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Mary Lynn Damare

Family Attorney at Southaven, MS

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Mississippi - MS 37 years
    Tennessee - TN 15 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

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Attorney Mary Lynn Damaré has practiced law for over 30 years and has lived and practiced law in DeSoto County, Mississippi for 17 years. She was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987 and the Tennessee Bar in 2009. Her legal experience includes family, criminal, personal injury, and civil law cases in the local  city, county, chancery, and circuit courts in Mississippi and Tennessee.  Her broad based experience includes active duty service in the United States Air Force with the Judge Advocate General's Corps. She then served as a reserve Air Force JAG officer, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014. Mary Lynn also appears on behalf of her clients at Social Security Disability hearings, and has helped many to obtain benefits.         Mary Lynn is interested in finding solutions, but also is a strong litigator when a case requires a judge and jury.  A graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School and Delta State University, she is a Mississippi native who understands that when a legal issue arises, you need a trusted professional. Mary Lynn believes it is important to listen to her clients and to remain available to them throughout their case. Her sound knowledge of the legal system on local, state, and national levels has helped her clients get the results they are seeking, through negotiation and mediation, and in the courtroom.



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Damare Law Firm PLLC
5699 Getwell Rd Bldg F 1
Southaven, MS, 38672-7311

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Posted by Richard | October 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mary Lynn is an excellent family law attorney that worked tirelessly for my case in a very sensitive matter of grandparent rights visitation. I feel like she has become part of my family this past year. She is very compassionate, professional and knowledgeable, but also down to earth and makes you feel like you are her only client. I feel like the Good Lord led me to her for a reason, she did a wonderful job handling my case, kept me informed thoughout the process and fought very hard for all of my visitation rights. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Damare'. Thank You Mary Lynn.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
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Great attorney
I hired Mary Lynn for my divorce. It was a very ugly divorce with child custody of my infant daughter being involved. She fought hard to protect my daughter. She was always in communication with me regarding the case and was honest and open. I later used her to settle grandparent visitation for my daughter when her paternal grandparents filed for visitation. I will forever be grateful for all her hard work through the hardest time of my life. She truly cares about her clients!
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Posted by Michael | August 20, 2019
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Mary Lynn Damare
What a great Lady to work with. Mary Lynn is very professional and knows the law. My case was very unusual and she was always there to help. We worked together for over a year to settle my case. I would highly recommend her as a fine attorney.
Posted by sharon kubaiko | August 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
We need more people in the world like Ms. Mary Lynn
I called for a consult for a traffic ticket , i did not realize that it was not in her area. Ms. Mary Lynn (with the patience of JOB) walked me through the steps of paying my ticket. She even told me if I need more help to give her a call back. Anyone else would have just told me they couldn't help me and probably would have hung the phone up in my face. She has made our day. Very honest and trust worthy woman. thank you so much for being so nice to me. i would recommend Ms. Mary Lynn to anyone i come in contact with that needs a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
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Family Law Expert
Mary Lynn is a reliable professional who is a true advocate for her client looking out for their best interest. We have been very pleased with her representation and highly recommend her to handle your family matters and criminal matters as well.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Client
Mary Lynn handled my divorce with care and a firm hand. She was patient and smart and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs representation in a family law matter. She has a good understanding of the law in Mississippi and she is a highly capable attorney who understands her clients needs.
Posted by Stephen | July 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience with Attorney Mary Lynn Damaré;
I am an active client of attorney Mary Lynn Damaré of the Damaré Law firm in Southaven, Mississippi. I am splendidly pleased with her multiple areas of expertise in civil, criminal, and family law. She has produced for me - exceptional results on a highly complicated hybrid case, which encompasses civil, criminal, and family law. She has been available, timely, and informative. Her expertise, reputation, network of resources, and individual talents are all components that make her an exceptional value. My experience with Mary Lynn Damaré has been 100% outstanding. My particular case has been long, arduous, and complicated and she has kept everything on point. Mary Lynn is not only professional, but also compassionate. –Kind Regards, [info withheld]
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Posted by Renee | July 8, 2016
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Knowledge, perfection, and precision
Ms. Damare is extremely efficient and works tirelessly to quickly get you the results she explains will probably occur. She tells you upfront what the probably outcome will be and how long it will take for her to get your situation resolved and follows through with her plan to get your business handled with the least path of resistance. She has always had my best interest at heart and made sure i understood what the outcome will be while doing her job so it doesn't put a lot of stress on me. She is a ray of sunshine to most of life's tough situations.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 6, 2016
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Jenn M
MLD is a phenomenal attorney! I have utilized her services now for 4 yrs. She promptly and efficiently executed my divorce. Mrs Damare provided assistance and advice with my tax attorney I unavoidably had to obtain due to my ex-husband. She spent a chunk of time on countless emails and phone calls for a prenuptial agreement to ensure myself and my children's protection. Currently, M.L.D is defending me in a custody battle and the countless childish antics of my children's father. Bless her! She has helped me mentally and physically handle all of the above. I have recommended her to countless people!
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Posted by Melissa | July 6, 2016
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Soft Place to Land
Mrs Damare helped me with my divorce from my husband of 25 years. From the moment I met her, I knew I was going to be okay. Until that moment, I was nervous and apprehensive about my financial future. When I first walked into Mary Lynn's office, I felt comfortable. After talking with Mary Lynn about my situation, I felt much more at ease. She explained the separation process and told me what my options were. She also gave me examples of other situations to help me make my decisions. The process took almost a year and Mary Lynn was very supportive the entire time, encouraging me and fending off attacks from my ex-husband and his attorney. I was nervous about the court dates and wasn't sure what to expect, but Mrs. Damare made the entire process go smoothly. I know that I could not have chosen a better divorce attorney!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Damare Law Firm PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chatham Damare Pittman PLLC
  • 2000 - 2013
  • JAG
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve, Jag Corps
  • 1993 - 2014
  • JAG
  • U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (Jag) Corps
  • 1987 - 1993
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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Delta State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975


  • DeSoto County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • DeSoto County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 20 years Award for Distinguished Rating
  • 1999 - 2019
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 20 years Award for Distinguished Rating
  • 1999 - 2019
  • Simpson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Endorse Mary Lynn
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent family law attorney who works hard for her clients."
Divorce and separation

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Southaven Family Lawyer Mary Lynn Damare
Mary Lynn Damare
Family Attorney
Southaven, MS
Licensed for 37 years