It's Official - Firm Receives "Best Practices" Real Estate Certification

J-G-L has been deemed ALTA “Best Practices” certified. This certification allows J-G-L to close a broad range of residential and commercial loans. The certification process insures law firms who handle real estate transactions are following best practices as it relates to the protection of confidential consumer information. The certification relates to the security and privacy of the loan documents for both the borrower and the lender, together with the handling of the loan funds and the quality of the legal work related to real estate loans. The certification comes only after a vigorous audit by an outside firm to insure compliance with all ALTA requirements.

Summary Judgment for Choctaw County in Detainee Suit

On September 30, 2016, SUMMARY JUDGMENT and QUALIFIED IMMUNITY summary judgment were granted in a case brought by a detainee held in the Choctaw County Jail. The detainee was held pursuant to a Grand Jury indictment. Several months elapsed between service of the Grand Jury Warrant and the plaintiff's initial appearance before a Circuit Court Judge.  Danny Griffith and Arnold Luciano handled the case. 

Gerald Jacks Named One of America's Best

Senior partner Gerald Jacks was recently named one of the "Best Lawyers in America." The "Best Lawyers" publication has been honoring America's brightest legal minds since 1983. The honor is bestowed by peers after an extensive review process. Learn more at



J-G-L Ends Year and Starts 2017 With Major Victories for Mississippi Counties

On December 29, 2016, SUMMARY JUDGMENT was affirmed in the matter of a former detainee who disputed the quality of medical care provided in the Desoto County Adult Detention Facility.

Danny Griffith and former partner Mike Carr handled the appeal.

On January 03, 2017 SUMMARY JUDGMENT was granted in favor of all defendants in the matter of allegations of wrongful arrest by a subject who was arrested, tried, convicted and later acquitted on appeal from assault charges which arose from a long term boundary-line dispute between relatives in Calhoun County.  Danny Griffith and Mary McKay Griffith handled the case.

On January 11, 2017 SUMMARY JUDGMENT was granted in favor of all defendants in the matter of a former inmate in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility claiming the loss of sight in his right eye. Danny Griffith and Hollie Moore handled the case.