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John D Giddens

also known as John Giddens

About me

   John Giddens has extensive experience in a number of areas of legal practice, including being lead counsel in multi-million dollar medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability and personal injury cases. Mr. Giddens has been lead counsel in cases receiving significant jury verdicts involving personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, the mis-filling of prescriptions, and birth trauma.


   Mr. Giddens is the founding member of John D. Giddens Law Firm. He established the firm in 1999 with a dedication to those who cannot otherwise help themselves. Mr. Giddens is a victim's rights advocate who chooses to represent the interests of individuals over corporations. His practice is devoted to helping Mississippians seek justice.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 35%
    23 years, 150 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 21%
    23 years, 300 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    23 years, 125 cases
  4. Birth Injury: 15%
    22 years, 30 cases
  5. Medical Malpractice: 9%
    23 years, 40 cases



Hourly ($300-450/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Philip W. Thomas

    I endorse this lawyer. I have tried cases with and against John. He is not afraid to take and try a hard case in order to obtain justice for his clients. This attitude has led to multiple large verdicts for his clients. He is also much better at negotiating settlements than most lawyers. There are many imposters in the realm of personal injury law. John is the real deal.


    Philip Thomas Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    As a defense attorney I have had several cases opposing John and have always found him to be honest and straightforward. It is always a pleasure working on cases with him. It is also very clear to me that John truly believes in his clients and cares about the results of a lawsuit for the client, not himself.


    Wade Manor Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

John D. Giddens, P.A.

226 North President Street
Jackson, MS, 39201-1903


MSAuthorized to practice law199207/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Mid-South Super Lawyer ListMid-South Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2015
Member Selection- Nation's Top One PercentNatioinal Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Excellence and Achievements in the Legal CommunityMid South Top Lawyers: as published in Memphis Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2014
Mississippi's 10 BestAmerican Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers AssociationThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2013
FellowAmerican Association For Justice National College of Advocacy2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGiddens Law Firm1999 - Present
AttorneyDiaz, Lewis and Giddens1993 - 1999
Associate AttorneyBrunini Grantham Grower and Hewes1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A1993 - Present
Mississippi Association for Justice groupN/A1993 - Present
Capitol Area Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Local HospitalSettled
Doe v. Jaquith Nursing HomePlaintiff's Verdict
Doe v. School DistrictSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
msverdict.comPersonal Injury Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In Legal Terms, Mississippi Public RadioBicycle Accidents2014
Law CallPersonal Injury2012
Continuing Legal Education, Trial Practice ForumTrial Practice2010