216 North McDowell Street Suite 110,
Charlotte, NC 28204

Mark S. Jetton, Jr., Esq.

Founder & Managing Partner

Mark S. Jetton, Jr., Esq.

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
    • DWI/DUI
    • Personal injury
    • Criminal defense
    • Workers’ compensation
    • Traffic tickets /DMV hearings
  • Education
    • Clemson University
    • Elon University
    • Elon School of Law
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • North Carolina
    • North Carolina State Bar
    • American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
    • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Mecklenburg County Bar, Criminal Justice Section, Member
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, DWI Law Section, Member
    • North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Section, Member
    • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Executive Member
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section, Member
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Workers Compensation Section, Member
  • Bar Admissions
    • North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • Recent Attorney News
    • Named 2016 and 2018 “Legal Elite” by North Carolina Business magazine. Less than 3% of practicing attorneys in the state of North Carolina are selected for this honor.
    • Named 2016-2018 “10 Best Attorneys in North Carolina for Client Satisfaction” in the practice areas of Criminal Law, DWI, and Personal Injury by American Association Lawyers.
    • Named 2016 and 2017 “Premium DWI Attorneys” by the American Association of Premium DWI Attorneys.
    • Named 2016 and 2017 “Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers
    • Named 2015-2017 “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers
    • Named 2015 “Best Attorney in Charlotte” by the Charlotte Observer
    • (For more information on criteria for inclusion in 10 Best Attorneys, visit charlotteobserver.com)
  • In the Media
  • Pro Bono Activities
    • Elon University Young Alumni Council, Member
    • Special Olympics, Member and Volunteer
    • Elon University Phoenix Club, Member
    • Wounded Warriors Project, Volunteer
    • YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Member
    • Forest Hill Church, Member
  • Classes/Publications/Seminars
    • Lawyers Weekly
    • Charlotte Business Journal
    • South Charlotte Magazine
  • 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.
  • Awards & Recognition

    Click here to view Mr. Jetton's 'Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers' profile.Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers*. A professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers. The mission of The National Trial Lawyers is to combine resources, power, and influence into formidable forces to preserve and protect individual rights, our profession, and the judicial system.

    Click here to view Mr. Jetton's 'Top 100 Trial Lawyers' profile.Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers* in 2015. Each year, no more than 100 lawyers in the state receive this honor. Membership into the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a trial lawyer. It is also in a large part based on peer review and nomination.
    Elected to Business North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite’* in 2016, the lawyers their peers think are the state’s best practitioners in their fields. Ballots were made available to over 20,000 Tar Heel lawyers. Mark is included in the 15th class of Legal Elite professionals. Those receiving the most votes compose the Legal Elite group. Of the thousands of practicing lawyers in North Carolina, less than 3% were selected to the Legal Elite list in 2016.
    Jetton & Meredith Law was recently named First Place recipients of the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Charlotte Attorney by the Charlotte Observer* in 2015. The Reader’s Choice Awards, published in a special December 2015 issue of the Observer, are a selection by the Charlotte-area community and voted on independently, administered by the newspaper. Each year, hundreds of finalists are voted on by the community and the top three in each category are awarded. Jetton & Meredith won the First Place award in this category. This is the first such award for the firm.
    Recently “granted Membership into the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys* in 2016after the Association confirmed that he has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.”
    Click here to view Mr. Jetton's 'AATA Premier 100' profile.Recognized as one of the Premier 100 trial attorneys in North Carolina by The American Academy of Trial Attorneys*. This is an invitation only professional organization comprised of Premier Trialattorneys located throughout the nation. This invitation is extended exclusively to those trial attorneys who have met stringent qualifications and who have shown exemplary representation of their clients as a premier trial attorney.
    Click here to view Mr. Jetton's 'Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers' profile. Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers* in 2015. Each year, no more than 40 lawyers in the state under the age of 40 receive this honor. Membership into the Top 40 under 40 association is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer. It is also in a large part based on peer review and nomination.
    whos-who-lawyers-charlotte-2015Recently named to the 2015 Global Directory of Whos Who list* in recognition of his work within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg criminal justice system. “The Global Directory of Who’s Who is an annual, hard covered publication which recognizes Executives and Professionals for their accomplishments and contributions to the global marketplace.”

    Mr. Jetton & the Jetton & Meredith Law firm has a maintained an average 5-Star ranking for client satisfaction on Google for the past 6 years.

Client Testimonials*

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “They both have the highest of standards and work very diligently for their clients.”

    Former Client
  • “Mark is reasonable, fast, and brings positive results to his clients.”

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

    Former Client
  • “Mark Jetton and his staff went above and beyond.”

    Former Client
  • “I was very pleased with his representation.”

    Former Client
  • “Always responsive and looking out for my best interests.”

    Former Client
  • “I could not have asked for a better result.”

    Former Client
  • “His colleagues and assistants are very approachable and delighted to help. Any calls I made for questions or concerns were answered in a timely fashion.”

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

    Former Client
  • “I am pleased what your firm has accomplished for me and have used them twice.”

    Former Client
  • “Mark was incredibly impressive and effective as he navigated us through the process. ”

    Former Client
  • “Made a frightening, confusing, frustrating and hopeless situation bearable and comprehensible.”

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

    Former Client
  • “He is very efficient, honest, knowledgeable and caring.”

    Former Client
  • “Accessible, hardworking and efficient.”

    Former Client


  • BBB - Start With Trust
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • American Association of Attorneys - Premier DUI
  • Super Lawyers
  • 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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