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Jonathan Michael Farris

General practice Attorney at Hattiesburg, MS

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1999
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About Jonathan

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Practice area
  1. General practice
    Seasoned trial and appellate attorney with 17 years of experience with a solid track record of success not only as a private attorney but also as felony public defender, special prosecutor and a municipal judge pro tem. Recognized for being a motivated and articulate legal professional who thrives in a courtroom setting. Experienced and well versed in the following areas of the law: administrative matters, business transactions, civil litigation, criminal matters, domestic relations and family

    25 years

Jonathan Farris is a partner with Farris Law Offices, where he has devoted his practice to litigation. He is a seasoned  litigator with a proven record of achieving favorable results for clients in civil and criminal matters ranging in complexity from general civil disputes to highly contested domestic matters to capital murder cases.


During his 17 year career Jonathan has tried to conclusion 45 jury trials and 22 bench trials; prosecuted over 50 appeals; and participated in thousands of other court proceedings. He has served as regional trial counsel for mass tort defendants and for members of the Policemen’s Benevolent Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.


As for  for public service, Jonathan has served as an Assistant Felony Public Defender, Chief Felony Public Defender, Special County Prosecutor and Pro Tem Municipal Judge.


In addition to his litigation experience and public service, Jonathan is also known for his exceptional problem solving skills. But that is no surprise since he has been solving problems and overcoming adversity his entire life. Jonathan was born with Spina Bifida, an incurable birth defect that does not allow the spine to form properly which ultimately causes physical disabilities. In order to accomplish certain simple tasks, Jonathan had to undergo 26 major operations. Still, doctors gave him little hope. They told him he would eventually lose his ability to walk as he grew older. But Jonathan did not like that opinion so he set out to prove them wrong and did! Truth be known Jonathan has always fought to never let Spina Bifida hold him back even though some circumstances (i.e. sports, bullying) were harder to overcome then others. He learned at an early age to compensate for his disability through faith; family; will do attitude; and by developing strong problem solving skills. Ironically his battle with Spina Bifida has been a motivating factor in his success as a lawyer and in life. His daily creed is “be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid … for the Lord thy God … will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6.  

Jonathan graduated from the University of  Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996. He earned his Juris Doctor from Mississippi College in the Fall of 1998. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Mississippi along with the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association and  South Central Mississippi Bar Association.


Jonathan generously supports the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, Homes of Hope for Children, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Red Cross, the Spina Bifida Association of America, the National Rifle Association, the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College. He has also been an active supporter of the Republican Party not only as a member but also as a political candidate who has cultivated a strong base of supporters.    


In terms of personal causes and goals, Jonathan has advocated not only as an attorney but also as a husband and father for the safety of children. He believes every child has a right to live a healthy childhood  free from bullying, neglect and  abuse. It is his life long goal to make his belief a reality. 


Jonathan is married to the former Susan Sanderson, who is a registered Nurse at Forrest General Hospital. They have one daughter, Dru who attends the University of Southern Mississippi. Jonathan and Susan, along with Dru reside in Lamar County, Mississippi where they attend Oak Grove United  Methodist Church.  


As for his law practice, Jonathan provides the best legal representation available to his clients at reasonable and fair costs. He is very proud of the high legal and ethical standards his office has established and the tradition of excellence they work to maintain. On a daily basis  Farris Law Offices works hard to improve the quality of life for clients, the community and families.


Farris Law Offices provides zealous legal representation to clients in the following areas of the law: 

Administrative Law
Automobile Accidents
Appeals (Civil and Criminal)
Business Transactions 
Business Litigation
Car Accidents
Child Custody Matters 
Child Support Claims
Civil Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Contract Disputes
Criminal Law (Felonies and Misdemeanors)
Divorce and Family Law
Eighteen Wheeler Accidents
Mental Health Law and Commitments
Offshore Injury Claims/Jones Act 
Paternity and Parental Rights 
Personal Injury Claims
Products Liability Claims
Professional Malpractice
Professional License Hearings and Revocations
Workers Compensation Claims 
Wrongful Death Claims
Wills, Estates, and Probate
Youth Court Matters

