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Mitchell, McNutt & Sams

About Mitchell, McNutt & Sams

Mitchell McNutt & Sams lawyers approach every task we are asked to address by trying first to understand the concerns, the financial limitations and the ultimate goals and aspirations of our clients.

This dedication to client service is the reason Mitchell McNutt & Sams grew in our first hundred years from a sole practice in a small town into one of Mississippi's largest and most highly respected law firms. We serve banks, manufacturers, health care providers, governments, insurance companies, developers, utilities, transportation systems and individuals in our region and throughout the United States. Our clients depend on us to help them in almost every area of the law. Our lawyers work in teams carefully selected to focus experience, knowledge and skill on the task at hand. Whether the client is a Silicon Valley-based green-tech start-up, a comprehensive hospital system we have represented for three-quarters of a century or a teenage defendant in a car wreck case - whether we are closing a loan, probating your loved one's estate or handling the formation of a business entity - our focus is the same: meeting client needs by providing high quality legal services efficiently and with minimal disruption to the client.

During this period of rapid and dramatic change in the legal profession, Mitchell McNutt & Sams lawyers know that advancing the client's interest is their most important work.


Mitchell, McNutt & Sams traces its origins to 1904 when Guy Mitchell began practicing law in Lee County, Mississippi. In the 1970's, the firm enjoyed growth and expansion that has steadily continued through present day. Our legacy has been and continues to be that we provide broad-based legal services to a wide variety of clients through our multi-disciplinary practice which is committed to quality and excellence.

As part of one of Mississippi's largest law firms, the attorneys at Mitchell, McNutt & Sams have established reputations as respected practitioners of commercial law, general litigation, and diversified areas of civil law, serving local, state and national clients. The firm is especially well positioned to serve clients in the southeastern region of the United States, with over 30 lawyers admitted to practice in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, who regularly handle complex and challenging transactions as well as trials and appeals before all state and federal courts and agencies. From our Tupelo, Columbus, Oxford and Memphis locations, we offer our clients a wide range of practice groups carefully developed during our 100 plus years in business. The breadth of our experience and the depth of our professionalism have aided us in forging long-standing client relationships which include city governments, health care facilities, public utilities, railroads, banking institutions, various manufacturing companies and industries, large retail establishments and major corporations as well as locally owned businesses and many insurance companies. At the same time, members of the firm devote substantial time and attention to the special concerns of individuals.

Office Description:

Tupelo, the county seat of Lee County, was incorporated in 1870. In 1934, it made history as the first city in America to receive electric power from TVA. Its Community Development Foundation was begun in 1948 to unify the economic development activities of the region and has itself been a model attracting national attention. Tupelo has twice earned the "All America City" title, the oldest and most respected community recognition award in the nation. The city of nearly 40,000 is the largest producer of upholstered furniture in the U.S. and the second largest manufacturer for all furniture sold in the world. Tupelo's North Mississippi Medical Center is the nation's largest non-metropolitan hospital. Located in the hill country of northeast Mississippi, this manufacturing, retail and distribution center has also been recognized as a national model for technical and public education. While Tupelo may lack a "college of its own," it boasts an advanced education center which serves as local campus for two state universities and two regional community colleges. Perhaps Tupelo's most popular and recognizable claim to fame is as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. That 2-room shotgun house attracts nearly 100,000 visitors a year, contributing heavily to Tupelo's $46 million tourism and hospitality industry. Tupelo is also the headquarters for the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unique 450 mile long scenic highway which is a component of the National Park Service. Mitchell, McNutt & Sams got its start in Tupelo in the early part of the last century and from the beginning was a visible law firm, its attorneys closely linked with the community. Newspapers from the early days describe the firm's founder as an active and eloquent citizen, a "young man of fine qualifications" who would "not stop short of the highest standards." Guy Mitchell, Sr. was eventually engaged as City Attorney, and the firm has served as counsel for the city of Tupelo through three generations. MM&S attorneys have consistently tempered their lives as lawyers with community service and cultural activity. They have been founders and supporters of local symphony orchestras and proponents and performers of community theatre. The firm is amply represented on boards and rosters of most major banks, churches, civic clubs, arts councils and philanthropic and charitable endeavors in the county. All areas of law engaged in by the firm are represented in the practice of attorneys resident in the Tupelo office.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 7

Total Attorneys: 32

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Trusts and Estates 1

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