An Attorney With Experience And Passion

When you are looking for a lawyer to handle your legal issues, you naturally want someone with experience and who genuinely cares about your needs. I am Gene Barton, a practicing attorney in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area for more than 40 years. Like an old-fashioned attorney, I represent clients in many legal practice areas, so you can turn to one lawyer for many issues that could arise.

I fight like a bulldog for my clients, but it's not because I'm a mean person; it's because I have compassion and really care about my clients. I defend their best interests with loyalty, strength and determination.

An Attorney With A Long History In Tupelo

While my office is physically located in Okolona, I consider myself to be a Tupelo lawyer. After growing up in Tupelo, I have spent my career representing individuals and families in the Greater Tupelo area. Most importantly, I have a track record of successful outcomes achieved for clients throughout the region in various practice areas, including:

Personal Injury

People are often reluctant to file a lawsuit after being injured due to the carelessness or negligence of others. However, a successful personal injury suit may be the only way to financially survive the cost of your injuries. In the case of wrongful death, the compensation you receive might be the only way to make up for lost income and provide for your child's college education.

To learn more about my personal injury practice, see the Personal Injury page.

Criminal Defense

No matter what you have been accused of — DUI, drug charges or even sex crimes — you deserve a fair trial. I believe there is good in everyone, and I believe what the Bible tells us about everyone getting a second chance, so I will fight for you to the end.

We believe that we have a very successful track record representing criminal defendants as long as they follow our advice. Please note that I cannot defend cases in counties in the 3rd Circuit Court District, but I can defend cases in all other counties in the state jurisdiction, including federal court. To learn more, see the Criminal Defense page.

Divorce And Family Law

I know the pain of divorce personally. My compassion for my divorce clients gives me fierce passion to fight for their interests and the interests of their children. It allows me to help you and your family through the gut-wrenching drama and emotions of divorce and child custody.

To learn more about how I can help, see the Family Law page.

Other Practice Areas

I welcome inquiries about any legal matter of concern to you. In addition to injuries, criminal charges and family law matters, I handle bankruptcy filings, Social Security Disability (SSD) claims and appeals, and workers' compensation claims.

Many say I have a stellar reputation in the community. I served as an alderman in Tupelo in the 1980s and narrowly lost a mayoral race in 1989. Through that experience, I demonstrated my commitment to the well-being of the people of this region. To learn more about my background and qualifications, follow this link:

Contact My Tupelo Area Criminal And Family Law Firm

My law firm office is generally open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, but I meet with clients during evenings and weekends by appointment. My fees are competitive for my level of experience, and I offer free initial consultations. Contact me online or call 662-447-2522 for a free consultation.