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.