Douglas Tynes Jr.

Tynes Law Firm
525 Krebs Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 769-7736

Douglas L. Tynes, Jr., who prefers to go by the much more informal ‘Monte’ Tynes, is a second-generation attorney, who began practicing law with his father, Douglas L. Tynes, in 2006. After the latter’s retirement in May 2013, Mr Tynes continued practicing in the same historic building where his father had worked for more than 30 years.

Mr Tynes is a devoted practitioner of the law. He goes the extra mile to become better acquainted with his client by making house calls, so he may know them in their surroundings. Mr. Tynes makes sure that his team at Tynes Law Firm share his work ethic and is equally understanding of the needs of his clients.

Areas of Specialization

Mr. Tynes’ practice includes:

Automobile accidents
18-wheeler accidents
Medical malpractice
Criminal law
Family law cases such as divorce, custody, and child support

Mr Tynes is admitted to practice in all state courts in Mississippi, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Mississippi College School of Law, 2002-2005

Active in the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association student chapter
Earned a Juris Doctorate in May of 2005
University of Mississippi School of Law, 2004-2005

Finished final year of law school as a visiting student
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-2002

Earned Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Sigma Phi Epsilon
Wrote for The Technique, the school’s weekly newspaper
While attending school full time, also worked at Pond & Co., Architects and Engineers

Ocean Springs High School

Graduated with High Honors
Lettered in football and soccer
Part of civic organizations such as Phi Kappa

Representative Clients:

Mr. Tynes has an impressive success rate when fighting complex and challenging cases. He has also obtained favorable results in several other kinds of cases, such as a recent $260,000.00 verdict in a sexual harassment case against former Sheriff Mike Byrd.

In one of his most rewarding cases, Mr. Tynes, along with his co-counsel, obtained a rare acquittal in a capital murder case in ‘State of Mississippi v Tevin James Benjamin’.

Personal Life:

A longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Monte is passionate about his family, fishing, and anything to do with Georgia Tech.

He is married to Leilani Tynes, and they have four beautiful children.