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
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’.
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.