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Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell

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Contact: 601.948.1600
Experience:
Law School: Mississippi College School of Law - Mississippi College
Jurisdictions: Arkansas
DC
Mississippi
West Virginia

OVERVIEW

About Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell
Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell was admitted to practice law in October 1980. From the day of admission forward Merrida has been a fierce, dedicated, and aggressive advocate for his clients. Over the past thirty-four (34) years he has handled some of the most complex and highly publicized criminal cases in Mississippi. For example, Merrida successfully defended the Mayor of Jackson, MS, when he was charged with four (4) felonies. He successfully defended a Miss. Supreme Court Judge, won two (2) not guilty verdicts in a row in federal drug cases, won a murder case that the local media called the murder of the century, and numerous other successful defenses. Merrida is a veteran of approximately 18 death penalty cases. Merrida's partner Chuck Mullins has won three (3) consecutive DUI cases in a row in a county known for returning guilty verdicts and he recently won a DUI appeal in the Mississippi Supreme Court. Chuck is superb in complex civil and criminal case. Together Merrida and Chuck have handled over 160 appeals with an impressive reversal record. Together Merrida and Chuck have recovered through verdicts or settlements approximately 300 million dollars for men, women and children who have been injured or defrauded. For example their verdicts or settlements have been: $144 million, $120 million, $20.4 million, $5.7 million, $2.3 million, $2.1 million, $1.6 million, $1.5 million, $1 million, $1 million, $1 million, $875,000.00, $500,000.00, $245,000.00, $175,000.00, plus many other cases. These amounts are not listed to brag but rather to show the dedication Merrida and Chuck have for their clients. The lawyers at Coxwell & Associates do run a "legal factory" and they don't settle clients' cases for "pennies on the dollar." A client may only get one chance for a fair and reasonable recovery so Merrida and Chuck believe it is their duty to get the largest monetary settlement available for the client under the law. Any thing less than the largest recovery does no
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • All major credit cards
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Hourly rates depend on the complexity and type of legal problem.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
DC
Mississippi
West Virginia
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Spanish Yes
Professional Experience
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
Current
Education
Mississippi College School of Law - Mississippi CollegeJ.D.
University of Alabama - TuscaloosaPsychology & English
Professional Activities
Member Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2009-Current
Member Southern Trial Lawyers Association 2007-Current
Member Southern Poverty Law Center 2007-Current
Member Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007-Current
Member Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007-Current
Member National Trial Lawyers Association 2006-Current
Member Public Citizen 2005-Current
Member Center for Justice & Democracy 2005-Current
Member American Civil Liberties Union 2005-Current
Member Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2005-Current
Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2005-Current
Member Million Dollar Forum 2003-Current
Member Mississippi Hispanic Association 2000-Current
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1980-Current
Member American Association of Justice 1977-Current
Past President, Political Action Chairman, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Stone Pony Award Mississippi Association of Justice 1977-Current
Awards
Advocate of the Year, Mississippi Association of Justice
Stanford Young Life Time Achievement Award, Mississippi Association of Justice
Trial Lawyer of the Year, Mississippi Association of Justice
Professional Associations
Member, District of Columbia Bar
-Current
Member, West Virginia Bar
-Current
Member, Mississippi State Bar
-Current

VIDEOS

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WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell Website
Website: Coxwell & Associates Website

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CONTACT & MAP

500 N State St
Jackson, MS 39201
USA
Telephone: 601.948.1600
Fax: 601.948.7097