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Criminal defense (DUI, narcotics, possessions, sales, probation violation) 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, 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.


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.


Finally, 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. 


 Contact me today to discuss your case.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    16 years, 400 cases



Hourly ($100-400/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Padgett Law Firm, pllc

103-2A Woodland Road
POB 1324
Batesville, MS, 38606


MSAuthorized to practice law200007/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in MississippiThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top 100 Defense Attorneys NationallyThe National Trial Lawyers Association2016
"10 Best" Attorneys for the State of MississippiAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
15 year anniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of MississippiNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Superb ratingAvvo2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyCIty of Charleston2014 - Present
Youth Court AttorneyPanola County2002 - Present
OwnerPadgett Law Firm, PLLC2001 - Present
City AttorneyTown of Webb2012 - 2014
Public DefenderCity of Charleston2008 - 2014
JudgeCity of Como2008 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi Prosecutors AssociationMember2012 - Present
Rotary ClubMember2010 - Present
Southern States PBAarea legal rep2010 - Present
Fellowship of Christian AthletesBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Panola County Bar AssociationPast President2001 - Present
Mississippi BarMember2000 - Present
Mississippi Judicial CollegeMember2008 - 2013
NFL Players AssociationContracted Adviser2007 - 2009
Sports Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drive By Shooting8 years to serve
Possession of 100 pounds of marijuana3 years to serve
Armed Robbery dismissedcharges dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of MississippiCriminal JusticeB.P.A.1997