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About Us

With John J. McNeil, your case is not just another number. This firm is not a “billboard” law firm where you never meet your lawyer and cases are settled cheaply. Every client’s case is taken seriously and enthusiastically, or not taken at all. We spend a great deal of time getting to know our clients and assessing exactly what they need. Unlike some law firms, we do not take a “quantity over quality” approach. In criminal cases, we do not quake under threats from the prosecution. In civil cases, we do not take low-ball offers to settle just to make a fee and move on. This dedication to individual needs is one reason why we are one of the most referred attorneys in the region by our clients.

As both a criminal and civil litigation firm, we have participated in thousands of motion hearings, trials and cases, mostly in criminal settings, but also in youth court neglect and abuse allegations, custody and divorce and contempt actions, bad faith litigation, and estate matters. Our extensive knowledge of these areas is the reason for our great success for our clients in these fields. We stay well-ahead of the curve in case law updates, statute changes, and other changes and trends in the law. Judges and juries appreciate clients and attorneys who are well-prepared at trial, and we take pain-staking efforts to ensure your best case is presented.

John J. McNeil is one of the best-known trial lawyers in the area, due mainly to extensive courtroom experience in justice courts, municipal courts, circuit courts, chancery courts, and district courts of Louisiana. He is one of very few attorneys to have passed the bar in two states, and is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Louisiana. This has made him uniquely available to help clients with multiple charges, issues and injuries across state lines. That is especially important in the Pike County area, as many defendants find themselves charged in both Mississippi and Louisiana, or with past charges in both states which may need expungement. By hiring our firm, you are getting an attorney you can trust who can handle your needs in Mississippi and Louisiana. This not only saves you fees and expenses by not hiring two lawyers or firms, but allows you to keep an attorney you can trust on your side to handle your needs.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
John J. McNeil handled my case professionally and efficiently, and really worked hard on my charges. Not only was he explanatory of the process, he kept me informed throughout. He was able to get the felony charges against me dismissed, and I couldn't be happier with his work. I feel that he has a genuine regard for his clients and I highly recommend him. Courtney L.
★★★★★
I have used john for yrs ! He has always been honest and never tried to push me into something that would hurt me in the future. I would use him again . If someone needs a lawyer he is for sure a great lawyer and tells it like it is . It’s not all about the money for him he really cares about his job. Tandra