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William W Housley

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tupelo, MS

4.7   15 reviews

also known as William Wayne Housley, W. Wayne Housley


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About William

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From an early age I have been intensely interested in all things that involve competition and sports.  Love for football, basketball, and baseball were unavoidable as I was a teacher and coaches son.  I was blessed to have played three years of college basketball and a year of baseball in college.  Many lessons were learned on the courts and fields of my youth.

Perhaps even more important was the love to learn instilled by my parents.  I am a voracious reader that leans toward biographies and histories and factual portrayals.

Presently I am actively engaged at my church as a Sunday school teacher.

I am happily married for over 20 years and blessed by 6 children.

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Licensed for 29 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/03/2022

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

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William Wayne Housley, Attorney At Law
110 Robins St
Tupelo, MS, 38804-3709

Reviews

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Posted by William | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for AVVO & greatfull for the simplicity of this site. This site lead me to the best attorney in north Ms by my opinion.
This is the1st of 3 reviews & counting for my attorney Mr. Wayne Housley. Mr. Wayne I do apologize for my tardiness on these reviews,but after being mentally, emotionally, n sometimes spiritually exhausted. It's taken a year to get here. I came to Mr Housley in Aug. 2019 in an unimaginable situation and one really difficult to wrap your mind around. The system is flawed don't take me the wrong,but I believed that if u did not do something like I was accused of it would be easy to prove ur innocent. Of course I believe if u did do something like I was charged with it will be easy for the DA to prove your guilty. Although ur supposed to be innocent until proven guilty,but we all know it's rite the opposite. I met Mr Housley in Aug n met with him explained what I was charged with and why I was charged. Before I left the first meeting I knew he was who I needed to represent me. After about 30 minutes of conversation Mr Housley said something I will never forget n I quote"ok mr.william u have done the most important thing & that's convince me" and he gave a very reasonable price for him to represent me and we didn't close the deal that day,but I assured him he would hear back from me& a week or so later we talked again n I told him I decided to use him, n asked if he could give me a little time to come up with his fee,n without hesitation said he would. I needed him to represent me before I could pay him becaused I had already been indicted, I was arrested on a Friday evening around 6pm. The alleged crime was first reported around 3:30pm. That same day I was arrested n charged around 6pm n the judge didn't set me a bond until followingTuesday afternoon. I bonded out that same evening around 6pm. Little did I know they had already investigated a crime of this magnitude enuff that they gathered together a grand jury and I was indicted the next day& I had to go back to the jail& rebond out that next day which was on a Thurs. So in less than 7 days the alleged charges were reported n I was arrested n indicted in less than a week.Think about what I'm saying in less than 7 days I was charged n indicted. I know a little bit about the system, n I know that is unheard of just like all who is reading this knows it's unheard of as well. I'm goin to back up,but it was important that everyone reading this know how quickly from a crime being reported untill being indicted this was. There could not have possibly been any investigating like should have been in less than 7 days. Ok back to the good hearted attorney willing to work with a stranger knowing I couldn't pay him at the moment. My second meeting with Mr. Housley he had a question for me, n he asked me why did I choose to use him instead of the other attorney's I had met with. Which caught me off guard,but I loved the interest he had in how I'd made my decision. I told him he said he was convinced n I believed him. Mr Housley said circle the wagons. Social media shut down Now I'm a proud dad of four girls 27 21 16 & 15. 3 grand daughters coached city league softball n basketball for the past 15 years. No sm omg how do I keep up lol. Now I'm going to seem I'm bouncing around, but just bare with me, there is a purpose for that. FF to march 2021 the trial. We started picking jurors at 9am on a Wed. By lunchtime we had them picked opening statement began at 1pm. Day2 It was clear what thejudge expected from the jurors as he gave them their instructions before dismissing them for lunch& deliberation 45mins is how long it took the jurors to get their food, eat & return with a verdict. NOT GUILTY. The judge n da heard the same thing as the jurors. There never was an investigation the investigator did not do his job for his personal gain &at the cost of my family, my name, my reputation there is not a worse defamation of character that u can do to a man. People reading Im needn help I'm needn help to make sure this does not happen to any1 again. N it will this could hav easily been
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Posted by Tonya | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Man of his Word, and highly recommended
Mr. Housley was able to get my son charge dropped to a lesser offense, and no jail time. He kept us informed during the process, and talked to my son about being accountable. Thank you!!
Response from William Housley August 30, 2018
Congratulations on the results and thanks for the recommendation.
Posted by Thomas | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd time around, and he got me through it
For the 2nd time, I needed the aid of Mr Housley to represent me in a case against me in Baldwyn. And once again, he was an excellent attorney. My case was appealed, he was very professional, had great communications with me, and worked with me on his fees. I would recommend him to anyone needing representation in Lee County
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent outcome
I hired Mr. Housley to handle a misdemeanor citation. He was able to get the charge dismissed. Mr. Housely will work in your best interest and I am very pleased with the outcome. Would highly recommended and would hire him again if necessary!
Response from William Housley April 18, 2018
Thanks you for your kind words. It was truly a just result and the knowledge that your future is better for it. Wayne Housley
Posted by Randal | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strife for Excellence!
A wonderful time with my Family. Then some instigator ruined a great evening. Hired Mr. Housley on his great reviews and professionalism got the job done. I recommend Mr. Hausley to all. Thank you, God bless! Randal Sr.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A man of his word and a highly qualified attorney
Mr Housley took on my 2nd offense DUI case in Baldwyn a few years ago. We appealed it and it moved to the Lee County court system, to which the final judgment was all charges dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Housley to anyone seeking help regarding their DUI.
Posted by KG | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Housley is an excellent choice for representation! Mr. Housley kept me informed throughout my judicial process, he was always readily available to answer any questions I had, and he made sure everything was filed in a timely manner. Mr. Housley also took time to make sure I had a clear understanding of the entire process.
Posted by Kevin | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person and a good lawyer.
I was arrested for wrongful dui. I lost control of my vehicle one night in a sharp curve and it scared me. Well when I was about to pull back onto the road the cops pulled up. Long story short they couldn't get a correct reading on the field breathalyzer and ended up booking me for dui. I only stayed there one hour and was not given a official breathalyzer test neither did they take my license. Come to find out they arrested me because of my stature ( I'm a little person). With no legitimate evidence and them not doing everything by the book. William Wayne Housley was able to get the case dismissed.
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Posted by Heather | August 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did his job very professionally and I am pleased
I got a felony while with a friend and then caught two felonies before I went to court, he is very professional, but will most definitely keep your best interest at heart my fines were reduced, and know I can continue going to school without a having a felony. He is a very intelligent and a great attorney.
Response from William Housley August 21, 2017
Thank you for your kind words and best of luck in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 plus lawyer
He helped me drop a domestic violence case in less than 10 min .Great job
Posted by Ellen | June 30, 2015
Honest Christian
Mr Housley was an encouragement to me during my situation. I was honest with him and he was honest with me. He worked for my best interest. Awesome individual as well as an awesome lawyer.
Posted by KPC | August 7, 2014
WOW
I cannot say how much this man helped me. Before contacting him, I had spoken to several other lawyers. I was scared and before we even discussed anything about the case it was all talk about lawyers fees and how much it would cost to meet them for the first time. I wasn’t even sure if they could help me yet, but it was important that they got theirs before I found out. When I called Housley, he did more for me than everyone else I had talked to put together. I was scared, but talking to someone who sounded so informed made me feel so much better. He went out of his way to help me and I cannot explain how much it meant to have somebody who actually seemed like they were in my corner. His advice was useful and reassuring and he did his best to explain things clearly and listen to what I had to say. Finding a lawyer was something I had no idea how to do, so it was a lottery for me, but I definitely feel like I won. – KPC
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2014
Very satisfied client; would hire again
Mr. Housley has helped several of my family members with estate planning. He treated my family and me with respect and made us feel confident in his ability to help us with this matter. He has also helped my family with other legal matters and we have always been pleased with our outcome. We'll definitely call on him again should we need any legal counsel.
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Posted by Brad | May 21, 2014
Awesome guy and a Fantastic lawyer
I am active duty military and I ran into a little trouble while I was home on leave. I wasn't able to deal with the matter until almost 2 years later. Mr. Housley was there every step of the way. If you're looking for someone who is willing to go the distance to get the job done then this is your guy. Thanks again Mr. Housley!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Didn't do anything
Was suppose to get it off my record and he has done nothing to help with this and won't return my calls.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • William Wayne Housley, Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Jim Waide and Associates
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Mississippi State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986
  • Clarke College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • State of Mississippi v. R.J.
  • DUI other dismissed.
  • City of Tupelo v. W.P.
  • Shoplifting Second Offense Dismissed
  • City of Southhaven v. S.M.
  • DUI refusal dismissed
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Associations

