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James Lloyd Davis III

Criminal defense Attorney at Gulfport, MS

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Jim Davis

Licensed for 39 years Free consultation
Licensed for 39 years Free consultation

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Jim Davis has brought hundreds of jury trials to verdict, and has represented thousands of clients in felony and misdemeanor charges in his decades-long career. A third-generation lawyer with qualifications to appear before United States Supreme Court and as lead counsel for death-penalty cases in state and federal courts, Jim Davis has appeared in the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court handling appeals and oral arguments. Many of his homicide jury trials have been met with favorable outcomes. If you are looking for an attorney in the Gulfport/Biloxi area who is honest and knowledgeable of his field, you are looking for Jim Davis.

Licensed for 39 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 04/04/2023

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

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Law Office of Jim Davis
1904 24th Ave
Gulfport, MS, 39501-2975


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Posted by Cherylise Jonathan | December 16, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by JoAnn | April 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Look no farther, best attorney ever!
When my son passed unexpectedly Mr. Davis handled his estate with compassion and understanding. From the day I walked into his office and the final court appearance I knew I was in great hands. Bless you and your talented staff for always being there for me. God must of known I needed a great attorney, but not just anyone, he sent me to you. If your considering hiring Mr. Davis, I highly recommend you do so. Sincerely, JL
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Posted by Pamela Brown | January 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very best Criminal Lawyer
Mr Davis was a great help to my husband when he went to him for help with a DUI case. He was so kind and helpful. We live near Atlanta, GA and Gregg's (Yoh) case was a couple years old. MR Davis guided us long distance on what to do and kept us informed of every decision. He was able to get Gregg into a wonderful rehabilitation center as part of his time served. Jim was always ready to help, even on a Sunday! He is very calm, knows all the right things to say and made us feel very comfortable. He knows exactly what he's doing. He let us know when we had to travel to court and met us there early and ready to go. He is a very snazzy dresser as well and looked definitely dressed for success. We appreciate so much his gift of making us feel like he was leading the way and doing the right thing. Thank you Jim! If anyone needs a brilliant criminal attorney, call Jim Davis, you won't be disappointed!!
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Posted by Jeffalyn | March 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I hired Mr. Davis to represent me in a recoupment heading. He went far beyond the scope of his role. He was prompt, well mannered and had researched the issues thoroughly. I would definitely hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Doesn’t sugar-coat the truth
I retained Mr. Davis when I got a DUI. I got the impression he knew what he was doing when he gave me a reasonable idea of what I was facing. walked away with a fair sentence, and the impression this is a honest man doing honest work.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Harrison County Public Defenders Office
  • 1987 - 2007


  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982


  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association
  • Past President
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Update
  • Issues and Concerns with Eye Witness Identification in Court
  • 2016
  • Jury Selection
  • Jury Selection
  • 2016
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association
  • Representing Defendants in Child Sex Cases
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis is one of the brightest legal minds in the profession. He works hard and prepares his clients well. Mr. Davis is well respected by the Courts and he treats his clients with that same level of respect."

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Gulfport Criminal defense Lawyer James Lloyd Davis III
James Lloyd Davis III
Criminal defense Attorney
Gulfport, MS
Licensed for 39 years
Free Consultation