216 North McDowell Street Suite 110,
Charlotte, NC 28204

Mark S. Jetton, Jr.

Founder & Managing Partner

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

    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 and Recognition
    • 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 - 2019
    • 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
  • “I also appreciate the very strong argument you presented to the judge and DA on my behalf during the trial.”

    Former Client
  • “Jetton & Meredith are reasonable, fast, and brings positive results to their clients.”

    Former Client
  • “They were incredibly impressive and effective as they navigated us through the process.”

    Former Client
  • “Fast, proficient and very professional.”

    Former Client
  • “Excellent Lawyer & Firm”

    Heather O. Charlotte, NC
  • “The entire process was handled quickly and in a very professional manner.”

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

    L. R. Adams, Ph.D., CPSP Elizabeth City, NC
  • “Hire Mark or Eric before they can’t take any more clients!!”

    Former Client
  • “They were very passionate in every court appearance and again, really gave me the push to believe that everything was going to be alright-- and it was.”

    Former Client
  • “They argued my case and won!! I am so grateful to them for their dedication, effort, and hard work.”

    Former Client
  • “BIG THANK YOU to Mark Jetton and his firm!”

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

    Former Client
  • “It was SO easy to work with Mark and Eric!”

    Former Client
  • “Fees were reasonable and I felt he was working for resolution versus dragging out the process.”

    Former Client
  • “I HIGHLY RECOMMEND their services and will always pass the name along to my friends and family.”

    Former Client

Awards

  • 2019 Attorney and Practice Magazine Family Law Badge
  • 10 Best Attorney's in Client Satisfaction 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • BBB - Start With Trust
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • Clients Choice Award 2019
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 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
  • ASLA 2015 Top 40 Lawyer Under 40
  • 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

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