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Joe Sam Owen - Gulfport, MS

1414 25th Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyer


Joe Sam Owen is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and has been admitted pro line twice in multiple states. He has participated as counsel for the plaintiff and as counsel for the defendant in Mass Tort Litigation...

Joe Sam Owen is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and has been admitted pro line twice in multiple states. He has participated as counsel for the plaintiff and as counsel for the defendant in Mass Tort Litigation. He has been involved in more than 350 civil and criminal jury and civil non-jury trials during his forty-seven years in the practice of law beginning in August of 1972. He is a member of the Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Association and a fellow of the American Bar Association. He served as a member on the Committee for the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure and is currently a member of the Federal Criminal Rules Advisory Committee for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. He is also a Life Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

A Mississippi Coast native, Joe Sam Owen received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1972. Mr. Owen has practiced in the U. S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, the U. S. Supreme Court, the U. S. Tax Court and the U. S. Claims Court. During his career, Mr. Owen has served as Assistant District Attorney, Second Circuit Court District of Mississippi, a Former Referee with the Harrison County Family Court, and is a Special Assistant Attorney General handling a designated capital murder case.

Mr. Owen is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Strathmore's Who's Who in America, America's Business and Insurance Attorneys, and the National Directory of Criminal Lawyers. He is a member of the Harrison County, Mississippi, and American Bar Associations; Mississippi Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; American Judicature Society; American Inns of Court; and is the State Liaison Chairman for Breast Implant Litigation.

Mr. Owen has successfully defended high profile federal and state criminal cases. His primary areas of interest are personal injury, criminal defense law, medical malpractice and product liability. In recent years, he has represented Georgia-Pacific in the dioxin litigation, Philip Morris in the tobacco cases, Chiquita International and Waste Management. Mr. Owen is very active in his church, youth sports and community projects.

About Joe Sam Owen

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability


  • 100%

Representative Clients

  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Philip Morris
  • Chiquita International
  • Waste Management


Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Mississippi Bar Association (Member)
  • Harrison County Bar Association (Member)
  • Mississippi Association for Justice (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • American Judicature Society (Member)
  • American Inns of Court (Member)
  • Breast Implant Litigation (State Liaison Chairman)

Past Positions

  • Second Circuit Court District of Mississippi, Assistant District Attorney
  • Harrison County Family Court, Referee
  • Harrison County District Attorney's Office, Special Assistant Attorney General


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Mississippi

Office Information


1414 25th Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501


  • 228-864-6421

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday: Closed


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Past Lists

  • 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Joe Sam Owen on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Strathmore's Who's Who in America
  • Listed in America's Business and Insurance Attorneys
  • Listed in National Directory of Criminal Lawyers
  • Selected to the Mississippi Super Lawyer List, 2007 - 2013

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