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Jackson, Mississippi

Boasting the largest population of any city in the state, the City of Jackson serves as the capital of the state of Mississippi. While Jackson itself has a population of 173,514 people, the metropolitan area, which encompasses five counties, has a population of 539,057. Jackson was originally property of the Choctaw Nation, but around 1820 after the Treaty of Doak’s Stand, European-American people began to settle the area. First named “Parkerville,” the Jackson area was settled by Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian trader operating on the Natchez Trace trade route. Jackson is named after the seventh United States President, Andrew Jackson, but LeFleur’s Bluff State Park now exists to honor Louis LeFleur.

Jackson’s cultural heritage is rich, evidenced by the city’s motto, proclaiming it to be the “City with Soul.” One of the stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail and home to world-famous Malaco Records, the city is famed for not only its musicians, but its literary figures as well. Famous authors such as Willie Morris and Eudora Welty called Jackson their home. Civil Rights icon Medgar Evers’ home is located in Jackson as well. Jackson is also the official home of the United States International Ballet Competition.

A little known fact about Jackson is that the city is the only capital in the entire United States to rest atop a volcano. Jackson sits on top of the dormant Jackson Volcano, located deep below the Mississippi Coliseum. Also, the first state law allowing married women to own property separate from their husbands was passed in the city of Jackson in 1839. Jackson is home to eleven colleges and universities, including graduate schools such as Mississippi College School of Law and University of Mississippi Medical Center. The city is also home to nine public high schools and six private high schools, including the elementary campus of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, which has previously been named by Time Magazine as one of the top one hundred schools in the nation. Jackson’s public schools are within the Hinds County School District and can be found online at: http://www.hinds.k12.ms.us. Clarion Ledger is the City of Jackson’s preeminent News Paper.

The City of Jackson’s Municipal Court Judges are Judge Waller, Judge Clay, Judge Page and Judge Studebaker and the Chief City Prosecutor is currently Barbara A. Bluntson. The City of Jackson’s official website is City of Jackson Official Website.

M. Devin Whitt is an experienced criminal defense, divorce and family law and personal injury attorney who has actively practiced law since 2002. Devin routinely practices criminal defense in the City of Jackson Municipal Court assisting his clients with various legal issues including Arson, DUI and DWI, Misdemeanor Expungement, Fleeing, Eluding Law Enforcement, Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, Hit and Run, Battery, Fraud, Forgery, Conspiracy, Destruction of Public Property, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Drug Distribution, Drug Manufacture, Domestic Violence, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Public Intoxication, Shoplifting, Larceny, Burglary, Armed Robbery, and various Traffic Violations.

To contact Devin, please visit https://www.whittlawfirm.com/ or call 601-607-5055 for a free consultation. M. Devin Whitt, PLLC is located at 774 Avery Blvd. N., Ridgeland, MS 39157. Driving Directions: From the City of Jackson, take Interstate 55 North and exit at County Line Road (Exit 103), turning right onto East County Line Road. Continue straight down East County Line Road crossing through the light at Pear Orchard Road, to the light at Avery Blvd. N. At the light for Avery Blvd., turn left. Continue straight, passing through one stop sign at Northpark Drive. Devin’s office will be located on the right.

Client Reviews
Devin handled my case with the attention and compassion you need when going through tough times in life. I always felt he had my back and fought for my best interests at all times throughout the ordeal. I would recommend Devin to anyone in need of an attorney. In fact, I already have! Keith C.
From the first time that I met Devin he was very friendly, courteous and passionate of being the Attorney that he would want serving him. He spent countless hours working to ensure that fair treatment was being delivered to me and my family. Very organized, timely, response to all my request. I had a very complicated case that extended longer than anticipated and he stayed on task, very optimistic, very driven for results and was able to deliver what I was seeking out for from the first meeting that I had with him. He never mislead me or promised me the world. He was very objective and realistic in what he felt he could deliver. I appreciate all that he did for me during this time and I will continue to use him for all of my future needs. If you family ever needs honorable, competent, caring representation in a case, then Devin Whitt is the Attorney you will be pleased with. Michael D.
Devin Whitt was very helpful and successful on achieving the desired results for my case! My case was over a year long, and Devin sought additional ways needed to solve my legal issues. He could’ve quit and said, “That’s the way it is”, but he continued to go to bat for me until he hit the HOMERUN. Even after the successful case, Devin called to check on me to ensure that I knew the additional steps needed to completely clear my name. Devin was prompt when returning phone calls. I have recommended Devin once and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone regardless of their legal issues. If you want to be successful in your case, don’t look any farther. Pick up the phone and call Devin! Immediately!! Parker R.
My experience with Mr. Whitt was positive from the first moment I consulted with him. I can't think Mr. Whitt enough for his help with my custody case. He was attentive, thorough, and helpful throughout a difficult time for me. He always kept me updated with the progress of my case and made me feel as if we were working together as a team. He was always available to me when I had questions pertaining to the matter, and he was always willing to take the extra time to make sure I understood everything in the process. I highly recommend Devin Whitt! Jennifer N.
Attorney Devin Whitt is awesome! He told me that he was going to do his best, and his best exceeded my expectations! For excellent representation, I highly recommend Attorney Whitt! Althea S.
Devin Whitt is absolutely the person you need to call when needing representation in a divorce case! He is the reason today that i have full custody of my 3 boys. Devin fought when nobody else gave me any hope. These days when many attorneys will concede children over to alcoholic and drug addicted mothers Devin said NO! He stood up and fought for me and my boys and we won. Thanks to Devin they are now in a stable home with me and their step mother, doing well in school and bright futures ahead. The alternative would have been living with an alcoholic and drug addicted mother and boyfriend. Thank you Devin for all you have done for me and my boys! Do not hesitate, CALL Devin Whitt today and be represented by the best!. David A.