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Merrida P. Coxwell

Merrida P. Coxwell


Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
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Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
Jackson, MS

About Merrida P. Coxwell

Attorney 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!


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (50%)
 
Personal Injury (50%)

Résumé - Merrida P. Coxwell

Bar Licenses

Mississippi State Bar
Mississippi
Member in Good Standing
1980

Arkansas State Bar
Arkansas
Member in Good Standing
2012

District of Columbia State Bar
District of Columbia
Member in Good Standing
2007

West Virginia State Bar
West Virginia
Member in Good Standing
2007

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Work Experience

Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
Managing Partner, Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
1980

Education

Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyers college
2009

Mississippi College School of Law.
J.D.
1980

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Associations

Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Member
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009

Graduate
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
2009

Member
Southern Poverty Law Center

Member
American Association for Justic

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Awards & Recognitions

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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Contact Merrida P. Coxwell

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

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

ACDLA serves as the unified voice of the state's criminal defense community, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law and protecting the rights of the accused.


Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

AACDL works to ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and due process for persons accused of crimes while educating and assisting criminal defense attorneys in their practice.


Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

GACDL advocates for the rights of the accused, adequate funding for the defense of the indigent, and a fair criminal justice system.


Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

TACDL provides training, education and networking opportunties to its members while advocating for a fair criminal justice system.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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