James Andrew Yelton

James Andrew Yelton

Partner
Location:
Batesville, Mississippi
Phone:
662-267-1776
Fax:
662-563-5746
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Real Estate
  • 35% Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • 15% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2012

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1994
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Check Cashers Express vs. Bryce Crowell (MS Court of Appeals)
  • Shirly Richardson vs. Cedric Richardson (MS Court of Appeals)

Representative Clients

  • Gateway Tires
  • Dunlap & Kyle Company, Inc
  • Huron Smith Oil Company
  • First Security Bank
  • Guaranty Bank & Trust
  • Renasant Bank
  • BancorpSouth
  • MS Land Bank

References

  • Keith Buck - Guaranty Bank
  • Willie E Gray, Jr. - Dunlap & Kyle
  • Justin Hill - First Security Bank
  • Don Smith - Huron Smith

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Trivia, Panola Bar Association, 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Panola County - Best Lawyer, 2014 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1994 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • MS Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Panola Bar Association, President, 2005 - Present
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, Member, 1997 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Family, Master, Panola County, MS, Youth Court Judge, 2011 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • MS Bar Association Character & Fitness Committee, 2013 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Commercial Pilot - Multi Engine - Instrument Rated
  • Advanced Ground Instructor

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega