Jackson, MS Attorneys
Call Now to Schedule a Consultation 601.809.4144
We Are Experienced Family Lawyers. Contact Shows Law Firm to Put Our Skills & Resources on Your Side.

John Howard Shows

Leading a Nationally Recognized Legal Team

Experience with practical insight sets my law practice apart from others. I have been practicing for more than 35 years and I am rated AV® PREEMINENT™ through Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability™. I was selected by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Attorneys for 2010.

I have personally represented all types of people and business owners, including:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business men and women
  • Developers
  • Widows
  • Abused spouses
  • Children

The theme of my practice is being for the individual person. I desire a long standing relationship with clients and value their trust and confidence. I give them undivided loyalty and keep their problems and needs confidential and private.

Compassionate Communication throughout Your Case

Communication is important and I always make sure that all of my clients are kept in the loop regarding their case and what is happening. I recognize that clients really do know more than I do about their situation, so I listen to what they have to say and act accordingly, with their best interests in mind.

I want to be referable to my client’s friends and relatives and therefore always make sure to say “thank you” and “please.” I am on time, I do what I say when I promise, and I finish what I start.

Representation Backed by 35+ Years’ Experience

I understand that the legal process is often confusing and feels extremely slow for people who are trying to work through an imperfect problem or need. I am sympathetic to their need to finish the job and bring the matter to conclusion.

My practice is limited to specific areas. I handle real estate sales and loans and I help homeowners acquire their first home. I handle all types of real estate litigation involving commercial real estate and residential real restate, for example:

  • Boundary line disputes
  • Real estate contract disputes
  • Real estate commission disputes
  • Zoning changes
  • Partitions of real property
  • Quiet title suits
  • Suits to remedy the defective construction of a home

I also help administer estates and conservatorships. I advise families on estate planning and business succession. I handle court cases in all these same areas including will contests and trust litigation.

For aggressive, experienced representation in your legal matter, contact Shows Law Firm PLLC for a case evaluation!


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, LL.M. in 1974.
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, J.D. in 1970
    • Honors With Distinction
    • Law Review: Member, Mississippi Law Journal, 1969 – 1970
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, B.A. magna cum laude in 1968
    • Major: History and Political Science

Bar Admissions:

  • ​​Mississippi, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 1970 – Present
  • Hinds County Bar Association, Member, 1974 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1970 – Present

Areas of Practice:

Contact Show Law Firm today or call (601) 809-4144 to find out more about how we can help.


  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • AV Preeminent® Rating - Martindale Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers

Contact Our Firm Today

Perspective. Perspective. Perseverance.
  1. Over 70 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  2. Consistently Among the Top Trial Lawyers in Mississippi
  3. Award-Winning Team Recognized Locally & Nationally
  4. Personal Attention from a Team Devoted to Your Success
  5. Take the Time to Prepare Your Case to the Fullest Extent
  6. Provide Realistic Outcomes and Step-by-Step Guidance
Let Our Experienced Attorneys Help Today