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Tangi A. Carter

Tangi A. Carter

For over 25 years, Tangi has helped clients navigate the legal system. She will treat you with respect and utilize her knowledge and experience to protect your rights and liberty. She is admitted to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, and Federal Courts.

Tangi earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Mississippi College School of Law in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994.

As a former Federal and State Public Defender, she successfully handled numerous trials, pleas, sentencings, bail hearings, arraignments, docket calls, motion hearings, and probation violations. She previously worked for a DUI defense firm in which she handled DUI cases throughout Northwest Florida.

Tangi was previously a staff attorney and court administrator for Mississippi’s 15th Judicial District for three years and worked closely with Drug Court. She has also previously clerked in Federal and State Courts.

Tangi currently handles federal and state criminal cases throughout Mississippi and Louisiana.

As an active member of several legal organizations, Tangi stays up-to-date on current events within the legal community. Tangi was recently selected, for the second year in a row, to the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in the State of Mississippi This honor is given to only the top 100 attorneys for their superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as criminal defense lawyers.

Tangi Carter was selected as one of 2022’s Mississippi Leaders in Law Award recipients by the Mississippi Business Journal. You can read the article here.

Tangi was previously elected by fellow alumni to be the Alumni President for Mississippi College School of Law. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association, a member of the National College of DUI Defense Lawyers, and a member of Mississippi Women Lawyers. She is a former member of the Inns of Court and the former President of the Society of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

She taught in the Legal Studies Department at Pensacola Jr. College for five years.

Tangi previously taught Business Law at William Carey University. She previously taught Criminal Evidence and Criminal Procedure at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Tangi Carter is a member of the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) Panel. The CJA Panel is a group of qualified and court-appointed attorneys who are eligible for appointment by the Federal Court to represent individuals in criminal cases who are unable for financial reasons to obtain counsel. Panel Attorneys must have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Tangi is a part-time Public Defender for Forrest County Justice Court.

Tangi previously served as the Parent Defender for Lamar County Youth Court.

Tangi is married to Mark Pryor. They live part-time in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with their German Shepherd, Jackie. In her spare time, Tangi also enjoys traveling, reading, writing, hiking, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

2022 Mississippi's Leaders in Law Award

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If you ever need a criminal defense lawyer, PLEASE consider Tangi Carter, Attorney at Law! She has been amazing while representing me! 10/10 highly recommended! She did exactly what I hired her to do & even went the extra mile helping me on other things. I absolutely LOVE her!

- LaJoy Bridges

Lindsay Arevalo is fantastic to work with! She is compassionate, eager, professional, and always available to listen. I am grateful the Lord led me to her when I needed legal counsel.

- Candice Kyzar

Mrs. Carter is amazing! She is so sweet and kind! She stayed in contact with me, she empathized with my feelings and most importantly she worked hard to get me the resolution I wanted. I will forever be grateful for Mrs. Carter!

- Katrina Boyd Barnes

Mrs. Carter and her law firm are the best. They were caring, knowledgeable and understanding. Mrs. Carter was a life saver for me, she made sure to keep me informed about my case. She cares about her clients and will fight to give them a fair outcome. I recommend her to anyone. I’m thankful and blessed to have had her as my attorney! Call her she will make sure she does everything in her power to help you.

- Maria Chapman

Tangi A Carter and her crew was the best they got my case dismissed I would recommend them to anybody looking for a good lawyer hit them up.

- Pinder Birring

Mrs. Carter is beyond professional. She is also very effective. Her reputation and relationships in the courtrooms speak for themselves. There is no one else I would recommend in the entire Southeast. I was in a dark season of my life and not only did she know exactly what to do with my case, but she also referred me to other facilities in the area that could help me on a deeper level. Mrs. Carter is a fighter and is dedicated to helping you navigate the legal system and she makes it easy to understand the process. I would recommend Tangi Carter for any and every case. If she can't help, she will find you someone who can. I now live in Asheville, NC and I still seek her out for advise. Oh! and she ended up getting my DUI case dismissed.

- Joel Patrick

The best criminal defense lawyer! She is a life saver, literally. Someone close to me was facing some serious charges that would have left his family husband/fatherless had it not been for the plea deal she was able to wrangle for him. She's incredibly knowledgeable and a straight shooter that won't sugar coat anything. She's extremely thorough and will go over eveything she possibly can with a fine tooth comb. We'll never be able to thank her enough.

- Angelia Snowden

Tangi Carter is an angel on earth. The nightmare I had lived with for 18 months due to the laziness of my son’s previous lawyer ended within 2 weeks of hiring Tangi. She is not only amazing at her job but she is compassionate and fair. She restored my faith in the justice system. She ultimately saved my son’s life. I will be eternally grateful for her hard work and dedication to justice. I cannot say enough good things about her.

- Emily McBay

Tangi is the best. She handles high profile cases which mine was not but she took it on anyway and was very affordable. Things turned out far better than expected. Her personality is wonderful. She is very well liked by all officers of the court but perhaps not so much by the complaints. She exudes charm and professionalism. No need to shop around for an attorney with Tangi in town. (A good motto). She's the best. Thank you Tangi.

- Dale Dillard

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