  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Nominated Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers for Mississippi
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Nominated Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in America
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nominated for 10 Best Attorneys for Mississippi
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nominated fo 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nominated for 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Mississippi
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nominated for Top 10 Attorney Award in Mississippi
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nominated for Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Nation Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nominated for 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Nominated for Top 50 DUI Attorneys in Mississippi
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Nominated for Top 10 Attorney Award for Mississippi
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • The Importance of Communication for Criminal Defense
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Lee County Republicans
  • Proposition 26
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (217)
Given (487)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A well respected traffic and criminal defense attorney. He has a strong commitment to both his clients and his family."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Housley is highly respected in the legal community. I endorse and recommend this attorney in the practice of DWI / DUI and Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Housley is professional, bright and finds creative solutions to complex legal problems. I endorse this lawyer."
Expungement Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If your in trouble with the law the State has unlimited resources to prosecute your case. You need to even the playing field with an experienced and skilled lawyer. If you need a defense you can choose from hundreds of lawyers, but if you need to Win, you only have one choice William W. Housley, Esq. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this highly competent, friendly, and exceptional lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgable and an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need good advice, Mr. Housley is a good attorney to see. Mr. Housley cares about helping others, so let his knowledge work for you. I recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Housley is a consummate professional who cares about his clients and winning their cases. When it comes to hiring a great criminal lawyer, take it from the "Q", experience counts. You can trust William with your criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Housley aggressively defends his clients, but does so with a sense of pragmatism. Very effective communication skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive, talented and experienced litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Housley. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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