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Sometimes things happen and you need a good lawyer. Luckily, Jackson has quite a few to help out. Whether its for real estate, divorce, personal injury or everything in between. Check out this year’s results for our Best of Jackson Lawyers and Law Firms pop-up ballot.

 

Carlos Tanner III

CARLOS TANNER III

Best Defense Attorney: Carlos Tanner III
Tanner & Associates, LLC
263 E. Pearl Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-460-1745

Eugene Carlos Tanner III has been active in the Jackson community since June, 2014 when he founded Tanner & Associates, LLC.

Tanner received his bachelor’s degree in finance and Spanish from Morehouse College in 2003 and his law degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He also studied Spanish language and culture at Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain, in 2002.

At his firm he handles criminal and civil cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. In his years as an attorney before founding his firm, Tanner worked as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney Office from 2008-2014 doing a variety of jobs ranging from healthcare fraud coordinator to Internet fraud coordinator, and federal judicial law clerk under Chief United States District Judge Henry T. Wingate.

“He’s dedicated to his craft and the best defense attorney that I’ve seen in my 15 years in the legal field, ” says Jeanine Credit, who is Tanner’s legal assistant.
–Shelby Scott Harris

Best Defense Attorney Finalists: Mike Malouf Jr (Malouf & Malouf – 501 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201, 601-948-4320.) malouflaw.com) | Richard Schwartz (Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., 162 E Amite St, Jackson, MS 39201, 601-988-8888. richardschwartz.com) | Wyatt Hazard (Daniel Coker, Horton, et.al., 4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 400 39211), 601-969-7607.) danielcoker.com)

 

Richard Schwartz

RICHARD SCHWARTZ

Best Local Lawyer, Best Local Law Firm
Richard Schwartz, Schwartz & Associates

162 E Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-988-8888
richardschwartz.com

For more than 20 years, Schwartz & Associates which local lawyer Richard Schwartz owns, has served the Jackson area. As this year’s winner for Best Local Lawyer and Best Local Law Firm, Richard Schwartz and his firm has proven that they are among the best in the area for their service, dedication to clients and commitment to the local community. The firm has helped organizations such as Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, among many others.

Schwartz, a Jackson native, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps College and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1978. He is now a member of the Mississippi Association of Justice, The Mississippi Prosecutors Association and the Mississippi Bar Association. Schwartz has also served for 10 years as the assistant city prosecutor of Jackson and two years as the city prosecutor for Ridgeland. He deals with cases such as personal injury, worker’s compensation and Social Security.

“Law is like a landmine and its (my job) to guide (clients) through it so they don’t step on any mines,” Schwartz says.
–Brooke Dutton

Best Local Lawyer Finalists: Carlos Tanner III (Tanner & Associates, LLC 263 E. Pearl Street, Jackson, MS 39201 601-460-1745.) | Katrina S. Brown (Brown, Bass & Jeter, PLLC, 1991 Lakeland Dr. Ste. L, Jackson, MS 39216, 601-487-8448. bbjlawyers.com) | Mike Malouf Jr (Malouf & Malouf – 501 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201, 601-948-4320.) malouflaw.com

Best Local Law Firm Finalists: Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. (120 N Congress St Ste 200, Jackson, MS 39201 601-948-8005.) | Mike Malouf Jr (Malouf & Malouf – 501 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201, 601-948-4320.) malouflaw.com | Carlos Tanner III (Tanner & Associates, LLC 263 E. Pearl Street, Jackson, MS 39201 601-460-1745.) | The Wade Law Firm, PLLC (321 Highway 51 Ste. C, Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-790-0043. wadelaw.com)

 

MIKE MALOUF JR

MIKE MALOUF JR

Best Plaintiff’s Lawyer: Mike Malouf Jr
Malouf & Malouf
501 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-948-4320
malouflaw.com

Joining his sister Melissa, this year, Mike Malouf Jr has won in the lawyers and law firms pop-up ballot.

