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Michael Stephen Carr

Criminal defense Attorney at Cleveland, MS

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Michael "Mike" Carr

focuses his practice on state and federal criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights.

Mike is a very experienced trial attorney, having litigated more than 50 jury trials in state and federal court as lead counsel, ranging from complex six figure civil personal injury cases to triple homicide capital murder defense. He is often hired as specialized counsel assisting lawyers in other states and has been admitted pro hac vice in Georgia and Tennessee on multiple occasions.

In addition to this practice, Michael is heavily involved in several professional organizations. He is an on-call attorney for the Police Benevolent Association. He is one of 10 CJA panel members serving 36 counties in Northern Mississippi.

When he is not in the courtroom, Mike works as an adjunct professor, teaching night classes at Delta State University in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Federal and State Trial Practice.

Mike is a former Mississippi Bar Commissioner for the 11th Circuit and currently serves on the Executive Finance Committee of the Mississippi Bar. Mike regularly participates in Wills for Heroes, where he assists first responders with drafting wills and estate planning. He has served as a judge and attorney coach for the Mississippi High School Mock Trial Competition for ten years.

A regular presenter at the University of Mississippi, Delta State University, and Continuing Legal Education events, Mike has received statewide recognition for his work with Lawyers in Every Classroom, which educates high school and college students on a wide range of topics involving the legal profession. Mike was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by the Mississippi Bar, and maintains a top "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell.



Carr Law Firm, PLLC
301 W. Sunflower Rd Suite D
Cleveland, MS, 38732


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Posted by Mario | June 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Second chance at life.
Attorney Mike Carr was very consistent with my case he was very honest and he paid attention to the things that I told him they were going on with my case and he used them and most of all he never Back Down from the facts that were known to be true which ultimately Set Me Free for that I am grateful. Thank you attorney Carr believing in me.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)


  • University of Mississippi
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carthan v. Patterson, 134 So. 3d 374 (Miss. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Hogan v. State, 48 So. 3d 512, (Miss. 2010)
  • Jackson v. State, 70 So. 3d 1137, (Miss. Ct. App 2011)
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  • Alumni Board of Directors - University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2020 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Executive Finance Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • CJA Panel Counsel - Northern District of Mississippi
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  • Bolivar County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
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  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • N/A
  • Southern States Police Benevolent Association
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Law and Public Education Award
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • 2013
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  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Solo and Small Firm Practicioners Handbook
  • 2018
  • Blue Review: Magazine of the Police Benevolent Association
  • Fearing Fido: Recent Trends Involving First Responders, Man's Best Friend, and Damages
  • 2015
  • International Election Principles
  • Chapter 12: "Effective, Timely, Appropriate, & Enforceable Remedies"
  • 2008
  • Zoning and Planning Law Report
  • The Modern-Day Jaundice v. Jaundice: What is a Reasonable Amount of Time to Build a Public Road?
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Statewide Conference
  • "Mississippi School Law for Beginning Teachers: Impact of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in the Classroom”
  • 2016
  • Statewide Conference
  • "Public Speaking in the Age of the iPad: Raising Confidence and Self-Esteem Through the Spoken Word”
  • 2016
  • Statewide Conference
  • "Ethical and Legal Issues in Adult Drug Court"
  • 2016
  • Statewide Conference
  • "Legal Update for PT and OT Practitioners”
  • 2016
  • International Conference on the Blues
  • "Avoiding the Legal Blues: Copyright and Trademark Issues Surrounding the Modern Music Industry"
  • 2016
  • Bridge the Gap seminar
  • “Candor to the Court: Ethical Issues Arising in Criminal Representation”
  • 2016
  • Madison Center
  • "Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Freedom of Speech from a Cross-Cultural Perspective"
  • 2015
  • Dave Heflin Department of Outdoor Recreation
  • "Legal Implications of Being a Teacher/Coach: Duties, Rights, and Immunity from Suit”
  • 2015
  • Madison Center
  • "Jury Service: Voir Dire to Verdict"
  • 2014
  • Regional Conference
  • Legal Ethics Update
  • 2012
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Cleveland Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Stephen Carr
Michael Stephen Carr
Criminal defense Attorney
Cleveland, MS
Licensed for 18 years
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