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Barry K. Jones is a member of his firm's Trusts, Estates and Personal Planning Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal taxation including individual, non-profit and business tax planning, estate and gift tax planning, compliance and contriversey; business law including general corporate, contracts, business entity formation, liquidation, merger, reorganization, acuisition and securities law exemptions; employee benefits including qualified plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, stock option plans and welfare benefit plans; estate planning, estate administration; asset protection planning; and elder law.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. M & A: 20%
  3. Tax: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

4450 Old Canton Rd Ste 210
Po Box 16089
Jackson, MS, 39211-5991


MSAuthorized to practice law198608/15/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 197808/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer in America (Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law)Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America2008
Estate Planning and ProbateMid-South Super Lawyers2006
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planning Councils2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerWyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP2012 - 2016
Adjunct ProfessorMississippi College School of Law2009 - 2016
Attorney/ShareholderWise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.1997 - 2012
Attorney/ShareholderDossett Goode Barnes & Broome, P.A.1986 - 1997
Senior Tax AccountantErnest and Whinney, CPA1984 - 1986
AttorneyWeil Ellis Weems and Copeland, P.A.1982 - 1984
Senior Tax AccountantJoseph Decosimo and Company, CPA1980 - 1982
AttorneyAttorney Office of Regional Counsel U.S. Dept. Health Human Services1976 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
mMssissippi Baptist Health Systems Foundation Estate and Gift Tax Advisory BoardMember (Chairman 2009-2011)2009 - Present
American Bar Association Advisory PanelMember2007 - Present
Financial Planning AssociationMember2005 - Present
Estate Planning Council of MississippiMember (Board of Directors 2014 to Present)2000 - Present
Mississippi Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember1992 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember (Personal Financial Planning Section)1992 - Present
Mississippi BarMember (Chariman Tax Section 2009-2010)1986 - Present
Capital Area Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1978 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Mississippi Secretary of State Nonprofit Corporation Study GroupMember2010 - 2011
mississippi Scretary of State Trust Laws Study GroupMember2009 - 2010
Mississippi Tax InstituteBoard of Trustees2007 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1980
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Southern MississippiN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts 101Trusts2015
The Probate Process From Start to FinishProbate Process2014
Advanced Business ContractsBusiness Contracts2014
Elder LawElder Law2013
North Mississippi Rural Legal Services 2012 Elder LawPlanning Tips For Clients with Small Estates2012