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I'm from a blue-collar background. I know something about having to rely on public assistance and being poor. I was the first on my father's side of the family to earn a college degree. I've done hot-tar roofing, hauled hay, mopped floors, done electrical work, dug ditches, cleaned commodes, delivered pizzas, worked in a factory, and been a security guard.  I worked my way through school during which effort I dropped out several times to work.

I've seen how the poor are treated. I've seen and personally encountered bad treatment by police, court clerks, city and county agencies, car dealers, debt collection agencies, welfare departments, school districts; I know all about it. That is not to say that every public agency deserves criticism. I have represented some fine law enforcement officers and other public employees. I have favorite clerks, policemen, teachers and school employees, public employees who take their jobs and the word "public" seriously; these people are the ones who help make things work most of the time without a whole lot of favoritism and bull and I appreciate them.

My bottom line is fair treatment. The law is supposed to apply to everybody, and to protect everybody, without regard to color, where you came from, what you're wearing, or how much money or stuff you have.

Three of my rules are these: 1) Whatever it is you are dealing with, do it in writing and always sign, date, and keep a copy; 2) If you have to lie to win your case, then you are not supposed to win; 3) I will agree to terms of payment for legal services that take into account the ability to pay including reduced hourly rates, payment plans, and barter and trade; but unless it is understood from the outset that a case is to be a freebie I will expect to be paid as agreed.


Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    26 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    26 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    26 years, 100 cases
  4. Education: 20%
    26 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($50-150/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Danny Lampley, Attorney at Law

496 CR 445 Oxford MS [38655] (physical)
P.O. Box 7245
Tupelo, MS, 38802-7245


MSAuthorized to practice law199008/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Staff Attorney of the YearNorth MS Rural Legal Services1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyNorth MS Rural Legal Services1990 - 1994
Law ClerkFreeland & Freeland1988 - 1990
Manual labor - janitorialOliphant Paint Company1987 - 1987
Security GuardDay Detectives1986 - 1987
Driver, Pie-maker, occasional unofficial managerDomino's Pizza - Oxford & Tupelo1984 - 1987
Cloth spreader/Gerber cutterBlue Bell/Wrangler1980 - 1984
Labor - wiring, insulation, foundation steelS & S Electrical1979 - 1981
Labor - hot tar roofingJoe Moore's Roofing1978 - 1978
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
M.L.B. v. S.L.J.Won. Mississippi Supreme Court held client's parental rights should not have been terminated.
Hoyle v. StateWon. MS Supreme Court ruled the instruction should have been allowed and reversed and remanded the conviction.
Herdahl v. Pontotoc County School DistrictWon. District found to be clearly promoting a specific religious viewpoint.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of MississippiPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Itawamba Junior CollegeN/AAssociates1985
Saltillo High SchoolN/AN/A1978