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Merrida P. Coxwell

601-948-1600
Merrida P. Coxwell
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39201
www.coxwelllaw.com
Phone: 601-948-1600
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About Merrida P. Coxwell

To put it short and sweet, I started practicing in October 1980. From that time forward I handled all types of criminal charges/cases in Federal Court, Circuit Court, County Court, Justice Court, and Municipal Courts all across Mississippi. I am licensed to pracitce law in Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virgiania, and the District of Columbia. I have worked on over 120 appeals to the Mississippi Supr... read more »

Biography

To put it short and sweet, I started practicing in October 1980. From that time forward I handled all types of criminal charges/cases in Federal Court, Circuit Court, County Court, Justice Court, and Municipal Courts all across Mississippi. I am licensed to pracitce law in Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virgiania, and the District of Columbia. I have worked on over 120 appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, Appellate Court, or Federal Courts. I have handles cases in Chicago, Alabama, Texas, and several other states across America.

My pracitce also involves serious accident & injury cases.   These cases  include defective products, dangerous drugs, accidents caused by drunk drivers, premise liability, auto accidents caused by tractor trailer rigs, and similar accidents and injuries. My office has obtained verdicts and/or settlements as follows: 144 million, 120 million, 20.4 million 5.7 million, 2.3 million, 2.1 million, 1.6 million, 1.5 million, 1.2 millon, 1 million, 1 million, 1 million, $875,000.00, $500,000.00, $352,000.00, $245,000.00, $175,000.00, plus others. We don't list these amounts to brag, but rather to show that we are a law firm that believes in getting the client the maximum amount of money to which they are entitled under the law for the harms and losses they have suffered. We have handled complex civil litigation and mass tort involving hundred of people. We are currently involved in Transvaginal Mesh and Depuy hip cases. There are firms that operate law suit factories. They get cases in with their TV ads and settle them for "pennies on the dollar." That won't happen at Coxwell & Associates. Your case will be treated as an individual case.

We also work on criminal cases. We have a love for helping people solve problems with the criminal justice system. Due to our extensive experience our rapport with prosecutors is very good. We have gotten not guilty verdicts in many cases, for example: A case the local press called the Murder of the Century; An anthrax hoax case; two (2) separate and consecutive federal drug conspiracies; The bombing of a local lawyer's house; Three (3) not guilty DUI verdicts in a row; A DUI win in the Mississippi Supreme Court; Multiple reversals in the Mississippi Supreme Court on criminal appeals and two (2) reversals and discharges. Merrida and Chuck are well know and recognized across the state of Mississippi as innovative, smart, and aggressive criminal defense attorneys.

My father was a dedicated lawyer for familes and working men and women. My brother is a lawyer as well as two (2) of my first cousins. I have followed in my Dad's footsteps. I am completely and totally an attorney, through and through. I try my best not to let it interfer with my family life. Fortunately, my family understands that when I am involved with a client or a case, that client gets my undivided attention. This is the way it has to be!

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Merrida P. Coxwell -
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39201
www.coxwelllaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 601-948-1600
  • Fax: 601-948-7097

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense50.00%
Personal Injury50.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Arkansas Member in Good Standing 2012
West Virginia Member in Good Standing 2007
District of Columbia Member in Good Standing 2007
Mississippi Member in Good Standing 1980

Work Experience

Position Duration
Managing Partner, Coxwell & Associates, PLLC 1980 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyers college graduate 2009
Mississippi College School of Law. Law J.D. 1980

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009 – present
Graduate Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College 2009 – present
Member Southern Trial Lawyers Association present
Member Southern Poverty Law Center present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association present
Member American Association for Justic present
Member Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Advocate of the Year Mississippi Association of Justice 2014
Stanford Young Life Time Achievement Award Mississippi Association of Justice 2014
Trial Lawyer of the Year Mississippi Association for Justice 2008

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Publications and Articles

Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes

Published 2001

Publisher: Aspatore

Book for the defense of drug cases.