Povall & Jeffreys

Povall & Jeffreys

Povall & Jeffreys, P.A.: An Experienced Law Firm For All Your Legal Needs

Firm Overview

Serving the greater Mississippi Delta area and beyond, the Cleveland-based office of Povall & Jeffreys is a full service law firm with experienced attorneys to serve all your legal needs. Whether you have questions regarding personal injury, real estate, family law, estate planning, criminal matters or most any other legal issue, our 50-years of combined experience can help you resolve any matter of concern with confidence and trust.

Attorneys With Wide-Ranging Expertise
At Povall & Jeffreys, we are here to help you with all your legal needs in a comfortable and professional setting. Others find that they often have to farm out their legal services in a piece-meal fashion, hiring one firm for help with a personal injury matter but then having to search for a separate set of attorneys for assistance with their estate planning. This can drive up one's legal costs and result in a needless waste of time and travel in having to deal with two or more firms neither of which would be in a position to understand the full needs of the client.
By having the diversity, know-how and experience to effectively serve all of your legal needs, we at Povall & Jeffreys can provide you with a comprehensive counseling solution to your legal problems with lawyers who will have a deeper understanding of your concerns.

The Right Solution For Your Legal Problems
Our staff is dedicated to providing Mississippians with the finest, most professional legal services available. We dedicate ourselves to a broad range of practice areas that will help you with whatever legal questions you may have, including:
-Personal Injury
-Trucking Accidents
-Dangerous Drugs
-Family Law
Whatever kind of legal problems you may have, the attorneys at Povall & Jeffreys can help you with the solution. We handle a wide variety of matters, from plaintiff representation in large personal injury cases to defendant representation in criminal allegations. Our office delivers a diversity of services that you would expect to find at a large firm, but with the kind of personal attention and care you would get at a smaller, boutique firm. With Povall & Jeffreys, you can be confident that you have the finest legal representation available for any of your needs.

Main Office

Main Office
215 North Pearman Avenue
Cleveland MS 38732



Personal Injury

Povall & Jeffreys, P.A.: Mississippi's Premier Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury can result in debilitating conditions that can adversely affect your quality of life and wipe out your bank account unless you receive proper compensation for your injuries.
Though there are countless of ways one can be the victim of a wrongful personal injury, each case is the result of negligence or reckless conduct from another party. In the regrettable event of a personal injury incident, the best decision you can make to help you get full compensation for your injuries is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can properly assess your case and assist you.

The personnel at Povall & Jeffreys are among the most experienced, professional and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in the greater Mississippi Delta region. We handle forms of personal injury and related issues, including but not limited to:
-General Negligence
-Products Liability
-Premises or Landlord Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Workplace Disability
-Worker's Compensation
-Social Security Disability
-Loss of Wage or Earning Capacity
-Wrongful Death

Whatever the specifics of your case may be, we are ready to serve you in helping you recover.

You Don't Pay Unless We Succeed In Winning Your Case Or Obtaining A Satisfactory Settlement
Our office accepts personal injury cases on "contingency" meaning that you won't owe us anything for our services unless we are successful in helping you recover in your case. We offer free initial consultations for personal injury cases and can visit you outside our offices if you are unable to travel due to your injuries.

Personal Care Combined With Thorough Legal Knowledge
In addition to providing you with prompt personal assistance with your case, our attorneys can help you steer your case towards the best possible outcome by helping avoid common legal pitfalls that clients can encounter without proper counseling.
Just some of the important preliminary considerations one might face in a personal injury case include:

-Filing Deadlines Every cause of action has a "statute of limitations" which requires you to file a complaint within a specific timeframe from when you were first injured. Each cause of action may have a different deadline, depending on the circumstances. Our knowledgeable attorneys can make sure that all filings in your case are timely and in accordance with legal requirements.
-Comparative Negligence Issues Even if you happen to be partially responsible for an accident which caused you injury, you still may be able to recover if someone else was partially at fault too. Mississippi allows for "comparative negligence" recovery, which means that you can still recover sums in proportion to the amount of fault that is determined. For instance, let's say that in an auto accident, it was established that you were 40% at fault, while the other driver was 60% at fault. The law allows you to still recover 60% of what you would otherwise be entitled to had the accident been caused entirely by the other driver. Partial recoveries can even still be available in cases where you are more than 50% at fault. A consultation with one of our attorneys can help you best assess your case.
-Damage Caps In special instances, Mississippi's Tort Reform Act of 2004 may impose limits on certain types of noneconomic and punitive damages. Our staff can advise you on when these provisions might apply and steps you can take to ensure that you receive the maximum recovery possible under law.
Whatever the specifics of your personal injury case may be, the attorneys at Povall & Jeffreys will provide you with the highest quality counseling and personal attention to help you recover from your injuries and assist you in obtaining whatever compensation you may be entitled to for your pain, suffering and loss.

S. Todd Jeffreys

Povall & Jeffreys

Todd Jeffreys was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1974. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Mississippi where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, degree in 1997. While at Ole Miss, Todd was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Upon obtaining his undergraduate degree, Todd attended law school at the University of Mississippi where he obtained is Juris Doctor, cum laude, degree in 2000. While at Ole Miss law school, Todd was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal, the Moot Court Board and was awarded the Contracts Negotiation Award in 1998. Todd was also awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure, Intellectual Property, and Oil & Gas Law.

Todd was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2000, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the U. S. Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit. Todd is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the Bolivar County, Mississippi Bar Association and the Mississippi Association for Justice.

From 2000 to 2003, Todd practiced with Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway in Jackson, Mississippi where he focused primarily on medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, railroad litigation and general defense litigation. Thereafter, Todd joined the firm of Povall & Jeffreys, P.A. in 2003. This firm is located in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Todd's practice now is focused primarily on Plaintiff's litigation, including, but not limited to the pursuit of claims of medical malpractice and products liability, claims arising out of auto and trucking accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, workers' compensation and other actions involving injury. Todd also practices in family law, wills and estates, business law and criminal defense. Todd was named to the The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the year 2014.

Todd is a member and past president of the Cleveland Rotary Club. He is a member of Calvary Episcopal Church where he previously served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden. Todd is a Board Member of the Sunny Senior's Alzheimer's Respite Program and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Country Club. Todd enjoys fishing, duck hunting, golf and tennis. He loves most to spend time with his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and his three children.


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