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Melissa Missy Wigginton

Car accident Attorney at Tupelo, MS

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Melissa Missy McKinney, Mama Justice


Licensed for 22 years

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About Melissa

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20 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL INJURY EXPERIENCE

Hello friends and family, I am Missy Wigginton, also known as Mama Justice. When meeting me, some people ask me how I got my name. The answer:

I have 2 sons. When they were little, we always had a yard full of kids. All my boys’ friends called me Mama Missy because I made sure they were all fed and had plenty of cool drinks on those hot, southern, summer days. Being a mama is one of the most rewarding and best jobs that God has ever blessed me with.

I am also thankful that God put me in a position where He can use me to help others in very difficult times. I, too, have been in difficult times, the worst of which being when my 25-year-old son left this earth for his heavenly home. Through the trials and tribulations of my loss, God remained faithful. Losing my son taught me that all things that happen in life can be used for good. My job allows me to be Mama Missy not only to my beloved children and grandchildren but to everyone who needs justice. Hence the name, Mama Justice.

Although I am familiar with many areas of law, I focus my practice on personal injury cases. I represent injured people in all types of wrecks, accidents and work-related issues. For many folks, a car crash or work-related accident has the potential to turn their lives upside down, leaving them unsure of which direction to turn. When this happens to you, my goal is to help you through your most difficult times and make sure that you are properly represented when dealing with insurance companies.

I will take on the headache of dealing with insurance companies so you can focus on getting better. I will personally work your case and ensure that every client stays informed and is treated as a friend and family member here at Mama Justice.

Our business model is just that—to treat all clients like family! If you have had a wreck or been in an accident, then you have come to the right place—we are here to help you.

Call us at today for a free consultation!

Education
University of Mississippi School of Business (B.A.)
University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.)
Awards & Associations
Member of Texas Bar
Member of Tennessee Bar
Eastern and Western District of Tennessee Federal Courts
All Probate, Circuit and Municipal Courts in the State of Tennessee
Member of Mississippi Bar
Admitted to practice law in:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
U. S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi
Federal Bankruptcy Courts
Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi
All Chancery, Circuit, County and Justice Courts in the State of Mississippi
Member American Bar Association
Member Tennessee and Mississippi Bar Association
Member and past officer of Financial Women International
Law School Dean’s list
Recipient of Hugh C. Clayton Memorial Scholarship for Law Students

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Licensed for 22 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2019
Updated 10/23/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/19/2022
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 03/14/2021