Malouf & Malouf specializes in general practice, with its primary focus on personal injury, divorce and criminal law. Malouf’s main areas of practice are personal injury, wrongful death cases and bad faith insurance. He received his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1996. “My family has always been in law and I have always been fascinated by it, he says about deciding to go into law. “It’s and opportunity to help a lot of people.”

Malouf is also active in other community organizations such as Jackson Metro Habitat for Humanity.
— Christopher Peace

Best Plaintiff’s Attorney Finalists: Carlos Tanner III (Tanner & Associates, LLC 263 E. Pearl Street, Jackson, MS 39201 601-460-1745.) | Merrida Coxwell (Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, 500 N State St, Jackson, MS 39201, 601-948-1600. coxwelllaw.com) | Richard Schwartz (Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., 162 E Amite St, Jackson, MS 39201, 601-988-8888. richardschwartz.com)

 

MELISSA MALOUF

MELISSA MALOUF

Best Family Attorney: Melissa Malouf
Malouf & Malouf
501 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-948-4320
malouflaw.com

For the second year in a row, Melissa Malouf of Malouf & Malouf has won a category in our Best of Jackson Best Lawyers pop-up ballot.

In her practice she focuses on areas of domestic relations and criminal law.

Malouf received her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1998. Currently, she is a member of the Hinds County Bar and the Mississippi Bar, where she has served on several committees. She also speaks at seminars regarding divorce, child custody and alienation of affection each year.

On cases such as ones that deal with divorce, Malouf says: “To me, divorce is worse than death. With divorce, you don’t have closure; therefore, I always try to resolve this matter as quickly and amicably for my clients as I can.”
— Christopher Peace

Best Family Attorney Finalists: Richard C. Roberts III (Roberts Bridges & Boydston PLLC, 618 Crescent Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157, 601-607-4144. rbbfamilylaw.com) | Tametrice Hodges (Hodges-Childress Law LLC,199 Charmant Pl, Ridgeland, MS 39157, 601-376-9604. attorneyhodges.com) | Teresa E. Harvey (Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. 120 N Congress St Ste 200, Jackson, MS 39201 601-948-8005.)

 

FRANK 'Buddy' YOUNGBLOOD JR

FRANK ‘Buddy’ YOUNGBLOOD JR

Best Real Estate Attorney: Frank “Buddy” Youngblood Jr
Title & Escrow Services, Inc.
111 Office Park Drive, Ste. A
Brandon, MS 39042
601-825-5200

For Frank “Buddy” Youngblood Jr., owner of Brandon-based law firm Frank M. Youngblood Jr., Attorney at Law and winner of this year’s award for Best Real Estate Attorney, meeting new people is the best part of the job.

“I love meeting all the parties involved in buying and selling and helping them through the process, and I love the camaraderie of walking around and being out and about downtown,” Youngblood says. “We strive to reduce as much of the stress that comes with the buying and selling process as possible, both for people who come into our office and people we work with in the courthouses.”

Youngblood, 59, handles all of the transaction work involved in matters such as closing the sale of a house, resolving a defect in a title, preparing paperwork for the transfer of property, and mortgage work. He has been in practice since 1983 and has been running his Brandon company since 1997.

Cynthia Youngblood, Youngblood’s wife, is his office manager. The couple have two sons, Brad Youngblood, 27 and Frank “Mac” Youngblood III, 32, who works as a missionary in Honduras, together with his wife, Ashley Youngblood, and their two children.
— Dustin Cardon

Best Real Estate Attorney Finalists: Andy Segrest (Randall|Segrest Attorneys & Counselors 992 Northpark Drive, Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157, 601-956-2642; 1900 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216, 601-362-9281) | Jay Cooke (Jack W Cooke, Jr. P.A., 1437 Old Square Rd Ste 106, Jackson, MS 39211, 601-981-1912.) | Robert E. Moorehead (Robert E. Moorehead, Attorneys at Law PLLC, 220 W Jackson St, Ridgeland, MS 39157, 601-956-4557. roberte.moorehead.com) | Sharon Plunkett (Young Wells Attorneys at Law, 141 Township Avenue, Suite 300, Ridgeland, MS 39157, 601-948-6100. youngwells.com)

 
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