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Craig Panter

Litigation Attorney at Madison, MS

5.0   8 reviews

also known as S Craig Panter

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Mr. Panter has been a member of the Mississippi Bar since 1985. He has a wide range of experience, with a focus on business and employment disputes.

Lawsuits can be time-consuming and costly. For this reason, Mr. Panter works hard to resolve his clients’ disputes out of court, saving them valuable time and money. He will not hesitate, however, to file a lawsuit when necessary to protect their interests.

Business clients of Mr. Panter have included healthcare providers, oil and gas companies, cosmetic and pharmaceutical manufacturers, investors, local business owners, and construction contractors.

Mr. Panter has also represented numerous employees in claims for wrongful termination, discrimination (including religious discrimination), sexual harassment, and wage and hour violations.

In the field of civil rights, he has represented people who have been the victim of wrongful arrest, excessive use of force, denial of medical care, and First Amendment violations.


Panter Law Firm PLLC
7736 Old Canton Rd Ste B
Madison, MS, 39110-6101

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Posted by Ben | February 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer experience you can ask for.
Highly recommend him. Living out of State now, he made a real estate legal matter simply disappear. The process was painless and saved me thousands. He knows his stuff as far as real estate litigation is concerned. Thanks for the great job.
Posted by susan blackwell | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On a easement
We are still waiting on trail. He has contacted me multiple times I think he is going to win my case.
Posted by Carson Thurman | May 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney for Complex Legal Issues
I have consulted and worked with Craig on several proceeding involving complex matters intertwining bankruptcy and environmental issues. Craig has a talent for attacking legal issues from different angles and spotting issues quickly. I particularly was impressed with Craig's research abilities. I would trust Craig to handle any matter on my behalf.
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Posted by Sam | December 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Friend in the Legal System
I have known and worked with Mr Panter for years. Without a doubt the best representation you can find. No one will make the process simpler to understand and treat you with more respect. For my business or my family there is only one choice.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2014
A Godsend!
I cannot even begin to say how much I appreciate Mr. S. Craig Panter. His expertise has changed my life! I had been widowed a few months... then the foreclosure notice came. I had learned there were unusual issues concerning the property, and, through a series of professional recommendations, I was referred to Mr. Craig Panter. After doing some research, Mr. Panter called back to say he thought he could help. And, help he did! Through a long, drawn out process, many hours of hard work (even on a holiday weekend), many documents being filed, and having to appear in court, he won the case!!! Even with his busy schedule, he has been informative and prompt to answer my many questions. I know I was led to Mr. Panter and I know God will forever bless him for his goodness to me. I can very highly recommend Mr. Painter. He was unequivocally the right attorney for me! BBA, Columbus, MS
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Posted by Neil | October 15, 2014
Best Lawyer I have ever worked with
Craig has proven to be the most effective, honest, hard working lawyer that I have ever worked with. He is extremely intelligent and picks up the issues of the case quickly and has always created a sound and successful plan on how to win the case. I have and will continue to recommend Craig to anyone seeking legal advice.
Posted by Tim | October 10, 2014
The Best Lawyer in the South
Mr. Panter is one of the smartest and most deliberate attorneys we have ever worked with. He really is brilliant and knows how to analyze a complex situation and explain it to you, or successfully argue a case in court. He provides answers and gets results. He also gets the job done and doesn't waste time...which is money of course. An interesting note is that through our interactions with Mr. Panter we believe he has a photographic memory too. Think about that.
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Posted by Joel | October 10, 2014
Consumate professional
Craig Panter has a mind for detail unmatched in other lawyers I've known and hired. He anticipates the other side's arguments, researches meticulously, and never stops building his case up until the time of trial or oral argument. I recommend him without reservation.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Panter Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Copeland Cook
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate and Partne
  • Kirkland & Barfield
  • 1990 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Satterfield & Allred
  • 1985 - 1990
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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • J.D. Cum Laude
  • 1985
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Avakian v. Citibank
  • Won and had the deed of trust declared void
  • Watson v. State of Mississippi
  • We obtained a ruling that the employee was wrongfully fired and that he must be reinstated to his job.
  • Johnson v. City of Belzoni, et al.
  • Won a $150,000 judgment
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  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar, Ethics Committee
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Swedish Amercian Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Eastland Scholarship
  • University of Mississippi Law School
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is a dedicated, precise, and thorough attorney who knows the law. Any client who hires him can rest assured that their case is in good hands."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a brilliant attorney, particularly in the areas of civil rights and business litigation. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Craig before he started practicing. He is bright and experienced."
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years that I have known Craig, I have consistently been impressed with his legal skill and knowledge, tenacity, and concern for his client's welfare. The highest compliment another lawyer can receive is an endorsement from another lawyer. I absolutely endorse Craig without any hesitation whatsoever."
Business Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Attorney Panter on cases in the past and I have been very impressed with how well prepared he is. He is one of the best attorneys I have meet. I endorse this lawyer."
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