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Robert H. Compton
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Meridian, MS

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601-693-4840

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Robert H. Compton has been engaged in an active civil and criminal litigation practice at both the trial and appellate court levels in Meridian, Mississippi and around the State since 1978. As a member of the firm, the primary focus of his trial practice includes personal injury, DUI and criminal defense, contract disputes, commercial and complex litigation. His practice also includes transactional law, the drafting of contracts, last will and testaments, loan closings, transfers of business interests, business formations, and school law.

Personal Information
Married to the former Lynne Lewis; active members of Highland Baptist Church, Meridian,
Mississippi, where Robert currently serves as a Deacon, Chairman of the Personnel Committee, and Devotional Leader for the weekly Iron Men Breakfast Group. They have two married daughters, and four grandchildren.

Hobbies and Interests
Spending time with family, especially grandchildren; hunting, fishing, hiking, and working on the family tree farm.

Areas of Practice

  • Car Wrecks
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents
  • Rear End Collisions
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Administrative Law
  • Adoption
  • Assault and Battery – Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Bankruptcy Law/Creditor Rights
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Collections
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Educational Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability – Plaintiff
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Wrongful Death – Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Meridian Community College, Meridian, Mississippi
    • A.A. - 1973

Representative Cases

  • Delker v. State, 50 So. 3d 300, (Miss. 2010), cert. denied by Delker v. Mississippi, 131 S.Ct. 2941, 180 L.Ed.2d 233, 79 USLW 3673 (U.S.Miss. May 31, 2011)
  • Commercial Bank v. Hearn, 923 So. 2d 202, (Miss. 2006)
  • Board of Educ. of Calhoun County v. Warner, 853 So.2d 1159 (Miss. 2003)
  • Hall v. Dillard, 739 So.2d 383 (Ct. App. Miss. 1999)
  • Quitman Consolidated School District v. Enterprise School District, et al., 105 F.Supp.2d 545 (S.D Miss. 1999), Affirmed 226 F.3d 642, 148 Ed. Law Rep. 602 (5th Cir. July 11, 2000)
  • Broadhead v. Bonita Lakes Mall, Limited Partnership, 702 So.2d 92 (Miss. 1997)
  • Brown v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 669 So.2d 92 (Miss. 1996)
  • Lauderdale County School District v. Enterprise School District, et al., 24 F.3d 671 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Austin Development Co. & Eastover Bank for Savings v. Sowashee Venture v. Austin Development, 19 F.3d 1077 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Estate of Otho Brown v. Lauderdale County School District, 624 So.2d 77 (Miss. 1993)
  • Null v. Buntyn, 553 So.2d 29 (Miss. 1989)

References

  • Citizens National Bank, Meridian, Mississippi
  • Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company, Jackson, Mississippi

Honors and Awards

  • Elected Lauderdale County Prosecuting Attorney, 1980 - 2003
  • Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, Mississippi State Board of Bar Admissions, 1991 - present
  • Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners, 1997 - 2000
  • President, Lauderdale County Bar Association, 1988, and 2006
  • Initial Incorporator for Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., and General Counsel, 1989 - present
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Commissioned 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 1978 - present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1978 - present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member, 1982 - present
  • Mississippi School Board Attorneys Association, Member
  • National School Board Attorneys Association, Member
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Member

Witherspoon and Compton, LLC

1100 23rd Avenue

1100 23rd Avenue
P.O. Box 845
Meridian, MS 39301

Toll Free: 800-549-1579
Phone: 601-207-0333
Fax: 601-693-4840

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Witherspoon & Compton, LLC is the oldest, continuously operated law firm in Meridian and East Central Mississippi, having been established in 1956. The firm continues to provide quality legal services in the areas of general practice as well as litigation in both state and federal courts…

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