Helping Mississippians for over 35 years. We understand results matter.

Merrida Coxwell

500 N State St

Jackson, Mississippi

888-592-5505

See what makes Coxwell & Associates Different

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.

Just the Facts

Specialization

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Profile

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.

Verified listing Owner Verified Listing

Maps

Leave a Review

Reviews

Locations

Merrida Coxwell

Main Office

500 N State St
Jackson Mississippi

The City of
Ridgeland Mississippi


The City of
Madison Mississippi
Video Blog

How Can an Attorney Help a Family in a Wrongful Death Case?

A Wrongful Death Case in Jackson, Mississippi Merida Coxwell is a personal injury attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi. He once handled the case of a man who died at the hands of the police. He represented the man's family as they sought justice for his wrongful death. He won them a jury verdict... […]

Read more

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 dr... […]

Read more

Blog

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... […]

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... […]