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Merrida Coxwell

500 N State St
Jackson, Mississippi

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Merrida Coxwell has developed a reputation as a fierce critic of social and legal injustice. This drive has compelled him to accept many criminal cases that other lawyers shunned or were afraid to accept.

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Jackson

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500 N State St Jackson, Mississippi

Ridgeland

The City of Ridgeland, Mississippi

Madison

The City of Madison, Mississippi
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Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

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Throughout his career, managing partner Merrida Coxwell has developed a reputation as a fierce critic of social and legal injustice. This drive has compelled him to accept many criminal cases that other lawyers shunned or were afraid to accept. When a person has a legal problem and needs help, Mr. Coxwell believes it is his job to set aside personal views in order to provide quality and aggressive legal representation. His dedication and drive has earned him a strong reputation in the fields of criminal defense law, personal injury law, and in financial fraud litigation.

As a Jackson injury attorney, Merrida Coxwell has distinguished himself in the area of personal injury law. He obtained a verdict in a product liability case working with two other attorneys that totaled over $144 million. He and his partner Chuck Mullins won a hard-fought Federal Civil Rights case against the city of Jackson, collecting a $2.1 million verdict on behalf of a family who lost a child to the excessive force of Jackson police officers. Countless other injured people have been helped by Merrida Coxwell.

The criminal defense work of Merrida Coxwell has been recognized for its consistency by a listing for over ten consecutive years in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. Recently, he was listed in the publication Super Lawyers of the Deep South. He is also an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating is the highest rating an attorney can receive for skill and ethical conduct.

When Merrida was a new lawyer, he represented eighteen (18) death penalty clients. Through hard work and dedication, Merrida developed a reputation for honesty, aggressiveness and fairness. He was asked by the Hinds County Circuit Court to defend Byron De La Beckwith, who was charged in the 1964 murder of Medgar Evers. This was a high profile case that became a major movie. Merrida also had successes defending two major alleged drug conspiracies in Federal Court. In both cases, set approximately one year apart, the juries found the defendants not guilty.

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Injuries in Public Transportation Accidents

Public transportation can be great in the sense that it is eco-friendly, cost-effective, and reduces traffic. However, in any situation where you are relying on another person or parties for transportation, your safety is in someone else’s hands. Accidents are a possibility in any vehicle, including... […]

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Personal Injury: How Much is My Case Worth?

Attorney Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult “We take every case individually… You just have to dig into each person and how the injury has affected them individually.” It’s a common question for anyone considering a claim for personal injury: how much is my... […]

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Negotiating Your Car Accident Insurance Settlement

Attorney Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult “If someone were to ask you, ‘What is your greatest asset or assets in your life?’, would you list your car or your boat? Or would you list your health? Your ability to play with your children… to pick up and play... […]

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What to Do if You Are Accused of a Crime You Did Not Commit

Finding yourself suddenly accused of a crime you did not commit is a scary and confusing place to be. You may find yourself unsure of how to combat the unjust accusation you are suffering from. You are not alone. The Innocence Project reports that 2%-5% of people serving time in prison are actually... […]

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What Are Your Rights if You’re Under Arrest?

Attorney Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult “They deprive you of your freedom of movement, basically seize you, put you under arrest, but you know you could be seized and not able to leave without them saying you’re offici... […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Speak With an Attorney?

Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult After an injury, the last thing you probably want to worry about is money, and the idea of hiring a lawyer may be daunting. You may be wondering: how much does it cost to speak with an attorney? Go... […]

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What to Say If The Other Driver’s Insurance Company Calls You

Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult Do you know what to say if the other driver’s insurance company calls you after a car accident? Providing a statement to the insurance company after a car accident is a risky move, especially if you haven’t spoken to an a... […]

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: Can I File a Claim?

