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Jeffrey J. Padgett

Criminal defense Attorney at Batesville, MS

4.6   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    I handle traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases in the state of Mississippi. Whether it be a DUI, traffic ticket, possession, sale of controlled substances, I have successfully defended them all.

    24 years

  2. Expungement
    20%
    Just because you were convicted of a felony, or plead guilty to a felony, does not mean it has to follow you around the rest of your life. Not all felonies can be expunged, but under recent changes to the law, a lot more people are eligible.

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    If you've been injured, you need someone that knows your rights and what you deserve. I am that guy.

    24 years

Criminal defense makes up a large portion of the clients I represent.  I have handled drive-by shootings, attempted murder, possession of controlled substances, aggrevated assaults, felony domestic violence, conspiracy, trafficking, hundreds of DUIs and countless other felony charges.  If you have already been convicted of a felony, I may be able to either expunge your record or get your hunting rights back depending on your specific situation.

 

No one should try and deal with an insurance company by themselves, and that is why I am here to help you get the treatment you need along with the compensation you deserve. If you have been in an accident, you are entitled to have your medical bills covered and be compensated for your injuries and lost wages.  I have been handling these matters for over 17 years and know how to handle the insurance companies and their adjusters.

 

I also handle divorce, child custody, visitation and modification cases. In 2014, I was named one of the Top 10 Attorneys under 40 in family law.  I focus on protecting the rights of dads in divorce.  They have a right to see their kids and be a part of their lives. Dads also have as much right to custody of the children as moms.  Courts are starting to recognize this fact more and more, but with most attorneys focusing on letting the mom have custody, it's hard to find an attorney to fight for the dad's rights.  I had to walk this road myself, and fortunately with the right game plan, I got custody of both of my kids.

 

 

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Location

The Padgett Law Firm, pllc
22260 Hwy 6 East
POB 1324
Batesville, MS, 38606

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by LaVonia | February 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good guy
Only once and he explained how things would be very detailed with friendly personality.
Posted by Margie | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1 call that’s all
When I needed him he was there !! My scenario was taken care of in a timely manner. Pleasant and knowledgeable.
Posted by Jason | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer
Very friendly guy. Never meet him in person but he has answered a few questions for me. Over the phone and messanger. Again awesome fellow
Posted by Chad | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family law help
Went above and beyond to help any way he could very satisfied would recommend him to anyone
Posted by Jenn | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Padgett represented my family in the courts. I believe the outcome of his efferts we're exactly what were needed. He is understanding, honest, fair and extremely knowledgeable.
Posted by Shane Foreman | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good guy
Mr. Jeffrey helped me with some legal advice and was very knowledgeable and respectful! Really helped me a lot.
Posted by Ricky | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knows his stuff.
Unlike some attorneys I've dealt with, Jeff Padgett answers questions clearly in layman's terms. If the answer is "You don't have a case", that what he'll say instead of string a client along for billable hours. Other attorneys I know speak highly of him.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great criminal defense work
Mr. Padgett has helped me out of numerous jams and other legal situations. He is knowledgeable about the legal system and won't sugar coat things just to try to get you to hire him.
Posted by STEVEN | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
YOU WONT REGRET IT
Jeffery is a good guy and heck of a lawyer. If you need representation give him a shout.
Posted by Johnna | February 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mrs Johnna Ashmore
Mr. Padgett has helped me on many situations with my grandchildren . Without him I would be lost . He has always been forthright and honest with me .
Posted by Roy | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will processing
My wife and I had Jeff compose our Last Will and Testament and he was very helpful and with a great price.
Posted by Jimbo | July 1, 2014
Excellent attorney, thank you!
Jeff Padgett cares about his clients and is willing to go to the mat for them at any time. He is the most scrupulous , concerned lawyer I have ever encountered (and my own father was an attorney). Thank you Padgett Law firn
Posted by Christy | June 19, 2014
Jeff Padgett the Lawyer to have.
I have used Jeffrey for different legal issues such as child support and Wills and even traffic tickets. I have recommended him to people who have informed me that they are so happy that I recommended him. He knows his stuff and is an overall great guy. If you have any legal issues I say Jeffrey is your guy.
Posted by Mark | August 13, 2013
Trused Council
Mr. Padgett has been invaluable to me in every business adventure I've attempted. Without his knowledge of law and speedy response, I would have been lost. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Joe | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charged
DUI charges stemming from a road block were dismissed. I was definitely pleased with the results, if not their timeliness. I would certainly use this lawyer again if ever I am in need of legal council.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Somewhat ok
He gave me good information but when I sent a message to be clear on what I need to do he never respond back to me. So I will look elsewhere for an attorney
Response from Jeffrey Padgett February 13, 2018
Sometimes a prospect slips through the cracks. It's not good, but it happens. In the high speed world I live in, it may not be the last time in my career that this happens. It's always best to call the office and get a direct line of communication going instead of relying on message boards or website communications. All calls are returned if you just call my office at 662-563-9625. I hope everything worked out for you.
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Posted by Matthew Johnson | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WOULD NOT USE AGAIN
i hired this attorney back in April and he took my money and ran. He never showed up for court and left me fighing for custody of my child by my self
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • 17th Circuit Court District Drug Court
  • 2019 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Charleston
  • 2014 - Present
  • Youth Court Attorney
  • Panola County
  • 2002 - Present
  • Owner
  • Padgett Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • Town of Webb
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Public Defender
  • City of Charleston
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Judge
  • City of Como
  • 2008 - 2014
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Mississippi
  • B.P.A.
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody battle
  • won custody for a dad
  • possession of 10 lbs of marijuana
  • charges dismissed
  • 4 oz. cocaine with intent
  • 2 years to serve
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Associations

  • Mississippi Prosecutors Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southern States PBA
  • area legal rep
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Panola County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2001 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mississippi Judicial College
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • NFL Players Association
  • Contracted Adviser
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Mississippi
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Defense Attorneys Nationally
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for the State of Mississippi
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 15 year anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Mississippi
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Superb rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse Jeffrey
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Great representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a committed professional and wise lawyer for his clients and those are traits that improve the legal system overall. He has an outstanding reputation in Mississippi, and I endorse him without any hesitation. Lance Mixon Carmody, Stewart & Mixon Flowood, MS"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a real professional and I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him in a criminal or family law case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Padgett has a reputation a fighter for his clients.He is always well versed in the Law,and makes a very good appearance in court.Jeff's clients are fortunate to have him for legal repsentation,his years of experience and dedication to his practice will enable him to have a long and distinguished legal career."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When I have a question about criminal law in MS, I call on Jeff."
Entertainment Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation
DUI and DWI
Entertainment
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense