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Anthony L. Farese

Anthony L. Farese

First Vice-President
Ashland, Mississippi

Anthony L. "Tony" Farese is a partner in the firm of Farese, Farese & Farese, P.A. in Ashland, Mississippi. He received a B.P.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1983 and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1985. He was a member of the Moot Court Board and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He has practiced for over 28 years with the family firm in Ashland. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Mississippi and Tennessee, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the Western District of Tennessee, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Mississippi Trial Lawyer's Association, the American Association for Justice, the Mississippi Bar and the Tennessee Bar Association. He was a charter member of the Mississippi Attorneys for Constitutional Justice and served as Past President and Seminar Chairman of that organization. He is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a graduate of the Trial Skills Academy at the Institution for Criminal Defense Advocacy at California Western School of Law. He has been listed in the criminal law section of Woodward & White's, Best Lawyers in America, every year since the year 2003. He was listed as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the field of criminal defense from 2006 to the present in the Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine covering the states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. He is a Bencher in the William Keady Inn of the American Inn of Court III. He is actively engaged in the practice of criminal defense in both state and federal courts. He was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Tupelo Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.P.A. - 1983


  • Gentry Gallery, Ripley, Mississippi

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Woodward & White- Best Lawyers in America-Criminal Law - Every Year, 2003 - Present
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (Criminal Law), 2006 - Present
  • Listed in The American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007 - Present
  • Recipient of the 2009 Mississippi Association for Justice Least Weasel Award for the fierce representation of his clients and the triumphant fight for justice for all in the courtrooms of Mississippi, 2009
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America as Tupelo Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • Mississippi State Bar, Member
  • Tennessee State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Mississippi Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section, Member
  • The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Mississippi Attorneys for Constitutional Justice, Charter Member
  • Mississippi Attorneys for Constitutional Justice, Past President
  • William C. Keady American Inn of Court III, Bencher


  • Phi Delta Phi
Office Location

Ashland, Mississippi

122 Church Street
P.O. Box 98
Ashland, MS 38603

Local: 662.587.8099
Toll Free: 1.888.341.0243
Fax: 662.224.3229

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