Attorney at Law

Proudly Serving Clients in Picayune, MS & Beyond

If your back is against the wall, choose Picayune Law, PLLC in Picayune, MS. We assist clients in South Mississippi and on the North Shore in Closings, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Custody, Personal Injury, Estates & Estate Planning and more. Our team has extensive knowledge in these areas, and they provide excellent customer service to make your case smooth and successful.

Our staff comes from varied backgrounds, such as judicial clerkships, Louisiana practices, banking, construction, and business. We all came to Picayune Law in our own way, which gives each person a unique skill set. This makes us capable of meeting all of the needs of our clients.

William “Bill” Cruse

Bill Cruse grew up in Pearl River County. He graduated from Picayune Memorial High School in 2001 and originally attended Pearl River Community College in 2003. He transferred to Mississippi College, where he graduated with a chemistry degree in 2005. Then, he graduated from the Mississippi School of Law in 2009 and began practicing that same year. His parents, Fred and Dianne Cruse, founded Fred’s Westside Pharmacy in Picayune, and his brother, Gordon Cruse, owns the pharmacy.

Bill spent 10 years in Jackson working as a youth minister and Director of Youth Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi before and during his time in law school. He then returned to Picayune to practice law. He enjoys helping clients through the process of estate planning, real estate, closing, and navigating business legal issues. He successfully guides clients through major life transitions so they can thrive in the future.

He and his wife Morgan Cowart Cruse were married in the summer of 2005 and they have three children. His family and his work in Jackson inspired him to move back home and help the people and businesses where he grew up. He doesn’t take this privilege and responsibility lightly. Bill is a member of Kiwanis and a lifelong member of Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Mu.

To contact Bill, please call the office at 769-242-2500 or email him at

Lisa Blackburn

Lisa Blackburn lives in Carriere in Pearl River County, MS and has one son, Matthew. She graduated from West Monroe High School and recently graduated from Pearl River Community College with an Associate’s Degree in healthcare data technology.

Lisa has worked for Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Southern Bancorp and H&R Block before working at Picayune Law, PLLC. She has been with us since our founding. As our Closing Assistant, she helps Bill Cruse in estate planning, estates, real estate and corporate. She is compassionate towards clients and their cases. She is also a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Picayune.

Sarah Haselmeir

Sarah Haselmeir, our abstractor, is also a designer and realtor.

Anthony Bounds

Bio coming soon!

Carrie Smith

Bio coming soon!

To speak with a member of our staff or to schedule an appointment with us, please contact us at 769-242-2500. We can’t wait to meet you!