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    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


  1. Car Accident: 75%
    25 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Divorce: 25%
    25 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-750/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • 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 law199108/15/2016
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
Municipal JudgeThe State of Mississippi1996 - Present
OwnerThe Westfaul Law Firm1991 - Present
OrganistThe Episcopal Church1981 - Present
Family Master, Special Master, Youth Court JudgeThe State of Mississippi1998 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorNorthwest Mississippi Community College1994 - 2003
Lyndon B. Johnson InternThe United States House of Representatives1985 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Mississippi Bar AssociationChairman, Paralegal Committee2011 - Present
The University of Mississippi Lamar OrderMember1998 - Present
Mississippi Judicial CollegeParticipant1996 - Present
Conference of Mississippi JudgesN/A1996 - Present
The Mississippi Municipal Judge's AssociationPresident1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Panola County Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Mississippi BarN/A1991 - Present
The Mississippi Bar AssociationChairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee1999 - 2004
Southeastern Juvenile Justice ConferenceMember1999 - 2000
Panola County Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 1999
The Mississippi Bar AssociationCommittee on Problems of the Homeless and Indigent1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baker v. Panola County, MississippiMississippi Court of Appeals -Won
Thomas v. Board of Supervisors of Panola County, MississippiSupreme Court of Mississippi -- Won
Pittman v. PittmanWon
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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