Experience That Matters For A Brighter Tomorrow

Mel Coxwell

  • Sole Practitioner


Brandon, MS





Mel Coxwell graduated with a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1988 and received his law degree from the Mississippi College School of Law at Jackson in 1992. He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar that same year, and later began working for the State of Mississippi as an assistant district attorney.

During his service as a prosecuting attorney, Mel Coxwell gained extensive experience in criminal law. Working in close coordination with local law enforcement, other prosecutors, and judges, he prosecuted thousands of cases. His extensive involvement in the prosecution of so many criminal cases serves him well today, providing an insightful perspective into the criminal process facing his clients.

Mel Coxwell left the District Attorney's Office to go into private practice as a partner at Duggan, Coxwell & Lemon, PLLC. He currently manages his own practice as a sole proprietor at Mel Coxwell, P.A. and focuses his practice on family law, criminal defense, and civil litigation. His law office is located in Brandon, Mississippi, and he serves clients throughout Central Mississippi, in cities such as Jackson, Clinton, Pearl, Ridgeland, and Madison. Mel Coxwell is active in Rankin County, serving as President of the Rankin County Bar Association, Vice-President of the Rankin County Rotary Club, a board member of his neighborhood association, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Brandon, Mississippi.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Fire Claims
  • Property Claims

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D.
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • B.S.
    • Major: Criminal Justice


  • Do you have the Gall to use 18 USC 3553(a), Mississippi College School of Law, 2009 to 2009
  • Cross-Examination of Expert Witness, Mississippi College School of Law, 2009 to 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rankin County Bar Association, President, 2008 to 2009
  • Rankin County Rotary Club, President, 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Madison/Rankin County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2002 to 2004
  • Hinds County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 to 2002


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Family Law

Criminal Law

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