About Coxwell & Associates

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At Coxwell & Associates, we are experienced and caring attorneys with a history of success. Each lawyer is passionate about providing the best legal representation and service available. We do not consider the practice of law as a business, instead it is a life-long career and a profession with the purpose of helping Mississippians resolve their legal problems. Mississippi is our home. We consider it a privilege to have represented Mississippians for well over 35 yrs.

Our law firm is not a general practice law firm. Our attorneys focus their practice in limited areas in order to provide a more highly skilled service to our clients. For example, you would see a family doctor for general medical conditions (cold, flu, etc) but would see a Cardiologist to address a serious medical issue involving your heart. Both are doctors, but have a different focus. At the law firm of Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our managing partner, attorney Merrida Coxwell and partner, attorney Chuck Mullin have limited their area of practice and fine-tuned their skill to work within the following legal areas:

  1. Personal Injury Litigation
  2. Criminal Defense
  3. Civil Rights Litigation

Partner, attorney Frank Coxwell, who focused on the above areas for decades with the firm, several years ago parlayed that experience into focusing exclusively on the financial needs of clients and defending their financial interests against ruthless creditors, predatory lenders and servicers, and mortgage companies that seem bent on taking people’s homes one way or another. He focuses on:

  1. Bankruptcy
  2. Mortgage and Foreclosure Defense

We firmly believe that it is our duty to enable individuals in the Jackson, Mississippi community to have access to the highest quality legal representation possible. All of our attorneys stay on top of the latest legal strategies and changes to the law. We attend legal seminars to learn, we teach at legal seminars, and we participate in moot court at law schools to work with Mississippi’s future attorneys. If you have been seriously injured, charged with a crime, facing extreme financial hardship, or at risk of losing your home, you need an attorney who is focused specifically in these areas of law. Call us now at 601-948-1600 or 1-877-231-1600.

Personal Injury Litigation


Someone who has suffered a personal injury would be a person who has been harmed mentally, physically, or financially due to the negligent inaction or action of another party. Personal injury cases can range from an accident involving some type of motor vehicle or stemming from the use of a defective drug. Whatever the cause of the personal injury, we are dedicated to recovering for our clients the full measure of justice to which they are entitled. We understand that a seriously injured person will have only one chance to recover damages (money) for the harms and losses they suffer, so you need a lawyer who has real experience in this area.

We have been involved in complex civil litigation. In the past five years, we have won jury verdicts or negotiated settlements on behalf of clients that total almost $300 million. Understand that under most circumstances, someone that has suffered a personal injury due to negligence of another will only have one chance to recover what they are due for the loss they have suffered. We take that very seriously and dedicate our full efforts and abilities to see that our clients are given the due regard and representation they warrant. In order to better serve our clients that have suffered from a defective drug, our managing partner, Merrida Coxwell, is licensed in DC, West Virginia, and Arkansas and our partner, Chuck Mullins, is licensed in DC and West Virginia, in addition of course to the great state of Mississippi. Our goal has never been to be the highest volume firm but to provide the highest quality of legal representation available. If you’ve been seriously injured, we can help. For a free consultation, please contact us now.

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Criminal Defense Representation


If you are charged with a crime, then your choice of attorney may make the difference between freedom and prison. We know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined experience handling criminal defense cases such as Capital Murder, violent crimes, drug offenses, white collar offenses, complex Medicaid/Medicare cases, tax evasion, and more. We have represented former mayors, attorneys, countless professionals, and hundreds of other hard-working people in Mississippi who have been accused of a crime.

You need a lawyer that will aggressively defend you and that has the experience necessary to guide you through State and/or Federal criminal procedure. We encourage you to review several of our representative criminal cases and to review many of the testimonials we have received from clients over the years. If you have been charged with a crime, you need an attorney who knows how to stand for you and how to obtain the most favorable result available within the facts of your case. We’ve also had an amazing reversal rate within the over 160 appellate cases we’ve handled, including a recent MS Supreme Court reversal. Contact us now for a free consultation and review of your case.

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Civil Rights Litigation


The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have strived for and are proud of being a part of spearheading civil rights protection in Mississippi. The definition of Civil Rights is the rights of citizens to equality, social, and political freedom. These rights may not be disrupted by your employer, an institution, or the government. We have helped many people who have suffered from civil rights violations such as police brutality and various forms of misconduct just to name a few. Please review our representative civil rights cases for more examples.

Regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or other factors, these rights are fundamentally secure along with other basic rights that our Constitution guarantees such as freedom of press, speech, religion, unreasonable search and seizure, and protection against racial discrimination. If your civil rights have been violated, please contact us now for a free consultation. We can help.

Bankruptcy Representation


If you are facing financial hardship, it’s important that you understand all the options available to you. You need a lawyer that will take the time to understand your situation and has the experience in this area to lay out all the options for you. You also need an attorney that is an experienced litigator like Frank Coxwell. We take into account all of your needs such as potentially suing collectors for illegal harassment, stay violations, and discharge violations. Your right to a fresh financial start is guaranteed in our Constitution and we take that very seriously. Call us now at 601-948-4450. All initial consultations are free.

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Mortgage and Foreclosure Defense Representation


Purchasing your home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in our life (the American Dream), however, it can also be devastating and heartbreaking when under the threat of losing this house you have made a home. What adds insult to injury is when your mortgage company seems determined to take your home regardless of the fact that you’re doing all you can to hold up your end of the deal. The mortgage industry has been and continues to be under the spotlight for improper loan origination disclosures, predatory lending practices, predatory servicing practices, and as well wrongful foreclosures (just to name a few areas of inappropriate behavior that has come to light in recent years).

Mississippi is our home and we love nothing more than to help fellow Mississippians save their homes. There are only 5 ways in Mississippi to stop foreclosure. With Mississippi being a non-judicial foreclosure state (meaning that the mortgage companies are not required to notify you of foreclosure but must simply run the foreclosure in the paper for 4 weeks prior to the sale date) it is imperative that you know and understand your options, and move quickly when confronted with the possibility of losing your home to foreclosure. It is a much better position to be in fighting to keep your home than to be in the position of trying to get your home back. We will help you regain control over your mortgage, keep the house that has become home to you, and review your case for possible fraudulent activity on the part of the mortgage company or mortgage servicer, addressing these violations on your behalf to ensure you receive any due compensation. Call us now at 601-948-4450 for a free consultation and review of your case.

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We Can Help You


The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have the skills, background, and experience to assist you with all of your personal injury, criminal defense, and financial matters. Please contact our Jackson, Mississippi civil, personal injury, and criminal defense attorneys or our bankruptcy, mortgage litigation, and/or foreclosure defense attorney today for a free consultation and review of your case at 601-948-1600 or 1-877-231-1600.

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