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John S. Grant IV

Appellate and Trial Attorney

I am an experienced Mississippi attorney, who regularly practices before our state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. On appeal, skilled writing is essential, and I consider this one of my strengths. I also understand the appellate process and know how to effectively argue an appeal. Throughout my career, I have worked on many types of appeals. These include appeals in our firm’s main practice areas, but also other areas such as premises liability, workers’ compensation, criminal law, and medical malpractice.

As a trial attorney, my practice includes family law, wills and estates, and real estate. I know these cases often involve the most important issues in people’s lives, and I never lose sight of that. I always strive to help clients achieve their goals and lessen the fear and stress they may feel about navigating the legal system and courtroom. I have a passion for the type of work I do and am sincerely devoted to my clients.


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude
    • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., 2006, summa cum laude
    • John C. Stennis Scholar

Public Service

  • Served as Court of Appeals Editor of Opinions
  • Served as Law Clerk to Judge James D. “Jimmy” Maxwell, II

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi state and federal courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Associations and Membership

  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Appellate Practice Section of the Mississippi Bar

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Real Estate

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Reviews from Former Clients

  • “"John Grant was beyond patient and understanding of my situation. Unlike the majority of attorneys and legal firms, Shows & Smith keep their clients informed, updated, and provide detailed statements of how/what their payments are spent or what they are charged for. Please educate other legal aid providers that being transparent about fees and payments and staying in touch with clients is how you build clientele."   "I give Shows & Smith the highest rating of excellent for communication, timeliness, competency and helpfulness, professionalism, and overall services/product rendered. I would gladly recommend him and this firm to others." ”


  • “ “You guys did an outstanding job. They responded to all my questions immediately. That speaks volumes in customer service!” ”

    Angie N.

  • ““Thank you all so much for your work on our behalf during this difficult time. It has been so helpful not to have to worry. We knew we were in good hands. (Attorney John Shows)””

    Jenny & Patsy

  • ““Thank y'all so much for all y'all have done!! I have recommended y'all so many time because of all the hard work, commitment to your clients, always very timely in responding and doing things, nice,understanding and most of all putting up with all my questions and problems!! Y'all have given me hope when I had none in the court system, protected my girls and myself, made sure they were financially taken care of and made sure everything was In my agreement and best interest! Most importantly y'all have given me a life that I have always dreamed about!! That's for my girls to be happy, safe, and myself, I got my Identity back and found strength again because of everything y'all have done! I am grateful for everything y'll have done and do for my girls and myself!””

    Shanae S.

  • “My experience with this firm was very pleasant and I feel as if I have built a strong relationship here.”

    Gabriel B.

  • ““I want to say thank you and express how much I appreciate you. I felt a sense of I got this with you guys in my corner. You are amazing at what you do, all three of you.””

    M. Taylor


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  • AV Preeminent® Rating - Martindale Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers

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