About Tompkins Law Firm

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Shane Tompkins

L. Shane Tompkins Attorney


Shane was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he was educated at St. Aloysius High School. He later attended Millsaps College, before earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Shane began his law career as an associate attorney at Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2003, Shane moved to Columbus, Mississippi and began working at the
Studdard Law Firm. Shane formed the Tompkins Law Firm in 2012 and today, primarily practices in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury and criminal defense.

Professionally, Shane is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Mississippi Public Defender's Association. In addition, he has been the Lowndes County Bar Association President and is currently the Board Attorney for Golden Triangle Waste Services. Shane also serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Shane is married to Julie Pryse Tompkins. Shane and Julie have two sons, John and Jack. They reside in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Mark Jackson

Mark T. Jackson Attorney


Mark T. Jackson is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky. In his undergraduate studies at Georgetown College, Mark was a Trustees Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetonian while earning a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Mark earned his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in May of 2008. During law school, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and served as a law clerk intern under Chief Justice John D. Minton of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Tompkins Law Firm, Mark was an assistant district attorney for the 16th Circuit District Attorney’s Office. During his time as a prosecutor, Mark tried dozens of criminal trials involving felony offenses including murder, sexual battery, drug offenses, child abuse, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

For the past several years at Tompkins Law Firm, Mark has enjoyed a broad practice in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, family law and social security disability. He has represented clients before courts throughout the state of Mississippi, as well as before various boards and agencies.

Mark is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Oktibbeha County Bar Association, Columbus-Lowndes County Bar Association, and represents law enforcement officers as a Southern States Police Benevolent Association network attorney. Mark has also taught various classes and seminars to law enforcement officers related to criminal and civil law updates throughout the Golden Triangle.

Mark has been licensed to practice law throughout the state of Mississippi for more than 10 years.

Mark resides in Starkville with his wife, Molly, who also is a practicing attorney. Mark and Molly have two lovely and hilarious daughters, Laurel and Anna Claire and their loyal dog, Tort. Mark enjoys traveling, cooking, playing golf, and cheering for his Kentucky Wildcats.

Education: Mississippi College School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2008 Georgetown College, Bachelor of Arts—English, 2004

Bar Admissions: Mississippi State Bar

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law, Social Security Disability

Chance C. Fair

Chance C. Fair Attorney


Chance was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi where he graduated from New Hope High School. He then attended The University of Mississippi, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Homeland Security and a minor in History. Chance continued his education at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree.

Chance primarily practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, will/estates, and divorce/custody. Chance is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and The Young Lawyers Division.

Chance is excited to return to Columbus, the community he and his family have called home for so long. Chance enjoys spending time with his two dogs, Delta and Dockett, cheering for Ole Miss sports, and the Atlanta Braves.

Deborah Moore Workers' Compensation

Pam Wyckoff Workers' Compensation

Morgan Pounders Criminal & Liability

Kim Abels Liability

Haley Hicks Criminal

Terri Tinsley Social Security & Chancery