AREAS OF PRACTICE Criminal Defense DWI/DUI Traffic Tickets /DMV Hearings Personal Injury Worker's Compensation
Mark S. Jetton, Jr. is one of the founding partners of Jetton & Meredith. As an accomplished trial attorney, he is described by his clients as someone who becomes highly involved in their case, pursuing the best possible outcome. He brings a competitive approach to the courtroom and has an impressive track record* for the results he has achieved over the years for his clients. As a former college football player, Mr. Jetton has earned a reputation for being an aggressive, hardworking attorney inside and outside of the courtroom. He is widely respected in the legal community and can often be seen on the nightly news for his legal insight on developing stories and his involvement in high-profile cases. He has earned a significant list of awards for his legal work; however, he is most proud of what his clients say about his work on their cases.
Mr. Jetton focuses his practice on criminal defense, personal injury, and workers' compensation. This includes representing individuals charged with DWI/DUI, felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses, as well as those who are seriously injured or killed as a result of an accident or the negligence of someone else. He has handled hundreds of cases to conclusion and has an impressive track record for obtaining not guilty verdicts, high settlements, and high jury award verdicts.*
''I apply the two basic principles to the practice of law which I have lived my life by: hard work and toughness. I am a firm believer if a person is willing to work hard and stay tough, they will be successful in whatever they do. I promise my clients from the outset, I will work hard and be a tough advocate for them to the conclusion of their case.'' - Mark S. Jetton, Jr.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
DWI/DUI Drug Crimes Domestic Violence (Assault on a Female, Stalking, Assault by Strangulation) Restraining Orders (50B and 50C) Violent Crimes (Assault, Manslaughter, Homicide) Driver's License Issues (License Revoked/Suspended, License Violations, DMV Hearings, Driver's License Restoration) MAR?s (Motion for Appropriate Relief) Traffic Citations Underage Drinking Property Crimes (Larceny, Embezzlement, Employee Theft, Breaking and Entering, Burglary, Robbery, Theft Crimes) Sexually Related Offenses (Indecent Liberties, Rape, Sexual Battery/Assault) Removal from Sex Registry
Airplane Accidents Boating Accidents Car Accidents Catastrophic Injuries Dog Bite Injuries Medical Malpractice Motorcycle Accidents Slip and Fall Injuries Truck/Tractor Trailer Accidents Wrongful Death
EDUCATION J.D., Elon University School of Law, Founding Class of 2009 B.S., Elon University, cum laude, 2006 Clemson University
BAR ADMISSIONS, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS Bar Admissions:
North Carolina State Bar, 2009 United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina Professional Associations:
North Carolina Bar Association, 2009 - Present Criminal Justice Section Member Mecklenburg County Bar Association, 2009 - Present Criminal Justice Section, Member Young Lawyers, Former Member Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2011 - Present American Bar Association, Member, 2009 - 2015 North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member, 2010 - Present Criminal Defense Section Auto Torts Section DWI Section Workers Compensation Section National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2015 - Present National College for DUI Defense, Member, 2017 - Present American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member, 2016 - Present Memberships:
Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member, 2019-Present Elon University School of Law Board of Advisors, 2018 - Present Elon University Young Alumni Counsel, 2016 - Present Elon University Special Advisory to the President, 2014 - 2017 Special Olympics Donor and Volunteer, 2015 - Present Wounded Warriors Donor, 2015 - Present Holy Trinity Volunteer Football Coach, 2014-2017 YMCA of Greater Charlotte Member, 2009 - Present Elon University School of Law Student Government, 2008 Former Representative of Class of 2009
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS American Institute of Trial Lawyers- 2020 Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member, 2019-Present Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in Criminal Law, American Academy of Attorneys, 2019 Legal Elite, Criminal Law, Business North Carolina, 2016 and 2018 - 2020 Legal Elite, Young Guns, Business North Carolina, 2016 and 2018 - 2019 Best Attorneys of America, 2018 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018 - 2019 Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys for North Carolina, American Jurist Institute, 2018 Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018 Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2017 - 2019 10 Best Law Firms in North Carolina, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017, 2018 The Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017, 2018 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney in North Carolina, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016 - 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney in North Carolina, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016 - 2019 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney in North Carolina, American Institute of DWI/DUI Attorneys, 2016 - 2018 Best DUI Lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina, Expertise, 2015 The Global Directory of Who's Who, 2015 Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in North Carolina, American Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015 Reader's Choice Award for Best Charlotte Attorney, Charlotte Observer, 2015 Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014 - 2019 Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014 - 2018 The Jetton & Meredith Law firm has a maintained an above 4.5-Star ranking for client satisfaction on Google for the past 7 years.
