J. Rhea Tannehill, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oxford, MS

Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC
 | 829 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 1
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-236-9996
Fax: 662-234-3949
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

At Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, P.L.L.C., in Oxford, Mississippi, co-founder J. Rhea Tannehill Jr. focuses his practice on personal injury, criminal defense and collection matters. He also has experience in family law and estate planning. Mr. Tannehill's clients in Mississippi and Tennessee seek his aid in cases involving traffic accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, wrongful death claims, wage garnishments, DUI charges, weapons charges, sexual assault allegations and theft.

In 1991, Mr. Tannehill earned his Bachelor of Arts in public administration from the University of Mississippi, from which he also earned his Master of Arts in education the following year. As an undergraduate, Mr. Tannehill was inducted into the Student Hall of Fame and also served as the president of the Associated Student Body. He then went on to attend the University of Mississippi School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996.

Admitted to practice in Mississippi, Mr. Tannehill is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Mr. Tannehill is an officer with the Mississippi Army National Guard and is a member of the U.S. Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Mr. Tannehill joined the National Guard in 1996 and has since been deployed to Afghanistan, where he earned the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Medal. He accepted a commission with the U.S. Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1999. In addition to his many memberships in professional associations, including the Lafayette County Bar Association, Mr. Tannehill actively supports the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)

Criminal Defense (30%)


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Rhea Tannehill, Jr.

Admitted: 1996, Mississippi

Professional Webpage: http://www.tannehillcarmean.com/attorneys/tannehill.aspx


  • Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Mississippi Recruiting Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Mississippi War Medal
  • Mississippi Emergency Service Medal
  • Mississippi Commendation Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Mississippi Magnolia Medal
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Best Lawyers in America for 2009 and 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1996
  • Mississippi, 1996
  • President, MS Bar's Young Lawyers Division
  • Mississippi Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors
  • Oxford/Lafayette County United Way Board of Directors, Former member
  • Mississippi Army National Guard, Member
  • Member, Board of Bar Admissions' Character of Fitness Committee
  • Chairman, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Trial Counsel, CPT, 631st FA, BDE, MS Army National Guard
  • Lafayette County United Way, Board of Directors
  • Tri-County Jr. Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar, President (2001-2002)
  • Lafayette County Bar, Vice President (2000-2001)
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Bar

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Sardis, Mississippi

Educational Background:

  • M.Ed., University of Mississippi, 1992
  • B.P.A., University of Mississippi, 1991
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Office Location for J. Rhea Tannehill, Jr.

829 North Lamar Boulevard
Suite 1
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone: 662-236-9996

Fax: 662-234-3949

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Last Updated: 5/8/2019

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