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John D. Mayo
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John D. Mayo



The University of Mississippi School of Law
J. D. 2006, cum laude

The University of Mississippi
B.S. 1998


  • Attorney for the Board of Trustees for the Louisville Municipal School District for the last 4 years
  • Advised the Board on all issues related to school law including retention and termination of teachers, student discipline and due process, EEOC complaints, purchasing, desegregation, disability law, search and seizure, conflict of interest and ethics issues, 16th Section, open meetings, student residency and transfers, district policy and procedure, tort claims act, FERPA, HIPPA
  • Board Attorney for the Louisville Municipal School District
  • Town Attorney for the Town of Noxapater
  • Public Defender for Winston County
  • Representation of numerous developers and lenders in commercial real estate transactions
  • Residential real estate closings for real property and timberland across North and East Mississippi
  • Real property litigation experience involving landline disputes, confirmation actions, ejectments, trespass, foreclosures, eminent domain, contract disputes, partition of real property, adverse possession, and probate issues.
  • Commercial litigation experience involving contract disputes, construction matters, wrongful death, asbestos, products liability, probate contests
  • Representation of lenders in creditor rights actions in bankruptcy
  • Lecturer on real property issues
  • Criminal defense experience in state court involving various felonies
  • Presley v. Stokes, 205 So. 3d 619 (Miss. Ct. App 2016) - Defense of Confirmation action involving adverse possession
  • U.S. Bancorp v. McMullan, 183 So. 3d 833 (Miss. 2016) – Interlocutory appeal on venue issue in lender liability suit
  • Catledge v. State, 174 So. 3d 293 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015) – Appeal of criminal conviction
  • Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. (S.D. Miss. 2014) – Prosecution of slip and fall case
  • Am. Gen. Life. Ins. Co. v. Hannah (N.D. Miss 2014) – Interpleader action involving probate and slayer statute
  • Black v. Clark, ( In re Estate of Black) 135 So. 3d 181 ( Miss. Ct. App. 2013) - Defense of will contest
  • Atwood v. Weyerhaeuser USA, Inc. (S.D. Ala 2010) Removal of environmental contamination action
  • Thrasher v. Am. Int’l Group, Inc. 333 Fed Appx. 486 (11th Cir. 2009) – Commercial breach of contract claim
  • Assurant, Inc. v. Mitchell, 26 So. 3d 1171 (Ala. 2009) Commercial insurance litigation involving arbitration provision
  • Am. Bankers Ins. C. of Fla. V. Mitchell (S.D. Ala. 2008) – Dec. action involving arbitration provision in insurance contract
  • Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Blasio ( N.D. Miss 2008) – Excess insurance claim
  • Mitchell v. Am. Suzuki Motor Corp. (M.D. Ala 2008) – Removal of products liability action
  • Bankhead v. Am. Suzuki Motor Corp. (M.D. Ala. 2008) Removal of products liability action

Honors and Achievements

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Appointed by Justice James Maxell to the Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Memberships and Associations

  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Winston County Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association
  • Mississippi City Attorneys Association
  • Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • United States District Courts
  • Northern District of Mississippi
  • Southern District of Mississippi
  • Northern District of Alabama
  • Middle District of Alabama
  • Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts
  • Northern District of Mississippi
  • Southern District of Mississippi
  • Northern District of Alabama
  • Middle District of Alabama
  • Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Civic and Community Activities

  • Member, Rotary Club of Louisville, Mississippi
  • Volunteer, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Volunteer, Birmingham, Alabama Housing Clinic
  • Member, Oxford-University Methodist Church
  • Former board member of United Way of East Mississippi