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Robert H. Compton - Meridian, MS

1100 23rd AvenueP.O. Box 845 Meridian, MS 39301

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Updated: 10/17/2019

Meridian Car Wrecks Lawyer

Overview

Robert H. Compton has been engaged in an active civil and criminal litigation practice at both the trial and appellate court levels in Meridian, Mississippi and around the State since 1978. As a member of the firm, the primary focus of his trial practice includes personal injury, DUI and criminal defense, contract disputes, commercial and complex litigation...

Robert H. Compton has been engaged in an active civil and criminal litigation practice at both the trial and appellate court levels in Meridian, Mississippi and around the State since 1978. As a member of the firm, the primary focus of his trial practice includes personal injury, DUI and criminal defense, contract disputes, commercial and complex litigation. His practice also includes transactional law, the drafting of contracts, last will and testaments, loan closings, transfers of business interests, business formations, and school law.

Personal Information
Married to the former Lynne Lewis; active members of Highland Baptist Church, Meridian,
Mississippi, where Robert currently serves as a Deacon, Chairman of the Personnel Committee, and Devotional Leader for the weekly Iron Men Breakfast Group. They have two married daughters, and four grandchildren.

Hobbies and Interests
Spending time with family, especially grandchildren; hunting, fishing, hiking, and working on the family tree farm.

About Robert H. Compton

Practice Areas

  • Car Wrecks
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents
  • Rear End Collisions
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Administrative Law
  • Adoption
  • Assault and Battery – Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Bankruptcy Law/Creditor Rights
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Collections
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Educational Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability – Plaintiff
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Wrongful Death – Plaintiff

Litigation

  • 60%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 1978 - present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1978 - present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member, 1982 - present
  • Mississippi School Board Attorneys Association, Member
  • National School Board Attorneys Association, Member
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Member

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 1978
    J.D.
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, 1975
    B.S.
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Business Administration
  • Meridian Community College, Meridian, Mississippi, 1973
    A.A.

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Robert H. Compton

Included on the 2023 Mid-South list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert H. Compton on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Elected Lauderdale County Prosecuting Attorney, 1980 - 2003
  • Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, Mississippi State Board of Bar Admissions, 1991 - present
  • Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners, 1997 - 2000
  • President, Lauderdale County Bar Association, 1988, and 2006
  • Initial Incorporator for Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., and General Counsel, 1989 - present
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Commissioned 1986

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Office Information

Address

1100 23rd AvenueP.O. Box 845 Meridian, MS 39301

Fax

  • 601-693-4840

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Representative Cases

  • Delker v. State, 50 So. 3d 300, (Miss. 2010), cert. denied by Delker v. Mississippi, 131 S.Ct. 2941, 180 L.Ed.2d 233, 79 USLW 3673 (U.S.Miss. May 31, 2011)
  • Commercial Bank v. Hearn, 923 So. 2d 202, (Miss. 2006)
  • Board of Educ. of Calhoun County v. Warner, 853 So.2d 1159 (Miss. 2003)
  • Hall v. Dillard, 739 So.2d 383 (Ct. App. Miss. 1999)
  • Quitman Consolidated School District v. Enterprise School District, et al., 105 F.Supp.2d 545 (S.D Miss. 1999), Affirmed 226 F.3d 642, 148 Ed. Law Rep. 602 (5th Cir. July 11, 2000)
  • Broadhead v. Bonita Lakes Mall, Limited Partnership, 702 So.2d 92 (Miss. 1997)
  • Brown v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 669 So.2d 92 (Miss. 1996)
  • Lauderdale County School District v. Enterprise School District, et al., 24 F.3d 671 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Austin Development Co. & Eastover Bank for Savings v. Sowashee Venture v. Austin Development, 19 F.3d 1077 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Estate of Otho Brown v. Lauderdale County School District, 624 So.2d 77 (Miss. 1993)
  • Null v. Buntyn, 553 So.2d 29 (Miss. 1989)

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