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Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell

Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell

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  • Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Criminal Law...
  • Arkansas, DC, Mississippi, West Virginia
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Summary

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
Mississippi College School of Law
J.D.
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University of Alabama School of Law
B.S. / Psychology and Literature (1977)
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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
Past President and Founding Member
Mississippi Attorneys for Constitutional Justice
Current
Member
California Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Current
Chairman
JAMPAC
Current
Activities: A political action group dedicated to protecting the civil justice system and the right to trial by jury.
Member
American Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Member
Public Justice and the Center for Justice and Democracy
Current
Member
Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
Southern Poverty Law Center
- Current
Member
Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
District of Columbia Bar
- Current
Member
West Virginia Bar
- Current
Member
National Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
Public Citizen
- Current
Member
Center for Justice & Democracy
- Current
Member
American Civil Liberties Union
- Current
Member
Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Member
Million Dollar Forum
- Current
Member
Mississippi Hispanic Association
- Current
Member
Mississippi State Bar
- Current
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Member
American Association of Justice
- Current
Past President, Political Action Chairman, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Stone Pony Award
Mississippi Association of Justice
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
DC
Mississippi
West Virginia
5th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
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
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • DUI & DWI
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Merrida (Buddy) Coxwell's Website Profile
Website
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC Website
Blog
Mississippi Lawyer Blog
Blog
Mississippi Consumer Help Blog
Videos
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC - Jackson, Mississippi Law firm: Results Matter

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

Coxwell & Associates, PLLC - Jackson, Mississippi Law firm: Mississippi Serious Injury

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

Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, Mississippi Law firm: Serious Personal Injury, Experience & Compassion

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

Coxwell & Associates, PLLC - Crime & Safety, Jackson, Mississippi Law firm

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

Chuck Mullins: A DUI Can Ruin Your Life

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

Everybody Makes Mistakes

Serious attorneys for serious problems

Merrida Coxwell: Everything They Deserve

Coxwell & Associates - Get out of jail

Maris, West and Baker Production: Krauscape Director: Monte Krause Art Director: Chris Nolen Copywriter: Marc Leffler

Coxwell & Associates "Go To Jail"

Coxwell & Associates "Go To Jail" 1 x :15 Shot, Directed & edited by Monte Kraus & Philip Scarborough. Agency: Maris West & Baker 2007

Coxwell & Associates "Coffee Grinder"

Coxwell & Associates "Coffee Grinder" Directed by Monte Kraus & Philip Scarborough. Edited by Philip Scarborough Sound design/music Composition: Sam Watson Gaffer: Sam Watson. Agency: Maris West & Baker feb 07'

Coxwell & Associates "06"

Coxwell & Associates "06" Directed by Monte Kraus & Philip Scarborough. Edited by Philip Scarborough Sound design/music Composition: Sam Watson Agency: Maris West & Baker may 06'

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