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John S. Grant IV

Appeals Attorney at Ridgeland, MS

5.0   9 reviews

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    50%
    Court decisions can be appealed. Contact me to explore your options in fighting to overturn a trial court decision or defend the trial court's judgment.

  2. Adoption
    20%

  3. Family
    15%
    I have represented clients on a wide variety of family matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, termination of parental rights, and contempt of court, among others.

  4. Wills and living wills
    15%

John is a lifelong Mississippian from the Jackson area. In 2022, John co-founded Grant Legal Group, PA, with his wife, Brooke. He is the firm’s president.

Before starting Grant Legal Group, John was an equity-owning member of Shows Law Firm PLLC. He also spent 8 years in public service as an attorney for the Mississippi Court of Appeals. As the Court of Appeals’ opinions editor, John worked on over 2,500 published opinions in various areas of the law—both civil and criminal.

In private practice, John has successfully argued multiple appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Additionally, John’s practice includes a range of family-law and wills-and-estates matters. He is an advisor to Catholic Charities Adoption Agency and finalizes the agency’s adoptions in Mississippi.

John and Brooke live in Ridgeland with their two children, Jack and Will. They are active members of Parkway Hills United Methodist Church.

Licensed for 13 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 02/03/2023

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

Contact John

Grant Legal Group, PA
443 B Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS, 39157

Reviews

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Posted by Brandye | July 5, 2022
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Best Adoption Attorney
Mr. Grant did an exceptional job helping to make my dream of a family come true. I have heard horror stories about adoptions, so I was slightly nervous during our first meeting. I had several questions and concerns, but Mr. Grant put my anxiety at ease. He was knowledgeable and made sure that I was aware of each step in the process. I was treated with the upmost respect. I thank Mr. Grant, because me made me feel like I was important.
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Posted by Kayla | April 14, 2021
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Adoption
We hired john grant as our attorney to have my daughter adopted by her step dad! The process was kept simple for my family and myself! John was so thorough in his presentation that judge himself said, and I quote "don't you think that's enough"!! We of course won our case!!! We could NOT be anymore pleased with John Grant and SHOWS law firm!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2019
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Personable with Excellent Attention to Detail
While going through an appeal, my lawyer reached out to John to assist based on his significant experience with the appellate court process. John was very detail oriented and took the time to review and include any and all information to bring us to success! His meticulous method of sticking to the facts left me feeling like my voice was heard which resulted in a positive result! Initially, he was hired for appellate representation, but thanks to his expertise, he was hired on to co-counsel for future proceedings as well. Again, his attention to detail and hard work payed off! I would recommend hiring John Grant any day. He is an excellent lawyer whether it be in the appellate court or the family court. He is very personable, explaining the entire process with great detail to make sure his clients know what to expect.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2019
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Personal Attention
I initially called John at a recommendation of a colleague. He took time to actually "hear" me-not one time did I feel as though I was on the clock. His expertise and passion raised the bar for my situation. John was very professional throughout the entire process and made heartfelt recommendation along the way.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2019
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Matters of the Estate of My Brother
Shows Law Firm was suggested by my attorney in Louisiana to handle the matters of the estate of my late brother who resided in Mississippi. John Grant was the attorney retained to handle this case. He prepared all the necessary documents and filed and docketed them in a timely manner to the court. I was extremely happy with his performance of everything involved. He was very easy to talk with and explained whatever I needed to know. I would recommend him and his Firm to anyone needing an attorney for family matters such as I did.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2019
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Happily Divorced
I never thought I would need a divorce attorney but I did. I am glad I found John Grant to help me through a difficult time. He made sure that things were fair and just for me as well as my kids. He explained things every step of the way and I felt like I had a support system that was knowledgeable and efficient. Once everything was finalized, I felt like I could move on to the next chapter of my life.
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Posted by Kassandra | June 16, 2019
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Smooth Adoption
I am very pleased with the service that I received from John Grant and Shows Law firm in the adoption of my son. I had no ideal what to expect or the processes regarding adoption but Mr Grant made sure I got all the information I needed and that I knew how to handle each situation that would arise. He was patient and explained everything to me. The office staff was so nice and they show a genuine interest in my adoption process. The process was very smooth and was cost friendly. I was able to get everything finalized in a short amount of time and I am extremely grateful for their assistance in making my dreams a reality. All I have ever wanted to be was a mom and John Grant and Shows Law firm made that legally possible and I am so thankful and grateful. I would recommend them in a heart beat. thanks so much
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2019
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Excellent attorney
Attorney John Grant did an excellent job when I sought his legal advice. Very thorough and clear about what the laws are in Mississippi. He looked out for my interest and was always available to answer all my questions. No doubt that he is one of the best attorneys Mississippi can take pride in.
Posted by Lindsey | April 2, 2019
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Very attentive, great work
John handled my family's adoption and he did a great job! He was very attentive to detail and made sure everything was lined up for adoption day. We have recommended him to friends who are adopting. John was a pleasure to work with!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Grant Legal Group, PA
  • 2022 - Present
  • Equity-Owning Member
  • Shows Law Firm PLLC
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • Shows Law Firm PLLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Editor of Opinions
  • Court of Appeals of Mississippi
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge James D. Maxwell, II, Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • 2009 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Mississippi State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • White v. Whitehead, 300 So. 3d 1078 (Miss. Ct. App. 2020)
  • Affirmed
  • Page v. Graves, 283 So. 3d 269 (Miss. Ct. App. 2019)
  • Reversed and remanded.
  • Ladner v. Blanchard, 2019-TS-00944 (Miss. 2019)
  • Obtained dismissal for lack of appellate jurisdiction.

Associations

  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Concentration in Criminal Law, with Honors
  • University of Mississippi
  • 2009

Publications

  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Associate Articles Editor
  • 2009
  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Staff Editor
  • 2008
  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Associate Articles Editor
  • 2008
  • National Association of Attorneys General
  • Feature article in "Cybercrime Newsletter" for National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, DC
  • 2008
  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Staff Editor
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Law Clerk Orientation
  • Law Clerk Training
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse John
Appeals Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Grant has an in-depth knowledge of the appeals process in Mississippi, and works diligently towards a favorable result for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an extremely thorough and thoughtful attorney, understanding it is critical to design a custom legal strategy tailored to each client's specific needs. Due to the experience and contacts he gained while working at the Mississippi Court of Appeals, his breadth of knowledge is unmatched. John is also genuinely pleasant to work with, timely returns phone calls, and is deeply passionate about the work he does. His litigation style saves his client's money and gets them good results."
Appeals Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John and I clerked together at the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He's a fantastic legal writer!"
Appeals Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Friend
"John is an appellate attorney who has nearly a decade of experience in working for the appellate courts of Mississippi. As a former law clerk and opinion editor, he's got first hand experience with briefing and oral argument before appellate courts that few attorneys have: from the judge's perspective. This experience has equipped John to be an effective brief writer and oral advocate, as he knows better than most what to write or say to get his point across to an appellate judge. I strongly endorse John."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is also a smart lawyer that graduated near the very top of his class. He works hard for his clients and is very professional. We need more lawyers like John."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Grant has an excellent understanding of the law. John will be able to provide legal services that are second to none. I endorse this lawyer for chancery practice, including family matters, as well as appellate practice for individuals, businesses, and fellow attorneys needing some help doing the "heavy lifting.""
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Ridgeland Appeals Lawyer John S. Grant IV
John S. Grant IV
Appeals Attorney
Ridgeland, MS
Licensed for 13 years