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

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Mama Justice - MW Law Firm
Mama Justice - MW Law Firm
5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700
Memphis, TN, 38137
Mama Justice - MW Law Firm
406 Galleria Dr, Suite 7
Oxford, MS, 38865
Mama Justice - MW Law Firm
4915 I-55 North
Suite 200-B
Jackson, MS, 39206
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Posted by Anna Beth | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mama Missy is best person to represent you in a car accident.
Missy represented me in my car wreck and went above & beyond to get me treated for my injuries and got me a settlement that was way more than I ever expected. I highly reccommened using Mama Missy.
Posted by Vicki | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car wreck
Missy was a great friend and lawyer in my time of need. I had no health insurance but she made sure I got first rate treatment for my injuries. Then she made sure all the bills were paid and she made sure I put money in my pocket for all the pain, suffering and trouble I had been through. She is the one to call when you have a car wreck or accident!
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Posted by Jennifer | June 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond.
I retained Missy at the recommendation of a friend. Best thing I ever did. Missy went to bat for me above and beyond anything I could have dreamed of. I had been in a wreck and originally had not planned on retaining an Attorney. Within an hour of retaining her I was being taken care of like I was family. If I ever need an Attorney again I know the first person I'll call. Missy and her staff are professional and kind and you just feel how much they care about you. If you ever need an Attorney look no further than Mamma Justice!
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Posted by Darla | May 15, 2020
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Lawyer
She has helped me on several different matters. She kept me informed about my cases throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Mama Justice to take care of your legal needs.
Posted by Denise Rutledge | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Missy helped me at a time in my life when things were not going too well! She understood my circumstances and worked hard so the judge would understand as well. I felt as though I was family and she treated like a sister!!
Posted by Clint | September 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional
Missy is such a hard worker. Very friendly and caring. Goes above and beyond to get the job done! Highly recommend Missy!
Posted by Pamela | September 9, 2018
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Great Lawyer
I used her for My Divorce lawyer when she was practicing in that field...She explained really well everything I needed to know and was very accurate and honest
Posted by sandy | September 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
shes awesome
always helped me anyway she can shes hardworking and will do her very best to help anybody
Posted by Keith | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Missy gets the job done!
Missy represented my interests, provided sound legal advice and got the best possible outcome. She takes care of her clients!
Posted by Melinda | August 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Missy is a wonderful person as well as Attorney. She has helped me on various legal matters over the past five years. She was very diligent; informative and honest with my cases. I highly recommended her to all my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Missy helped me get joint custody of my children and got a felony charge expunged off my record thus enabling my obtaining a much better job and life for myself. I believe she will go the extra mile for you. I would recommend her in the highest regard!
Posted by Kelsey | August 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring
Missy has always been such a kind hearted person and cares for everyone! I would highly recommend her to anyone! She’s been a huge help to me and my family.
Posted by Terrie | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Missy is the best lawyer. She took time and helped me with my case and handled it in a great manner. She treats her clients like family. Missy is a great person as well as a lawyer.
Posted by Sherry | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I love my lawyer
Missy worked hard to make sure that my rights were fairly represented on more than one occasion. I know she will work hard for you too!
Posted by Elizabeth | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She went above and beyond.
Momma missy truly cares about her clients. A friend of mine recommended I hire her when I found myself in need of an efficient, thorough attorney. I had heard great things about her before, but after working with her on my case I feel like we are family! Highly recommend Missy!!
Posted by Suzanne | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best dependable Lawyers!
Missy has represented me and my family. She helped us get the most and best outcomes we could have hoped for. Very dependable, respectful, and caring.
Posted by Abbigail | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
Ms McKinney worked tremendously on my case with a successful outcome. 10/10 would recommend!
Posted by Gayla | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Choose Missy
Missy was so good to me as her client. She was more than a Lawyer. She was a Therapist, a Psychiatrist, a Support System that turned into a life long friend! Missy is a fighter and doesn't give up on her cases. I'm thankful the Lord put her on my path and I'm grateful for all she did!
Posted by Kirsten | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My go to for ANY legal needs.
Missy is the best there is. I would never seek elsewhere for any legal needs. She is very down to earth yet so professional at the same time, very willing to work with you and has the means of breaking things down so you understand exactually what you need to. Beside being a great attorney, she is an all around person you cant help but love!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Mama Justice - MW Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Tom Hall
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Shelton and Associates
  • 2010 - 2013
  • First Vice President
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • 1988 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1997
  • Northeast Community College
  • Associates in Arts
  • 1985
  • East Union Attendance Center
  • Diploma
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Car Crash
  • I was able to help my client get in car and her case settled for over $600,000 without having to go to trial.

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Hugh C. Clayton Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Mississippi
  • 1998

Publications

  • Miss 98 Radio
  • Series of Personal Injury Videos
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Tremont Elementary School
  • A Lawyer in Every Classroom
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Melissa
General practice Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Missy is a fabulous attorney who cares about her clients. She provides quality legal representation while taking the time to know and communicate with her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly skilled and cares deeply about her clients and achieving the highest outcome for her clients. Highly recommend."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known her for several years, and served as Guardian ad Litem in several of her family law cases. Excellent attorney who serves her clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very respected in the legal community and always ready to help those in need. I would not hesitate in recommending this lawyer."
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