216 North McDowell Street Suite 110,
Charlotte, NC 28204

Mark S. Jetton, Jr.

Founder & Managing Partner


Email: Contact Me
T: (704) 931-5535
F: (704) 335-0448

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Mark S. Jetton, Jr.

Attorney in Charlotte

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
      • Criminal Law
        • 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
      • Personal Injury
        • 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
      • Workers Compensation
  • 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


      • Good Fellows Club Member, 2018 - Present
      • 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 and Recognition
      • Elite Lawyer, Criminal & Personal Injury - 2022
      • The National Institute of Trial Lawyers, Best Trial Lawyer in America - 2021 
      • 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, 2023
      • 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

  • 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.

    Quick Facts:

    • 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.

Client Testimonials*

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “Price was great, service was even better.”

    Former Client
  • “A Top Attorney !!!!!”

    L. R. Adams, Ph.D., CPSP Elizabeth City, NC
  • “Not only had my charges dismissed but they saved me plenty of money in the process!”

    Former Client
  • “I would recommend them to anyone!”

    Former Client
  • “This was a difficult time in my life but working with Jetton & Meredith made it easier to get through.”

    Former Client
  • “Will definitely be my choice of attorneys from here on out!!!”

    Former Client
  • “Jetton & Meredith you are my heroes!”

    Former Cient
  • “Excellent representation”

    Lee Charlotte, NC
  • “Hire Mark or Eric before they can’t take any more clients!!”

    Former Client
  • “No worries and had no extra paperwork or money to pay.”

    Former Client
  • “Mark and Eric fought hard for me and was able to win my case!”

    Former Client
  • “I would refer anyone with a pulse to this firm!!”

    Former Client
  • “I never thought attorneys would give me and my family such personalized attention.”

    Former Client
  • “Knowledgeable, confident & very capable in the courtroom.”

    Former Client
  • “Very pleased with the service!”

    Former Client


  • ASLA 2015 Top 40 Lawyer Under 40
  • American Association of Attorneys - Premier DUI
  • Top 40
  • MVTL - Top 25
  • NAFLA - Top Ten Ranking 2015
  • AATA - Premier 100
  • AIFLA - 10 Best 2015
  • TGDWW - Top Lawyer 2015
  • AIPIA - 10 Best 2018 Law Firm
  • AIPIA - 10 Best 2018 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine's Criminal Defense top 10
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2015 Criminal Defense
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2015 Divorce
  • TNTL Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • RUE Ratings Best Attorneys of America - 2015
  • BBB - Start With Trust
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • Clients Choice Award 2019
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2019 Attorney and Practice Magazine Family Law Badge
  • 10 Best Attorney's in Client Satisfaction 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • Legal Elite 2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • Avvo Client Choice - 2020 Erika Angles
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2021
  • Legal Elite 2021
  • Law Eagles of America 2021
  • Litigator of the Year 2021
  • Elite Lawyer Badge 2021
  • Top Ranking Family Law Attorney 2021
  • 10 Best Attorney's in Client Satisfaction 2022
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys 2022
  • Super Lawyer 2022
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Elite Lawyer 2022 Criminal Defense
  • Elite lawyer 2022 Divorce
  • Elite lawyer 2022 Accidents
  • Legal Elite 2023

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