Herring, Long & Crews, P.C. - Canton Business Lawyers

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Herring, Long & Crews, P.C.

129 East Peace Street
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: 601-691-1121
Fax: 601-859-3955
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James M. Crews III

James M. Crews III

Canton, Mississippi
Jim was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 22, 1963.  He received his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Mississippi in 1985 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1992. 

Having practiced law for more than two decades, Jim  has developed  several areas of special emphasis.  He has successfully represented a number of clients in their claims for personal injuries and wrongful death.  He has extensive experience in real estate transactions and litigation.  His practice also extends to estate planning ( wills, powers of attorney and advance healthcare directives) and administration of estates in Chancery Court.   Jim also represents many clients in family law matters such as divorce, child custody and support.  He has assisted many business owners in forming and operating corporations and limited liability companies. 

Jim is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in Mississippi, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He has also made numerous appearances on behalf of clients before the Mississippi Public Service Commission and other administrative agencies.

Jim has served on the Board of Directors of Canton Academy, where he was President for two years.  He has also served on the Board of the Canton, Mississippi Chamber of Commerce, the Canton Rotary Club and the Madison County Committees for Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Interests:  Duck hunting,  wild turkey hunting, Civil War history, cooking and fly fishing

Areas of Practice

  • 20% Business Law
  • 20% Wills and Probate
  • 20% Family Law/Divorce
  • 20% Real Estate
  • 20% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association, 1992 - 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Herring, Long & Crews, P.C., Partner, 1992 - 2013


  • Phi Delta Theta