Mark S. Jetton, Jr.


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
    "Fabulous lawyer, highly recommend for any family law cases!!"
    Prompt, thorough, understanding and knowledgeable, are only a few of the adjectives that describe Jetton & Meredith. Fabulous lawyers, highly recommend for any family law cases!!
    - Former Client
    "A True Professional"
    Eric Meredith represented me during what turned out to be a lengthy divorce settlement. During the first meeting, he fully explained the process ahead and answered all my questions and concerns. I still remember the feeling of relief after that meeting knowing I had a true professional in my corner. Eric, along with his Paralegal Julie, kept me updated along the way and were quick to respond with any additional issues. Not only did he call with any updates to the case, he also would ask how I was doing. I cannot recommend Eric at Jetton & Meredith enough.
    - Tim
    "I highly recommend Mark should you ever need an attorney."
    I highly recommend Mark. I hired him to handle a simple assault charge that was filed against me. Mark handled it professionally and expeditiously. He explained each step in the process, and everything happened just as he described. He is exactly the type of lawyer you want representing you.
    - J&M Client
    "Great service and very personal."
    Great service and very personal. Jetton & Meredith are very hardworking attorneys. I will recommend Jetton & Meredith to anyone in need.
    - Former Client
    "I cannot stress enough how great the customer service was with Jetton & Meredith"
    I cannot stress enough how great the customer service was with Jetton & Meredith, with my case being a little more complicated I had the opportunity to work with both Mr. Jetton and Mr. Meredith. I can say they know their stuff, Mr. Jetton was able to get my case dismissed the first time we went to court, no questions asked. Working with Mr. Meredith was a longer process but he walked me through the steps and gave me realistic expectations of an outcome that he was able to provide just as he stated he would do. I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision to hire Jetton & Meredith as my attorneys, and I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of an attorney!
    - Former Client
    "Far exceeded my expectations"
    This law office far exceeded my expectations. All options and possible outcomes were set before me from the start and everything was handled in a professional and timely manner. Not only will I use this law firm again, but I would also and have already recommended them to the people I care most for. Thank you for all you’ve done.
    - Former Client

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