Clarence “Gup” Guthrie is a Jackson, Mississippi-based injury and criminal defense lawyer handling injurylitigation, and appeals cases for people throughout the state of Mississippi who have been seriously injured. Clarence’s goal is to be the lawyer you depend on when you need help the most.

The simple fact is that you don’t need a personal injury lawyer until you really need one. If you are seriously injured you are going to be anxious, and you probably want to know what to do next. The purpose of this website is to offer you some straightforward information about serious injury cases in Mississippi, so that you can make an informed decision on what to do. Clarence’s first advice to most injury clients is to “calm down and take a deep breath.” Please do that now, and then click through the website. Once you are done, call us for a free consultation on your case. Clients have come to trust our firm for direction, advice, and high quality legal representation, and this firm delivers.

A Tradition of Excellence Forged in the U.S. Marine Corps

Clarence is a former United States Marine prosecutor, criminal defense counsel, and Battalion Commander of 225 Marines. He also is an accomplished trial lawyer, having tried over 250 cases early in his legal career. Clarence served 23 years in the Marines, and lived according to the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

These values naturally influence the operation of this law firm, and if you become a client you can expect to be treated as Clarence treated his Marines – with respect, fairness, and a sincere concern for your best interest.

Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyer

This firm’s mission in all injury cases, whether they are car wrecks, 18-wheeler accidents, on the job injuries, medical malpractice cases, or any other type of injury claim, is simple:


We are going to listen to your needs, coordinate medical payments, organize documentation, and support you all the way through the claims process. At the same time, we will be preparing your case for trial. We are going to do what it takes to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. In addition, we are going to provide detailed explanations of every legal term and concept along the way. Our technology allows us to respond to your inquiries and calls promptly, and you are encouraged to email us for a case update as often as you wish.

Mississippi’s Legal 911 Force

The Marine Corps is sometimes referred to as “America’s 911 Force in Readiness.” It is this firm’s hope that you will consider it your “Legal 911 Force” when you are seriously injured.  We know what to do, and we’ll get it done. We maintain a statewide injury practice in Mississippi, and we handle cases nationwide as well. From our office in Ridgeland, we can be anywhere in Madison County, Rankin County, or Hinds County in a matter of minutes. In addition, our technology allows us to be on call 24/7 to assist people across the state of Mississippi when they need legal help the most.

It’s your case.  What are you going to do now?

Take your time on this website. Discover a little more about Mississippi injury, litigation, and appeals cases. Then call us for a free consultation. If Clarence is not in court you will speak to him personally, not three layers of staff, and he will help you if he can. Your initial consultation won’t cost anything. Contact us at 601-991-1099, or toll-free at 866-991-1055. You can also use the contact form on this website, or email Clarence directly at clarence@guthriefirm.com. We will look forward to hearing from you.

The Guthrie Firm is located at 351 Arbor Drive, Suite D, Ridgeland, MS 39157, and is on call in the Jackson, Mississippi metro area in Hinds County, Rankin County, and Madison County to serve clients on a moments notice. We can also be in Warren County, Yazoo County, Copiah County, Holmes County, and Leake County in a few more minutes. In addition, our technology allows us to be available statewide in Mississippi for serious injury representation.


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