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Jamie Whitten Howell Jr.


Location: Southaven, Mississippi

Phone: (662) 349-2889

Jamie W. Howell, Jr. was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1988 and the Tennessee Bar in 1993. Mr. Howell is admitted to practice in all courts in Mississippi and Tennessee, including Federal Court, the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Howell's areas of practice include Personal Injury, Criminal, Social Security, and General Civil Law. For his first five years of practice, he was an associate attorney with Gilder Law Firm. After spending his next six years as sole practitioner in DeSoto County, Mr. Howell joined forces with Jefferson D. Gilder to form Gilder & Howell, P.A. in June 2000.

Association Memberships: Mr. Howell is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), the Mississippi and Tennessee Bar Associations, the DeSoto County Bar Association on which he served as Vice-President, the Memphis Bar Association and The Million Dollar Advocates Forum which recognizes attorneys who have secured a recovery for their client of one million dollars or more.

Education History: Mr. Howell received his Juris Doctorate in 1988 from the University of Mississippi. He also received his Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in English in 1985. He graduated as Salutatorian from Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, Mississippi in 1981.

Personal Profile: Mr. Howell was born on January 16, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee. He and his wife, Ann, have two children, Ford and Emma. He and his family are members of Independent Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Memphis, Tennessee. Despite his busy schedule, Jim is a sports enthusiast and a scratch golfer. He also enjoys Memphis Grizzlies Basketball and all Ole Miss sporting events.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal
  • Social Security
  • General Civil Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1988
  • Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
    • B.A. cum laude - 1985
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), Member
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • DeSoto County Bar Association, Vice-President
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Pro Bono Activities

  • Independent Presbyterian Church (PCA), Member


  • Pi Kappa Alpha

  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Better Business Bureau®
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Institute- Personal Injury Attorneys

Talk To Us Today

If you're interested in a free and confidential consultation, call our office in Southaven at (662) 349-2889 or send us a message online. You pay no fees unless we recover compensation for you. We are licensed to practice in Mississippi and Tennessee.
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