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Paul A Chiniche

Criminal defense Attorney at Oxford, MS

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Conspiracy, Dui/Dwi, Drug Charges, Fraud, Burglary, False Pretense, Money Laundering, Embezzelment, Federal Crime, State Crime, White Collar Crime

    19 years

  2. Litigation
    Commercial litigation, insurance litigation, accounting litigation, breach of contract

    19 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, adultery, habitual and inhuman treatment, desertion, irreconcilable differences, uncontested

    19 years

  4. Personal injury
    Trucking Accidents, Car Accidents, Hotel/Store Negligence; Assault and Battery

    19 years

  5. Tax
    Tax Resolutions; Tax Disputes

"I find that the best results for my client result in thorough and meticulous trial preparation. Whether or not you utimately take the case to trial doesn't matter, the preparation is still the same." - Paul Chiniche


Chiniche Law Firm PLLC
1200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 200B
P.O. Box 1202
Oxford, MS, 38655-3911


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paul is a good honest attorney who worked hard on our behalf.
We enjoyed working with Paul. He was patient when listening to our concerns and thorough in answering our questions. He outlined the course of action and kept us updated through emails and phone calls. He told us ways to keep our costs down and diligently worked through the court system. He returns calls, is reliable and always follows through on what he says he is going to do. I would hire him again or refer him to friend.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
Impressive Lawyer
Mr. Chiniche is an extremely impressive lawyer who assisted me with an academic case. His attention to detail was the key to resolving the case successfully. He kept me informed during all steps of the process. His understanding and caring attitude helped me to get through this difficult time. I highly recommend him for anyone needing legal advice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2015
Excellent & Knowledgable Lawyer
He provided legal counsel for me during an academic case. He was always willing to answer any questions and listened attentively to all details of the case. His ability to become knowledgable about all aspects of the case in such a short amount of time was very impressive. He was very prepared & anticipatory of actions of others involved in the case, which helped me be the most prepared throughout the proceedings. Through his guidance, the case was a success. I would definitely recommend this lawyer to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Cornelius | March 26, 2015
A lawyer that one can surely put trust in. Very responsive knowledgable and understanding. Went above and beyond for our family and someone that is going to be very optimistic nevertheless the possibility of any outcome. Would have his staff call and ensure you're up to date if he couldn't be the one to contact you due to his busy schedule. He's very personable almost as if you're the only client his firm is attending too... Mr. Chiniche is a lawyer that has integrity as well as knowledge whom I can't begin to thank enough. Thanks a million Mr. Chiniche... Wish you much success...
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Chiniche Law Firm, PLLC.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hill and Minyard, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Denham, Backstrom, O'Barr & Hollingsworth
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Myles Jacobsen
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Trumbull Services/The Hartford
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Accountant
  • Smith, Turner & Reeves
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Accountant
  • Hutton, Nelson, & McDonald LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Western New England University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Mississippi - School of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Kao Wokoma
  • dismissed


  • Mississippi Bar
  • Master
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Former Board of Governors
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Child Advocacy Committee
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • (Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2014)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Board of Governors
  • MAJ
  • 2009
  • Moot Court (Trial Team)
  • Western New England University
  • 2004
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  • MAJ’s The Closing Argument, Volume IX, Issue No. 45
  • The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine – Does it Still Exist?
  • 2011
  • The Oxford Eagle Newspaper
  • Letter to the Editor, regarding the Mississippi Working Person’s Act
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE by the Hour
  • Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Criminal Update
  • 2016
  • CLE by the Hour, UM Center for Outreach
  • Update and Current Issues in Criminal Law – State and Federal Cases
  • 2013
  • The University of Mississippi – Center for Continuing Legal Education
  • “Lesson Learned – Launching a Domestic Practice in a Tough Economy
  • 2011
  • Mississippi Association for Justice’s Lunch and Learn
  • Motions to Supress following Illegal Searches and Seizures
  • 2011
  • The University of Mississippi – Center for Continuing Legal Education
  • Defending Contempt Issues in Tough Economic Times
  • 2010
  • Mississippi Association for Justice’s Lunch and Learn
  • Changing the Rules of the Game; An Update on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul since he first started practicing law in Ocean Springs, MS. Both Paul and I chose to leave the coast after Katrina and moved our practice to Oxford, MS. My area of practice is bankruptcy, and several of my clients through the years were represented by Paul before or after being represented by me. Everyone of my clients that also were represented by Paul received excellent representation in the field in which they needed his assistance. For these reasons, I endorse Paul Chiniche."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Space did not permit my pointing out that he does much more than criminal defense, although that is how I first met him. He is personable, professional and "listens" ! I would recommend him to represent a member of my family or close frined."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this attorney. I have known Paul Chiniche for over 10 years through our continuing legal education classes with the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and counseling with each other on various cases. Paul is a very thoughtful and caring attorney who is both thorough and effective inside & outside the courtroom. Do not hesitate to call on him when the need arises."
Oxford Criminal defense Lawyer Paul A Chiniche
Paul A Chiniche
Criminal defense Attorney
Oxford, MS
Licensed for 19 years