IN THE MEDIA "Attorney Mark Jetton Weighs in on How COVID-19 is Affecting the Legal World", WBTV News, March 18, 2020 "$4M Settlement for Catastrophic Injuries from Motorcycle Crash", SC Lawyers Weekly, August 1, 2019 "Examining Robert Kraft's Charges", WBTV News, February 22, 2019 "Man Charged in Rape Has History of Assault", WBTV News, January 25, 2019 "Cop Uses Excessive Force, Video Released", WBTV News, January 21, 2019 "Good Question: What Can You Do About Sinkholes?", WBTV News, January 14, 2019 "Growing Concerns Over Potential Targeting With CMS Safety Measure Changes", WBTV News, January 7, 2019 "Woman Settles Tripping Case for $435K After New Knee Falls to Pieces", NC Lawyers Weekly, January 3, 2019 "What Would Getting a DWI Actually Cost You?", WBTV News, January 1, 2019 "The Legal Elite*", QC Exclusive, The Quintessential Charlotte Luxury Magazine, No. 54, Holiday 2018 Issue "Lawyer Says Charges Possible in Fetus Case", WBTV News, August 17, 2018 "Taking a Look at New Identity Tracking Software", WBTV News, August 20, 2018 "What is BWI?", WBTV News, July 26, 2018 "What Are Alcohol Laws in North Carolina?", WBTV News, July 16, 2018 "Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones", WBTV News, June 27, 2018 "Good Question: What's Next for Harvey Weinstein?", WBTV News, June 26, 2018 "Spencer Merriweather Sworn In as New Mecklenburg County District Attorney", WCCB News, December 11, 2017 "Legally Bound: Burdened With Debt, Law Grads Troubled by Lack of Sure Options", Triad Business Journal, Vol. 13, No. 30, April 1, 2011 "Planning Pays Off for Charlotte Legal Duo", Charlotte Business Journal, April 15, 2011 2015 Top Ten Most Popular News Stories, NC Lawyers Weekly (12-28-15 edition) (vol 27, no 43) Mr. Jetton is hired by the family of an 86-year-old woman who died after allegedly being sexually assaulted by an employee at the nursing home - Watch on YouTube "Jury Awards $175K to passenger of impaired driver" Mark Jetton Interviewed By NBC Over NC DWI Statistics
PERSONAL INFORMATION Mr. Jetton currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoys working out, spending time with family, traveling, and coaching youth sports in his spare time. He currently helps coach the 8th-grade football team at Holy Trinity Middle School.
Mark loves being outdoors and can often be found cycling on his road bike, boating on Lake Norman, or enjoying dining experiences in and around the Charlotte area. Mark enjoys the sun and the snow and often travels to the beach and the mountains to waterski and snow ski with friends and family.
He follows his two former college football teams and on a Saturday during football season, he is likely enjoying the Clemson Tigers and Elon Phoenix football games.
Mr. Jetton has volunteered and made financial donations to multiple organizations including the Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte, and the Dowd YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Mr. Jetton currently serves on the President's Young Leaders Council at Elon University and is on the Elon Law Board of Advisors.
Mark was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He comes from a family who has been in the Charlotte area for over 100 years. Mark was a national football recruit in high school. Coming out of high school, he had numerous football scholarship offers and ended up signing a full athletic scholarship with Clemson University. Mark also played football during his time at Elon University. Mark enjoys helping and coaching kids in sports and the Special Olympics. He often volunteers his time in coaching youth sports and donates money to help sponsor kids sports teams.