Chinn & Associates employs a unique team approach where the entire staff serves a clients’ needs. When this team approach is combined with our unique staffing and our commitment to service, we deliver complete service to our clients.
We know that many of our clients are in despair over their family lives and they have probably never been in a lawyer’s office before. Our approach is designed to make clients feel as comfortable as possible during these difficult circumstances. We strive to make them feel as though our arms are wrapped around them and that they have protection and a safe haven in our office.
The Chinn & Associates team has been carefully and painstakingly assembled and trained as a result of Mark Chinn’s goal to deliver unparalleled service to people who are going through what many believe to be the worst personal experience in life, Divorce. The Chinn & Associates Team delivers specialized service at a reduced cost, while making the client feel that their problem is being handled by a family of friends that care a great deal about them.
1978, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1978, Iowa State University, B.A., 1975
Professional Associations & Memberships
Hinds County (President, 1998) and American (Member and Council Member, Family Law Section, 1993—) Bar Association; The Mississippi Bar (Member, Committees on: Ethics, 1991-1993; Fee Dispute Resolution, 1993—; Chair, Solo and Small Firm Practice, 1996; President, 1998 and Chair, 1996 and 2000, Family Law Section); Charles Clark American Inn of Court.
Honors and Awards
Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Pi Sigma Alpha. Recipient, Mississippi Bar Award of Merit, 1996. Adjunct Professor, Law, Mississippi College. Counsel, Mississippi Senate Judiciary Committee, 1978-1980. Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Mississippi, 1980-1981. Vice Chair, Supreme Court Gender Fairness Task Force. President, Jackson Urban League. President, Lamar Order, University of Mississippi Law School, Alumni Association. Listed in Best Lawyers in America. Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation.(Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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