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  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    20 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    20 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    20 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    20 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 10%
    20 years


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert W Gambrell

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I first met Rhea in 2006 when I decided to move to Oxford from the Mississippi Coast after Katrina. Before moving, I rented an office from Jay and his partner, Jay Carmean. On the days that I was in that office, I saw first hand how Rhea is dedicated to serving his clients. He has a tremendous reputation in our community and is considered one of the best lawyers in Oxford, regardless of the area of practice.


    Robert Gambrell Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
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  • Cynthia A. Sherwood

    I give Rhea Tannehill the highest endorsement possible. He represented my nephew in a wrongful death case and got a result that was swift and extraordinary. He also showed genuine concern for my nephew and his family during the litigation and after. Rhea is an exceptional attorney.


    Cynthia Sherwood Federal crime Attorney
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Contact info

Tannehill Carmean & Mckenzie PLLC

829 N Lamar Blvd Ste 1
Oxford, MS, 38655-2858


MSAuthorized to practice law199608/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2013
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Fellow of the MS BarMississippi Bar2012
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2011
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2010
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Outstanding Paralegal Community Service AwardUniversity of Mississippi2006
Mississippi Emergency Service Medal for his service.MS Army National GuardN/A
Mississippi Commendation MedalMS Army National GuardN/A
Humanitarian Service MedalMS Army National GuardN/A
Mississippi Magnolia MedalMS Army National GuardN/A
Combat Action BadgeUnited States of AmericaN/A
Bronze Star MedalUnited States of AmericaN/A
Global War on Terrorism MedalUnited States of AmericaN/A
Overseas Service RibbonUnited States of AmericaN/A
Afghanistan Campaign Medal,United States of AmericaN/A
National Defense Service MedalUnited States of AmericaN/A
James O. Dukes Professionalism ProgramUM School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Brigade Trial CounselUnited States Army2014 - Present
Managing PartnerTannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC2012 - Present
JudgeMunicipal Court of Sardis, Mississippi2007 - Present
AttorneyPanola County School Board2010 - 2014
Managing PartnerTannehill & Carmean, PLLC2004 - 2011
Managing PartnerTannehill Law Firm, PLLC2003 - 2004
AttorneyOxford Housing Authority2003 - 2014
AttorneyMississippi Region II Housing Authority2003 - 2014
Prosecuting AttorneyMunicipal Court of Sardis, Mississippi2003 - 2007
PartnerTollison Law Firm, P.A.1999 - 2002
AssociateTollison Law Firm, P.A.1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi Army National GuardBDE Judge Advocate General, 155th ABCT1992 - Present
Oxford/Lafayette County United WayBoard of DirectorsN/A
Tri-County Jr. Bar AssociationsPresidentN/A
Lafayette County Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Mississippi State BarProfessional Responsibility CommitteeN/A
Yoknapatawpha Arts CouncilN/AN/A
Mississippi State BarSecond Vice-President2007 - 2008
Mississippi State BarCommissioner of The Mississippi Bar and Executive Committee2006 - 2008
Mississippi State BarPresident of Young Lawyers Division2006 - 2007
Mississippi State BarCharacter & Fitness Committee2001 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Williams v. Toliver, 759 So.2d 1195 (Miss. 2000)Reversed
Bailey Brake Farms, Inc. v. Trout et al., 116 So.3d 1064 (Miss. 2013)Reversed and rendered.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Mississippi School of LawEducationMA - Masters1992
University of Mississippi School of LawPublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1991