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Jay Westfaul

Jay Westfaul

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Divorce & Separation

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About Me

    Jay Westfaul is a life-long citizen of Mississippi, with his geneology tracing his ancestry to 1713.   He has deep roots in this state with family continuously living in what is now Mississippi for over 300 years.   He was educated in the public schools of Mississippi, and practices law in each of the state's 82 counties, as well as the federal courts of both the Northern and Southern districts of Mississippi.    


Languages Spoken: English, Russian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Car Accidents: 75%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-750/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Jeffrey J. Padgett

    I have known Jay for many years, and would not hesitate to hire him myself should I ever need to hire an attorney.


    Jeffrey Padgett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Westfaul Law Firm

Governor Charles C. "Cliff" Finch Building
115 Eureka Street, Suite A
Batesville, MS, 38606-2540



MSAuthorized to practice law199108/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding service to children awardThe Mississippi Department of Human Services1999
Selected MemberWho's Who Among American Teachers1999
Best Attorney in Panola County, MississippiPanola County, Mississippi Newspaper1998
Outstanding Service AwardBatesville Civitan Club1998
Selected MemberWho's Who International1996
Selected MemberWho's Who In American Law1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Family Master, Special Master, Youth Court JudgeThe State of Mississippi1998 - 2003
Municipal JudgeThe State of Mississippi1996 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNorthwest Mississippi Community College1994 - 2003
OwnerThe Westfaul Law Firm1991 - Present
Lyndon B. Johnson InternThe United States House of Representatives1985 - 1985
OrganistThe Episcopal Church1981 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Mississippi Bar AssociationChairman, Paralegal Committee2011 - Present
Southeastern Juvenile Justice ConferenceMember1999 - 2000
The Mississippi Bar AssociationChairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee1999 - 2004
The University of Mississippi Lamar OrderMember1998 - Present
Panola County Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 1999
Conference of Mississippi JudgesN/A1996 - Present
Mississippi Judicial CollegeParticipant1996 - Present
The Mississippi Municipal Judge's AssociationPresident1996 - Present
The Mississippi Bar AssociationCommittee on Problems of the Homeless and Indigent1992 - 1993
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Mississippi BarN/A1991 - Present
Panola County Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lewis v. ButlerSupreme Court of Mississippi -- Won
Hodge v. HodgeAffirmed
Tedford v. TedfordLost in Trial Court; Reversed and Rendered by Supreme Court - WON

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Publication NameTitleDate
AmazonSaving Mississippi2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of MississippiGovernmental AffairsB.P.A.1988
St. Paul's Episcopal SchoolN/AHigh School1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Numerous Conferences and EventsLegal Issues2014