

PATRICK JAMES

President/Agent
  • Licensed in: AL, AR, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX
  • Professional designations: LUTCF
  • Biography: Married to former Julie Ard of Jayess, MS. Patrick and Julie have five children: Alese, Cash, Arden, Jennings Rose, and Emery Noel. Patrick is an active Member of Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
  • Education: 1995, B.S., Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA. Member of Nicholls State baseball team. 2011, LUTCF The American College
  • Agent Qualifications: James Agency VP from 2005-2010, managing 6 satellite offices while being awarded Presidents Conference Award in 2006-2010. Succeeded Father, Jerry James, in 2011 as Primary Agent/Agency Principal after 28 years. Awarded Presidents Conference for 2010-2014
  • Awards: Champion Award, Presidents Conference Award, Nationwide Auto Council
  • Community Activities: Active supporters of United Way, MADD, MS Wildlife Enforcement Officers, ARC, American Cancer Society, Homes of Hope, Lighthouse Ministries, as well as other civic charities.
  • Hobbies: hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with family.
Brandon Hodges

BRANDON HODGES

Associate Agent
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Married to former Stacy White of Brookhaven, MS. Active member of The Venue Church in downtown Hattiesburg.
  • Education: 2009, B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
  • Agent Qualifications: Registered life and P&C producer in the state of Mississippi
  • Community Activities: Active member of Rotary International. Past president for 2012 in the Rotary Club of Petal. Active member of Pine Belt Young Professionals. Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 6840.
  • Hobbies: fishing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Shane Blackwell

SHANE BLACKWELL

Associate Agent
  • Licensed in: AL, MS
  • Biography: Active member of Venture Church in Hattiesburg.
  • Education: B.S. William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS. Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, The American College, 2011.
  • Agent Qualifications: 20 years of Insurance Experience, 17 years with Nationwide.
  • Community Activities: Active supporter of United Way and American Cancer Society.
  • Hobbies: Enjoying the outdoors, fishing and spending quality time with family.
Shandra Hust

SHANDRA HUST

Associate Agent
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Married to Stephen Hust of Petal, MS. Shandra has three children, Bo, Ashlynn, and Channing.
  • Education: BSBA,1996, William Carey University
  • Agent Qualifications: Property & Casualty and Life & Health Licensed for 19 years. Former Agent with Alfa Insurance Corp from 1999-2013. Achievements with Alfa included All-Star, Co-Star, as well as Super Star Award.
  • Community Activities: Active Member of Hattiesburg Community Church. Proud Supporter of Pinebelt Association for Families, NAIFA, ARC of Hattiesburg, NWTF, and Special Olympics of MS.
  • Hobbies: Reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her children.
Michael Griffin

MICHAEL GRIFFIN

Associate Agent
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Graduated from Presbyterian Christian High School where he lettered in Baseball. Active Member of Venture Church in Hattiesburg.
  • Education: 2014, B.S., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Agent Qualifications: Licensed Property & Casualty, as well as Life and Health
  • Hobbies: Attending and supporting Mississippi State University Athletics, playing golf, going to the beach, and reading romance novels in his spare time.
Sybil Waters

SYBIL WATERS

Commercial Accounts Manager
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Married to Keith Waters, mother to two daughters, Becky and Teresa. Grandmother to five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. An active member of Sanford Independent Gospel Church.
  • Education: Collins High, PRC-Office Specialist.
  • Agent Qualifications: 30 years of Insurance Experience with The James Agency. Starting as Customer Service, Associate Agent and currently the General Manager.
  • Hobbies: Traveling in her RV with her husband Keith.
Kandie Forbes

KANDIE FORBES

Agency Manager / Personal Lines Manager
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Married to David Forbes. Kandie and David have two boys, Dylan and Landon. Active Member of Venture Church of Hattiesburg.
  • Education: 1993, B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Agent Qualifications: Property & Casualty Licensed in Mississippi
  • Hobbies: Spending time watching her boys play sports, going to the beach, shopping, and hanging at the lake.
Paige Sulzer

PAIGE SULZER

Licensed Sales & Service Representative
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Married to Tyler Sulzer of Seminary, MS. An Active member of Sweetwater Pentecostal Tabernacle of Moselle, MS.
  • Education: Graduating class of 2012, Indiana Bible College
  • Agent Qualifications: Property and Casualty Licensed in Mississippi
  • Hobbies: Enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, sewing, shopping, and spending quality time with family and friends

VICKIE CRABTREE

Receptionist
  • Biography: Married to Lewis (Butch) Crabtree. Mother to two daughters, Lori and Amanda. Grandmother to six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. An active member of Sweetwater Pentecostal Tabernacle of Moselle, MS.
  • Education: North Forrest High School. Thompson Direct: Freelance Writer.
  • Agent Qualifications: CSR eight years.
  • Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Crocheting, Fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

PENNY SIMS

Licensed Sales & Service Representative
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Biography: Married to Tim Sims of Bay Springs, MS. Tim and I have four children Anthony, Joshua, Emily and Savannah. Grandparents to three grandchildren. Member of The Springs Church in Sumrall, MS.
  • Education: 1984 graduate of Calloway County High School.
  • Agent Qualifications: Property and Casualty Licensed in MS.
  • Hobbies: Enjoys running and spending quality time with friends and family.

CINDY RAWLS

Senior Commercial Accounts Manager
  • Licensed in: MS
  • Professional Designations: Certified Insurance Industry Professional (CIIP); Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)
  • Education: Graduating Class of 1980 – Moss Point High School, Moss Point MS; attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Jr College, Hinds County Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Agent Qualifications: MS Licensed – Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Former President of Insurance Women of Laurel (MS) and Hattiesburg Insurance Professionals. 30+ years in the insurance industry.
  • Publications: March 2015 – International Association of Insurance Professionals – “I CAN! A Step Above Series – Commercial Auto”
  • Awards: 2013 Distinguished Service Award of Excellence (Region III Mississippi)
  • Biography: Cindy has two children: Lindsey Driskill & William Driskill (married to former Kayla Stroo), and one grandson, Thomas Jude Driskill. Cindy is an active member to 38th Avenue Baptist Church in Hattiesburg where she plays the keyboard and piano.
  • Community Activities: Active member of the Hattiesburg Moose Lodge 1804/Chapter 414 and supporter of Moose Charities.
  • Hobbies: Enjoying spending quality time with family & friends, outdoor activities & fishing, and watching football, especially LSU & New Orleans Saints!

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