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WE FOCUS ON RESULTS 

North Mississippi Injury Lawyers’ team is dedicated to helping you put your life back together after a terrible loss or injury.  We have spent decades helping people like you through some of the worst times in their life.  When you are injured through no fault of your own or while doing your job, it can be devastating to you and your family and we can help you through this process and help you win the settlement that you need to move on with your life

A LEGAL TEAM YOU CAN DEPEND ON

With over Seventy-Five years of combined legal experience our team has helped thousands of clients navigate the legal landscape and secure a settlement or verdict that allows them to rebuild their lives and to receive the compensation they deserve.  When you are injured you need an Attorney who will listen to you, work hard to represent you and that has the experience to know what steps to take to get you the most compensation.   Our Attorneys will take care of you.

WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE?

The difference in our firm and others is that we truly care about you and your case.  The lifeblood of our firm are referrals from former clients.   Our Attorneys have stellar reputations in our area and have received hundreds of referrals from previous clients.  We do not believe that there is any higher form of recognition than when a former client is so pleased with our work that they send someone else to see us.  We invite you to inquire about our reputation and believe you find that we really do put the client needs first.

MEET OUR TEAM

William O. Rutledge III

PARTNER

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION:

  • Native of Union County, Mississippi
  • Graduate of The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law

PROFESSIONAL:

  •  Member Mississippi and Union County Bar Associations
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to practice in State, Federal District and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals courts
  • Director of BNA Bank
  • Served as Union County Prosecuting Attorney and Public Defender and Union County Youth Court Judge
  • Private Practice for 33 years
  • Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
SERVICE:
  • U. S. Army Vietnam Veteran (Bronze Star)
  • American Legion, VFW, Rotary Club President
  • Union County Development Association President
  • Executive Committee of the Yocona Area Council of Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout
  • Sunday School Teacher-First United Methodist Church (25 years)
  • Former Church Chair of Trustees, Staff-Parish Relations Committee
  • Rotary Club President
  • Airport Commission

Bill’s successful litigation includes numerous cases involving settlements or awards of $100,000-$1 million and several of $1 million or more. In addition to a very active law practice, Bill’s career includes previously owning and operating several businesses, including The New Albany Gazette (1969-1979) and The Tallahatchie Broadcasting Corporation (1979-1983). He is part owner of Rutledge Publishing Company and is also involved in developing commercial properties.

Bill and his wife, Gayle, have seven sons and reside in New Albany.

J. Mark Shelton

PARTNER

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION:

  • Native of Union County, Mississippi
  • Graduate of The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law

PROFESSIONAL:

  • Former Municipal Court Prosecutor for Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Former Assistant Municipal Court Prosecutor for Tupelo, Mississippi
  •  Licensed to practice in all State Courts in the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Supreme Court, and in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
 J. Mark Shelton, originally from Union County, Mississippi, has resided and practiced law in Tupelo, Mississippi since 1994. Mr. Shelton was graduated cum laude, from the University of Mississippi in 1991 with a double major of Banking and Finance and Business Administration. Mr. Shelton enrolled in the University of Mississippi Law School upon graduation, and was graduated cum laude in May 1994. During his second year of law school, Mr. Shelton won the award for “Best Oral Advocate” in the annual Moot Court Board Oral Advocacy Competition. Mr. Shelton followed that up during this third year of law school by being named the winner of the annual Steen Reynolds Delehite and Currie Trial Competition.
After successfully completing the Mississippi Bar Examination, Mr. Shelton became licensed to practice law in October 1994, whereupon he became an associate with Moffett Law Firm, P.A. in Tupelo, Mississippi. While working for Moffett Law Firm, P.A., Mr. Shelton’s primary areas of practice included personal injury litigation, as well as serving as the Assistant Municipal Court Prosecutor for the City of Tupelo. In 1996, Mr. Shelton, along with New Albany native, Ken Weeden, created the law firm of Shelton & Weeden, P.A. Mr. Shelton was appointed by Tupelo Mayor Glen McCullough to serve as the Municipal Court Prosecutor in 1996 and continued to serve until his resignation in 1998.
Mr. Shelton resides in Tupelo along with his son, Cade, who will be attending the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2017, with plans to become an attorney and join his father’s firm.

