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Gene M. Coxwell Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brandon, MS

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Mel Coxwell


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Licensed for 30 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/03/2022

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Gene M. Coxwell Jr.
20 Eastgate Dr.
Suite E
Brandon, MS, 39042

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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
Guardianship case - Mel was very knowledgeable and creative. He keeps you informed. We were granted custody !!!
Posted by Erin | January 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team
My husband and I hired Mr. Coxwell to help us with a couple of family law issues. Mainly the adoption of my two oldest children. Mel and Marie walked us through the process with complete ease. I never imagined any of this would have gone so smoothly. Very grateful for the work they did for us. Thank you Mel and Marie
Posted by Linda | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grandparental visitation
I hired Mr. Coxwell over the phone & from another state. I am completely satisfied with the way he handled the case. He was thorough in every aspect. He even put request in that I had not even thought about covering to the benefit of me, his client. So, he definitely is concerned for his clients rights & winning. I can't say enough praise for him & his staff. All my calls where returned & any questions answered in a very timely manner..If I ever need another Mississippi lawyer- this is the man I will hire again without hesitation. I highly recommend Mel Coxwell..
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Posted by Joshua | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Coxwell was very professional and knowledgeable in the handling of my divorce/modification. Expectations were set and met throughout the entire process. I highly recommend.
Posted by Savannah | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
After splitting with my now ex husband in 2014, I battled and battled with the divorce process. My previous attorney recommended Mel to me, explaining that he was very good at what he does. I have to agree. Since day one Mel was there for me and on my side explaining every step of this LOOOONG divorce process. Any and every question I had was answered and answered in a way I fully understood. I highly recommend Mel. Great man and a wonderful attorney!
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Posted by Elmer | May 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
excellent service
Attorney Coxwell guided us with through some issues & decisions we were faced with during a difficult time in our lives. He provided sound legal advice, and completed the necessary legal documents we needed and gave us a much needed peace of mind . i would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Coxwell
I hired Mr. Coxwell to handle my very difficult/lengthy divorce case. Mr. Coxwell was very knowledgeable and thorough with every aspect of my case. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Stephanie | April 20, 2015
Modification of child support and visitation
I was referred to Mr. Coxwell by another client of his and was very pleased by how fast he got everything going for my case. He was confident in winning my case and I was always able to call with any questions I had.
Posted by Arnold | November 12, 2013
Great Lawyer
Mr. Coxwell handle my divorce case. He knew what to do to get me the best results for my case.
Posted by TOMMY C | June 7, 2013
WAY TO GO
I HIRED MR COXWELL TO HANDEL MY DUI CASE. AT FIRST I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT I HAD NEVER HAD TO HAVE A LAWYER IN 61 YEARS. SO I TOLD HI, WHAT HAPPEN AND HE SAID I HAD A GOOD CASE THAT HE COULD BEAT IT . SO I HIRED HIM WE WENT TO COURT ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS AND TO BE HONEST I DID NOT THINK I WAS GOING TO WIN BUT WHEN MR. COXWELL STARTED ASKING THE OFFICERS QUESTIONS AND THE WAY THEY KEEP TRYING TO AVOIED HIS QUESTIONS. HE KEEP ASKING THE SAME QUESTION OVER AND OVER TILL THE JUDGE GOT UP SET AND TOLD MR. COXWELL TO MOVE ON HE NEW WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO DO. SO AFTER ABOUT ANOTHER 30 MIN. HE RESTED THE CASE AND I WAS NOT SHURE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN THE JUDGE WHEN'T OVER HIS NOTES AND CAME BACK AND SAID THAT DO TO THE LACK OF EVADENCE HE COULD NOT FIND ME GUILT OF DUI AND DISMISSED MY CASE. SO MR COXWELL SAID WE COULD WIN AND DAM IF WE DIDN'T. SO YES I WOULD RECKOMEND AT ANYTIME.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2013
Incredible Lawyer
Mel Coxwell helped me through my divorce and custody issues. He was straight forward, incredibly prepared, honest, very knowledgeable about divorce and custody law in Mississippi, and responsive to all my questions I had about the processes of divorce/custody. He helped me get exactly what I wanted in the divorce and full physical custody of my child. Mel was always available to me whether by phone or in person. I would recommend him to anyone going through a divorce. His expertise has gotten me through a very difficult time.
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Posted by Fred | March 20, 2013
Review of Mel Coxwell
Mel is extremely trustworthy, honest, and knowledgeable. My kids are the most important thing in my life, and I trusted Mel to handle to handle my child custody case. He was very well prepared, kept me informed of all facets of the case, and saw my case through to the outcome that I wanted. Mel is very professional and conscientious of his duty as an attorney. I strongly recommend using his services.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Mel Coxwell P.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Duggan, Coxwell & Lemon
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney of Rankin/Madison County
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorne of Hinds County
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Owner
  • Mel Coxwell Attorney at Law
  • 1992 - 1999
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Associations

  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rankin County Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Bar Commissioner
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Rankin County Rotary Club
  • Former President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Murphy Adkins Service Award
  • City of Brandon Mississippi
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Practice in Mississippi
  • The fundamentals of terminating parental rights
  • 2013
  • Criminal Law: New & Now
  • Do you have the Gall to use 18 USC 3553(a)
  • 2009
  • Criminal Law: New & Now
  • Cross-Examination of Expert Witness
  • 2009

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Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very professional and knows litigation. Highly recommend"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mel is a fantastic attorney that is well known for getting great results for his clients. If I needed a defense lawyer, I would hire Mel Coxwell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney."
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Brandon Divorce and separation Lawyer Gene M. Coxwell Jr.
Gene M. Coxwell Jr.
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brandon, MS
Licensed for 30 years