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Michael S. Carr

Michael S. Carr

MISSISSIPPI BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights...
  • Mississippi
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Summary

Michael "Mike" Carr focuses his practice on state and federal criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights.

Mike is a very experienced trial attorney, having litigated more than 50 jury trials in state and federal court as lead counsel, ranging from complex six figure civil personal injury cases to triple homicide capital murder defense. He is often hired as specialized counsel assisting lawyers in other states and has been admitted pro hac vice in Georgia and Tennessee on multiple occasions.

In addition to this practice, Michael is heavily involved in several professional organizations. He is an on-call attorney for the Police Benevolent Association. He is one of 10 CJA panel members serving 36 counties in Northern Mississippi.

Mike currently serves as Mississippi Bar Commissioner for the 11th Circuit, and regularly participates in Wills for Heroes, where he assists first responders with drafting wills and estate planning. He has served as a judge and attorney coach for the Mississippi High School Mock Trial Competition for ten years.

A regular presenter at the University of Mississippi, Delta State University, and Continuing Legal Education events, Mike has received statewide recognition for his work with Lawyers in Every Classroom, which educates high school and college students on a wide range of topics involving the legal profession. Mike was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by the Mississippi Bar, and maintains a top "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Mike is married to Kelli Carr and they have three children.

Education
University of Mississippi
J.D. (2006) | Criminal & Constitutional Law
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Studied international business and law of war at Downing College Cambridge Studied international business and international law through Semester at Sea - University of Pittsburg
Activities: International Mock Trial
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University of Mississippi
B.A. (2003) | Double Major - History & Spanish
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Honors: Summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Bar Commissioner - 11th Circuit
MISSISSIPPI BAR ASSOCIATION
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Fearing Fido: Recent Trends Involving First Responders, Man's Best Friend, and Damages
Blue Review
The Modern-Day Jaundice v. Jaundice: What is a Reasonable Amount of Time to Build a Public Road?
Zoning and Planning Law Report - Government Law Center of Albany Law School, NY
Speaking Engagements
Supreme Court Issues Dam Ruling: Discharge Triggers Permit Requirement Even in Absence of Pollution, Groundwater Management Districts Association Summer Conference, Jackson Hole, WY
Groundwater Management Districts Association
Impact of Illegal Immigration on Local Government Law Enforcement, International Municipal Lawyers Association Mid-Year Seminar, Washington, D.C.
International Municipal Lawyers Association
Mississippi Tort Claims Act & ยง1983 Litigation: Update Covering January 2006 -April 2007 Rulings Relevant To Public Sector Claims And Practice,, Presentation to Trident Insurance Company, San Antonio, TX
Trident Insurance Company
Mandatory Death Penalty and a Just Rule of Law: Can These Ever Equate?, Scholarship Essay Presented to the Public Law Section of the International Bar Association
International Bar Association
The Impact of Illegal Immigration on Local Governments in the Areas of Law Enforcement: Education and Incarceration of Criminals, World Jurist Association, Conference on World Wide Immigration and the Rule of Law, Los Angeles, CA
World Jurist Association
Construction Defect Litigation: A Three-Part Legal Update for Swiss Reinsurance Company, Swiss Reinsurance Company Seminar, Chicago, IL
Swiss Reinsurance Company
Sweet Water and State Lines: A New Boundary Dispute East of the Mississippi River, Groundwater Management District Association Spring Conference, Tallahassee, FL
Groundwater Management District Association
Remedies in Election Disputes: The International Context, Equality Center of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Seminar, Washington, D.C.
Equality Center of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Role of National Governments in Providing Models for Continuity of Governmental Services and Sustainable Growth: Terrorism's Challenges to the Rule of Law, World Jurist Association Jerusalem Conference, Jerusalem, Israel
World Jurist Association
Ethics and Recent Cases Involving Breaches of Ethics, Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Ruleville, MS
Mississippi Physical Therapy Association and Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association
Legal Ethics Update, Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Ruleville, MS
Mississippi Physical Therapy Association and Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association
RFK in the Delta, Presentation to American Government Class, Clarksdale, MS
Coahoma Community College
Jury Service: Voir Dire to Verdict, Presentation to The Madison Center for the Study of Human Rights and the Constitution, Cleveland, MS
Delta State University
Legal Implications of Being a Teacher/Coach: Duties, Rights, and Immunity from Suit, Seminar Presentation to the Health and Physical Education/Recreation Department of Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
Delta State University
Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners, Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Ruleville, MS
Mississippi Physical Therapy Association and Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association
Impact of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in the Classroom, Mississippi School Law for Beginning Teachers, Cleveland, MS
Teach for America
Ethical and Legal Issues in Adult Drug Court, Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference, Biloxi, MS
Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals
Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Freedom of Speech from a Cross-Cultural Perspective, Presentation to law school faculty delegation from John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland, Cleveland, MS
Delta State University
Avoiding the Legal Blues: Copyright and Trademark Issues Surrounding the Modern Music Industry, International Conference on the Blues, Cleveland, MS
International Delta Blues Project
Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners, Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Ruleville, MS
Mississippi Physical Therapy Association & Mississippi Occupational Therapy Association
Impact of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in the Classroom, Mississippi School Law for Beginning Teachers, Cleveland, MS
Teach for America
Public Speaking in the Age of the iPad: Raising Confidence and Self-Esteem Through the Spoken Word, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children statewide conference, Pearl, MS
Mississippi Association for Gifted Children
Ethical and Legal Issues in Adult Drug Court, Statewide Conference of Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals, Tupelo, MS
Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals
Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners, Statewide Conference of Mississippi Physical Therapy Association, Tupelo, MS
Mississippi Physical Therapy Association
Candor to the Court: Ethical Issues Arising in Criminal Representation, Bridge the Gap seminar
Mississippi Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
Awards
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
Mississippi Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
Professional Education and the Law Award
Mississippi Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
The Mississippi Bar # 102138
Member
Current
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Criminal Justice Act
Panel Attorney
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Activities: One of 10 attorneys serving 36 counties in northern Mississippi assigned to indigent individuals charged with felonies in federal court
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Southern States Police Benevolent Association
On-Call Attorney
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Activities: Allows for immediate representation of any police officer, sheriff's deputy, or correctional officer in any critical situation from lethal force to employment matters
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mississippi
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5th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • White Collar Crime
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Carr Law Firm, PLLC
301 W. Sunflower Rd. Suite D
Cleveland, MS 38732
USA
Telephone: (662) 441-1529