Joe M. Davis

PARTNER

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION:

  • Native of New Albany, Mississippi
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law

PROFESSIONAL:

  • Currently Union County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Currently New Albany City Prosecuting Attorney
  • Currently Attorney for the Town of Myrtle
  • Member Mississippi and Union County Bar Associations
  • Admitted to practice in Justice, Chancery, Circuit, Mississippi Supreme and Appellate, Federal District Courts and 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Past Adjunct Professor at The University of Mississippi
  • Presented Ethics CLE Seminar for Attorneys
  • Presented Small Town Practice CLE Seminar for Attorneys

JOE IS AN ATTORNEY FOR NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING

  • New Albany Main Street Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Union County Historical Society
  • Magnolia Center Board
  • Tallahatchie River Drainage District
  • New Haven School
  • Union County Fair Board
SERVICE:
  • President Mississippi Livestock Council
  • Attorney for State Fair Commission
  • Former Kiwanis Club President
  • Former Trustee of Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Former Staff Member for Congressman Jamie Whitten
  • Sunday School Teacher- First United Methodist Church
  • Former Chairman of Administative Board and Member of Staff-Parish Relations Committee – First United Methodist Church

Joe has an outstanding record of success winning cases dealing with a wide range of issues. He is an accomplished trial attorney that spends multiple days each week in court on cases very similar to yours. He has won cases before both the Mississippi Supreme Court and Mississippi Court of Appeals. His commitment to his clients also includes securing multiple five and six figure settlements in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. Joe’s advice is also sought in the area of preparing Wills and helping clients with Estate business and other personal affairs. More important to Joe than winning a certain case is his reputation for helping people like you through the most difficult points in their lives.

He and his wife, Jennie, have a daughter and son and reside in New Albany.

Chandler Rogers

PARTNER

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION:

  • Native of New Albany, Mississippi
  • Graduate of The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law

PROFESSIONAL:

  • Currently Attorney for the Union County Board of Supervisors
  • Currently  Attorney for the Union County Development Association
  • Currently the Youth Court Referee of Union County, Mississippi
  • Admitted to practice in Justice, Chancery, Circuit, Mississippi Supreme and Appellate, Federal …
SERVICE:
  • Member of New Albany Rotary Club
  • Member of First United Methodist Church
  • Board Member for Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence
  • Eagle Scout
  • Former President of Union County Habitat for Humanity

In 2005, Mr. Rogers was accepted to participate in the Accelerator Summer Business Institute program taught by the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Mr. Rogers successfully completed this program then returned to law school in the fall of 2005. Mr. Rogers received his juris doctorate in 2007 and, thereafter, passed the Mississippi Bar Examination, becoming licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi in October, 2007. Mr. Rogers initially worked for a law firm located in North Mississippi that represented individuals wrongfully injured by persons or companies. Specifically, Mr. Rogers worked in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, mass tort/class actions, bad faith insurance, slip/fall cases and criminal defense. In Spring 2008, Mr. Rogers established Rogers Law Group, P.A. located in New Albany, Mississippi. Rogers Law Group, P.A. engages in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, mass tort/class actions, bad faith insurance, slip/fall cases, workers’ compensation, criminal defense, governmental law, child custody and divorce cases, corporate/commercial law and other general areas of law. Since opening Rogers Law Group, P.A., Mr. Rogers and his firm have represented many injured individuals in both the state courts of Mississippi, the federal courts of Mississippi and other jurisdictions. Mr. Rogers has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Rogers has engaged in real estate development in Oxford, Mississippi along with a business partner since 2005.

Mr. Rogers is married to Carolyn “Carrie” Stevens Rogers.  He has two children, Reese Neely and Liam Neely.

“In my many years of practice, I haven’t been more proud to be part of such a talented, engaging team of attorneys.”
William O. Rutledge III • SENIOR PARTNER