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Jay Paul Carmean

Jay Paul Carmean

Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Mississippi, Mississippi
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Summary

A resident of Oxford, Mississippi for the past 25 years, Jay has vigorously fought for individuals facing both misdemeanor and felony charges in the State of Mississippi. Since graduating from The University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999, Jay has concentrated his practice on defending citizens charged with crimes ranging from drug possession and driving under the influence to felony assault and murder. In 2017, Jay was named Oxford's Best Lawyer by The Oxford Eagle. After graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999, Jay served as a law clerk for Presiding Justice C.R. "Chuck" McRae of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Jay then worked for Tollison Law Firm, P.A. in Oxford for four years, returning to the firm he had clerked for while in law school. While there, Jay was made a partner in the firm. In January of 2004, Jay joined Rhea Tannehill, Jr. to form Tannehill & Carmean, PLLC. In 2011, Matt McKenzie was named partner and the firm name changed to Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie. The firm has been voted "Oxford's Best Law Firm" every year since 2010 and each year Jay was voted in a separate poll as one of the "Top 3 Favorite Attorneys in Oxford". Jay holds an AV Peer Review Rating which is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics. Jay, originally from Caruthersville, Missouri, is married to the former Wendy Chambers of Oxford, Mississippi. Wendy is also an Ole Miss graduate and works for the University of Mississippi as a Human Resources Project Coordinator for the RebelWell Program. They are the proud parents of identical twin girls, Jane Reeves and Evelyn Rose, born on May 10th, 2006.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Payment can be made in person, online or over the phone.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mississippi
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Mississippi
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC
- Current
https://www.tannehillcarmean.com
Partner
Tollison Law Firm
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Gained trial and appellate experience in both criminal and civil law.
Judicial Law Clerk
Mississippi Supreme Court
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Served as a law clerk for Presiding Justice C.R. "Chuck" McRae of the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Education
University of Mississippi
J.D.
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Awards
Oxford's Best Lawyer
The Oxford Eagle
Oxford's Best Law Firm
The Oxford Eagle
Voted Oxford's Best Law Firm every year since 2010.
Voted one of Oxford's Top 3 Favorite Attorneys
The Local Voice
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
An AV® Peer Review Rating is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell representatives conduct personal interviews to discuss lawyers under review with other members of the Bar. A compilation of these opinions from various sources is necessary to form a consensus, and lawyers under review are sometimes asked to provide professional references to assist with the process. In addition, confidential questionnaires are sent to lawyers and judges in the same geographic location and/or area of practice as the lawyer being rated.
Professional Associations
Mississippi Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Lafayette County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Past President
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Speaking Engagements
A Day In Trial, Masters in Action Trial Seminar, Natchez, Mississippi
Mississippi Association For Justice
Mississippi Criminal Law Update, Mississippi Law Update, Natchez, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Continuing Legal Education
The Practical Aspects of Criminal Law, UM Law School
Jay Carmean spoke to law students from the University of Mississippi School of Law. The two hour session included the handling of all misdemeanor and felony matters in state courts in Mississippi over his 15 years of practice. The students are enrolled in a class teaching the practical realities of the criminal law practice which is being taught by Professor Ronald J. Rychlak.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC
829 North Lamar, Suite 1
Oxford, MS 38655
USA
Telephone: (662) 236-9996
Cell: (662) 832-6381
Fax: (662) 234-3949