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Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell

Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell

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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. 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.

Education
Trial Lawyers College
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Mississippi College School of Law
J.D.
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University of Alabama School of Law
B.S. (1977) | Psychology and Literature
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
Current
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2006-2015
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
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
Mississippi Attorneys for Constitutional Justice
Past President and Founding Member
Current
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California Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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JAMPAC
Chairman
Current
Activities: A political action group dedicated to protecting the civil justice system and the right to trial by jury.
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American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Public Justice and the Center for Justice and Democracy
Member
Current
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Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Southern Poverty Law Center
Member
- Current
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Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
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West Virginia Bar
Member
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National Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Public Citizen
Member
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Center for Justice & Democracy
Member
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American Civil Liberties Union
Member
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Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Million Dollar Forum
Member
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Mississippi Hispanic Association
Member
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Mississippi State Bar
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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American Association of Justice
Member
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Mississippi Association of Justice
Past President, Political Action Chairman, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Stone Pony Award
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Mississippi
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West Virginia
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly rates depend on the complexity and type of legal problem.
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell's Website Profile
Website
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC Website
Blog
Mississippi Consumer Help Blog
Videos
Tara Coxwell, wife of managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, Mississippi personal injury attorneyCoxwell & Associates, PLLC - Jackson, Mississippi Law firm: Results Matter

Tara Coxwell, wife of managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, Mississippi personal injury attorney

Tara Coxwell, wife of managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, Mississippi personal injury attorneyCoxwell & Associates, PLLC - Jackson, Mississippi Law firm: Mississippi Serious Injury

Tara Coxwell, wife of managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, Mississippi personal injury attorney

Tara Coxwell, wife of managing partner, Merrida Coxwell; Mississippi Serious Personal Injury law firmCoxwell & Associates, PLLC, Mississippi Law firm: Serious Personal Injury, Experience & Compassion

Tara Coxwell, wife of managing partner, Merrida Coxwell; Mississippi Serious Personal Injury law firm

Managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, crime and personal injury attorney.Coxwell & Associates, PLLC - Crime & Safety, Jackson, Mississippi Law firm

Managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, crime and personal injury attorney.

Coxwell & Associates partner Chuck Mullins: We will fight for you.Chuck Mullins: A DUI Can Ruin Your Life

Coxwell & Associates partner Chuck Mullins: We will fight for you.

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Contact & Map
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
500 N State St
Jackson, MS 39201
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 231-1600
Telephone: (601) 948-1600
Fax: (601) 948-7097