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Tommy W. Defer is a practicing attorney with 22 years of experience in the legal field. Tommy’s areas of practice offer a wide range of options that include criminal defense, domestic, litigation, debt collections, bankruptcy, and wills and estates.

Tommy is licensed to practice in the State of Mississippi and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. He has proudly served as the Municipal Court Judge for the city of Coffeeville, Mississippi since 2015, and was the former Municipal Prosecutor for the Town of Oakland, Mississippi from 2008-2016. Over the past two decades, Tommy has practiced in the 17th Circuit Court District of Mississippi as public defender for Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties. He also serves as pro-tempore Municipal Judge for the cities of Batesville, Oxford, Senatobia, and Southaven, Mississippi. Tommy also teaches American National Government as an adjunct professor at Northwest Mississippi Community College - Oxford Campus.

Attorney Tommy W. Defer was born and raised in Water Valley, Mississippi, where he attended Water Valley High School. He continued his education at the University of Mississippi graduating Summa Cum Laude in Criminal Justice. Following his undergraduate studies, Tommy pursued his Juris Doctorate at The University of Mississippi School of Law where he graduated in 2001. That same year, Tommy was hired by The Law Offices of David L. Walker in Batesville, Mississippi where he gained valuable experience as a young lawyer, studying under the likes of some of Mississippi’s finest attorneys.

In 2003, Tommy decided to go out on his own and established The Law Office of Tommy W. Defer, PLLC. Nearly twenty years later, he has grown his practice into one of the most respected and well-known firms in the area.

Tommy is happily married to his wife of twelve years, Stacie. Together they have four sons: Patrick, 27 (U.S. Army Staff Sergeant), Andrew 23, Daniel, 20 (U.S. Navy Submariner), and Presley, 15, and two crazy dogs.

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