Attorney Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult "The mesh might adhere to their internal organs, the mesh might curl up, it might curl in pieces, it might separate. It will start causing bowel obstruction. There are some injuries that are so severe and so painful... […]

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Interview: Defective 3M Military Earplugs

What went wrong with the defective 3M military earplugs? We spoke with Merrida Coxwell, an injury attorney who receives multiple calls every day from military service men and women asking about their legal options. Many veterans have filed lawsuits claiming that 3M's Combat Arms Earplugs, Version... […]

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Should I Take a Mississippi Boating Course?

Taking a Mississippi boating course is highly recommended! Anything that would help prevent serious accidents, injuries, and damage is worth the time. This is especially the case in Mississippi where the water can turn dangerous. Boating safety is paramount in preventing boating accidents. What You... […]

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Injuries in Public Transportation Accidents

Injuries in Public Transportation Accidents

Public transportation can be great in the sense that it is eco-friendly, cost-effective, and reduces traffic. However, in any situation where you are relying on another person or parties for transportation, your safety is in someone else’s hands. Accidents are a possibility in any vehicle, including in public transportation. Public transportation accidents can be particularly bad due to the many passengers and often multiple vehicles involved. Depending on the kind of public transportation you were injured on, it might be considered a common carrier or owned by a state or local government. The type of public transportation in which the accident occurred may affect an injury victim’s eligi... […]

What to Do if You Are Accused of a Crime You Did Not Commit

What to Do if You Are Accused of a Crime You Did Not Commit

Finding yourself suddenly accused of a crime you did not commit is a scary and confusing place to be. You may find yourself unsure of how to combat the unjust accusation you are suffering from. You are not alone. The Innocence Project reports that 2%-5% of people serving time in prison are actually innocent, equivalent to around 40,000 people out of the 2 million people incarcerated on average. While The Innocence Project and other organizations are working to clear the names of the wrongfully convicted, it would be better to avoid convicting the wrong party in the first place. It’s important to remember that just because you have been accused, arrested, or charged with a crime does not mea... […]

Should I Take a Mississippi Boating Course?

Should I Take a Mississippi Boating Course?

Taking a Mississippi boating course is highly recommended! Anything that would help prevent serious accidents, injuries, and damage is worth the time. This is especially the case in Mississippi where the water can turn dangerous. Boating safety is paramount in preventing boating accidents. What You’ll Learn in a Mississippi Boating Course For starters, you’ll learn: That Weather Matters – It should be a given, but you never want to take your boat out onto the water when the weather’s bad. Always check the forecasts. If you see those clouds darken, keep your boat on land. Have a Checklist in Mind – Safety rules are key, but they’re also easily neglected, especially when you’re so ex... […]

Legal Options If Your Loved One Was Killed by Police

Legal Options If Your Loved One Was Killed by Police

It’s a sad fact that oftentimes the police will make mistakes and be negligent of their duties, resulting in wrongful deaths. In that case, according to the law, the appropriate parties should be held accountable. This is even in the case where the police are doing their job as they should and accidents do happen; still someone has to be held accountable, and that is often the police officer responsible for the wrongful death. But how does one go about pursuing such a lawsuit? Burden of Proof Remains on Whether or Not the Police Officer Was Negligent It is a very serious factor to consider, and every case is different. The fact is if you’re facing the death of a loved one at the hands of a... […]

Trucking Accidents: Prevention and Reconciliation

Trucking Accidents: Prevention and Reconciliation

Trucking accidents are the most deadly accidents on the road. Thankfully, there are federal laws designed to protect both the truck driver as well as everyone else in smaller cars and trucks. For example, a trucker is required to get adequate rest before they get in their 80,000 pound vehicle and drive it past other drivers going 70 mph down the highway. For contrast, a compact car only weighs around 2,979 lbs. Truly, these semi trucks are a major reason why we have so many things available to us for purchase, so they should be respected as a necessary part of our everyday life. Unfortunately, not everyone follows safety laws, and that puts others in danger. Other times, issues such as poor... […]