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William W Housley

also known as William Wayne Housley, W. Wayne Housley

About me

From an early age I have been intensely interested in all things that involve competition and sports.  Love for football, basketball, and baseball were unavoidable as I was a teacher and coaches son.  I was blessed to have played three years of college basketball and a year of baseball in college.  Many lessons were learned on the courts and fields of my youth.

Perhaps even more important was the love to learn instilled by my parents.  I am a voracious reader that leans toward biographies and histories and factual portrayals.

Presently I am actively engaged at my church as a Sunday school teacher.

I am happily married for over 20 years and blessed by 6 children.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    2 years
  3. Divorce: 15%
  4. Sex Crime: 5%
  5. Expungement: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Attorney At Law

110 Robins St
Tupelo, MS, 38804-3709


MSAuthorized to practice law199301/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers for MississippiAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Nominated for Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersNation Trial Lawyers2015
Nominated for Top 10 Attorney Award in MississippiNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top Attorney Criminal DefenseAVVO2014
Top Attorney DUIAVVO2014
Top Contributor Criminal DefenseAVVO2014
Top Contributor DUIAVVO2014
Nominated for Top 10 Attorney Award for MississippiNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Nominated for Top 50 DUI Attorneys in MississippiThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Nominated for 10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilliam Wayne Housley, Attorney at Law1996 - 2014
AttorneyJim Waide and Associates1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi State BarMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Mississippi v. J.D.J.Life without parole
Pontotoc County v. K. B.All charges DISMISSED
State of Mississippi v. D.F.DUI dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesThe Importance of Communication for Criminal Defense2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Mississippi State UniversityMathematics EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Clarke CollegeComputer ScienceAssociate of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lee County RepublicansProposition 262011