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James David Harper

Employment and labor Attorney at Oxford, MS

5.0   3 reviews

also known as James Harper

Licensed for 25 years

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James Harper has a litigation-focused practice, with significant experience in employment, commercial, property, civil rights, and personal injury litigation in federal and state courts in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Alabama. James also has experience in mediation and business consulting. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Memphis (1998) where he served on the Moot Court Board, and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Abilene Christian University (2014).

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Licensed for 25 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/11/2023
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/03/2023
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/17/2023

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James David Harper
800 College Hill Road, Ste. 5201
Po Box 3150
Oxford, MS, 38655-3725


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Posted by Kimberly | June 17, 2015
The absolute best lawyer in Mississippi hands down!!
The absolute best lawyer hands down in Mississippi! Mr. Harper fights to protect his clients best interests and will settle for nothing less! You can rest assured that you will be kept in the loop every step of the way as well. I would not ever recommend another attorney after my experience with Mr. Harper !
Posted by Brandon | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ADA Job Violation
I had a problem with my job letting me go and contacted the first lawyer google pulled up for me. I forgot it was a holiday and didn’t think I would get anyone to help me with this situation. Surprisingly James just happened to be in office and I explained to him my situation, after hearing me out, he not only took my case but walk me through the red tape with EEOC especially since they wanted me to wait 3 months before they could interview me. James and Mandy truly are looking out for people and fighting the good fight as well.
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Posted by Dan | June 22, 2015
No reason to go anywhere else!
As a small business owner, I depend on James Harper for advice and proper actions for all of my legal needs. He is dependable, knowledgeable, and makes himself available day and night whenever my needs arise. His fees are reasonable and response prompt. James gets results! I feel he is not only my confidant, but my friend and I can whole heartedly would recommend him without reservation.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Harper Little & McKenzie, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stroud & Harper, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2009


  • Abilene Christian University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2014
  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Hampton Co. v. Tunica
  • Aff'd in part and reversed in part.
  • Banks v. Corrections Corp.
  • Affirmed


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • 1998
  • Moot Court Board
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Adjunct Speaker
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Negotiation 301
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Mediation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James both as a lawyer and a friend. He has a great track record as an employment attorney and is well on his way to becoming a great mediator. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Mediation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James has worked very hard to set himself apart through his education and experience in the field of ADR/mediation. He has the demeanor and litigation experience to be a very effective mediator and will work hard to assist clients with the resolution of their disputes. Not only is James an excellent mediator, he is an excellent attorney. Both skill sets are needed to bring two opposing sides together. I highly recommend James Harper."
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