Tupelo Criminal Law Lawyer
Jason obtained his law degree from the University of Mississippi and immediately opened his own practice, focusing on litigation. He has been a trial lawyer his entire career. He is passionate about all aspects of trial practice, with extensive knowledge of the rules of evidence, as well as criminal and civil procedure. In 2012, Jason was chosen as a Member of the Board of Commissioners for the Mississippi Bar by his peers, representing all of the First Circuit Court District (Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Lee, Monroe and Itawamba Counties). Jason has a peer reviewed AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, rating him the highest possible in both legal ability and ethical standards.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.