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Jonathan M. Farris, Attorney at Law
6645 U S Highway 98 Ste 3
Hattiesburg, MS, 39402-7509


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Lindin | September 7, 2018
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Truly a life saver!
Jonathan worked non-stop and feverishly alongside his brother Chris to successfully defend me in a criminal trial. He is a brilliant legal mind that stays steps ahead and misses no chances to object and steer the course back in your favor. He will explain everything to you in a nice and simple way before and during a trial on how to act, react and simply on what to do. He’s easy to talk to and he listens well and will be very relatable to you. His compassion and passion for your cause and overall success will be obvious, so obvious you will think you’re his only client. He’s not just a good lawyer but a great lawyer and great man! I couldn’t recommend his legal services any more. I wish I could give him 10 stars instead of just 5!!
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Posted by Jeni | April 6, 2016
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Jonathan is a man of true integrity. He was always honest with me in my divorce. Jonathan is also a brilliant attorney, always one step ahead of the other side. I recommend him to everyone that I can.
Posted by Meredith | March 14, 2016
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He is a man of his word!
Jonathan is a man of his word. He was my divorce attorney and did everything he said he would do. He explained to me how everything was going to go day of court and when we walked into court that day my ex husband was not there. The judge was not going to grant my divorce that day. Jonathan worked his lawyer magic and I got my long awaited divorce that day! If you are looking for a honest, hardworking and professional attorney then Jonathan M. Farris is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
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Jonathan Farris is an exceptional attorney
Jonathan Farris is a phenomenal attorney, one of the best! He was my divorce attorney and I was more than pleased with how he handled every aspect of my case. Jonathan did everything he said he would do and did it in a timely manner. I felt that he genuinely cared, was empathetic toward me and my children, and did everything within his power to make sure my children and I received what we were entitled to. He fought hard for us and made me as if my case was his only priority. I pray I don't ever have need for legal counsel again but if I do, I will definitely use Jonathan again! I highly recommend Jonathan Farris for anyone needing legal counsel.
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Posted by Susan | February 21, 2016
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Outstanding Attorney
Jonathan Farris is an outstanding attorney. He did everything he promised he'd do for us. He is honest, ethical and truly a brilliant legal practitioner. My husband and I hired Jonathan to help us win a child custody case. To do that, we had to convince our judge to terminate the parental rights of our child's natural parents (a justifiably difficult legal hurdle to clear but in the best interests of our child) and to allow us to adopt our child. Previous to hiring Jonathan, we had had an attorney working on our case for more than two years, with very little to show for it. And then without warning that attorney notified us that he was being suspended by the state bar and could no longer represent us. Jonathan was recommended to us by several individuals so we contacted him just before Christmas of 2013. Hiring Jonathan turned out to be the best decision we could have made! Jonathan promised us a speedy resolution to our case, and made good on that promise - after more than two years of delays and legal ineptitude, we officially adopted our child approximately 90 days later. I know that would not have happened, at least not when it did, if it weren't for Jonathan Farris. He accomplished more in three months than our prior attorney had in twenty-eight! We credit him with allowing us to give our child a safe and secure life and with giving us the greatest gift we have ever received. I would recommend Jonathan Farris to anyone needing legal representation. My husband and I thank God for him regularly.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • City of Hattiesburg
  • 2012 - Present
  • Regional Trial Counsel
  • E.D. Bullard Company
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney and Partner
  • Farris Law Offices
  • 1999 - Present
  • Special County Prosecutor
  • Forrest County Board of Supervisors
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Chief Public Defender
  • Forrest County Board of Supervisors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Forrest County Board of Supervisors
  • 2003 - 2008
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  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • South Central Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Anniversary and Distinguished Service Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Mississippi Practice
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • 1996
  • Charles Easterling Award
  • Hinds County Public Defender's Office
  • 1996

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Hattiesburg General practice Lawyer Jonathan Michael Farris
Jonathan Michael Farris
General practice Attorney
Hattiesburg, MS
Licensed for 25 years