Barry Thaggard May & Bailey, LLP Attorneys at Law

(601) 693-2393
Toll Free: 1-800-813-3037

Office address:
505 Constitution Ave.
Meridian, MS 39301

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2009
Meridian, MS 39302

Barry, Palmer, Thaggard, May & Bailey, LLP

K. Dustin Markham

Family Law, Criminal Law, and Wills and Trusts Attorney

A native of Meridian, K. Dustin Markham has been licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi since 2011. Mr. Markham is admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Mississippi, and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern and Southern United States District Courts, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Court. Mr. Markham's practice includes Family Law, Criminal Law, and Wills and Trusts. He currently serves as Defender in the Lauderdale County Youth Court.

Mr. Markham is a cum laude graduate of Meridian High School, a graduate of Meridian Community College, and a 2007 cum laude graduate of Jackson State University, having obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He is a 2010 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he was active in the Democratic Committee, Black Law Students Association, Southern Law Coalition, and American Bar Association Student Division. He served as President of the Disaster Relief Legal Association, an organization charged with providing pro-bono legal services to those individuals experiencing the aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina. Through his efforts, the organization continues to provide volunteers to the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation.

An active member of the community, Mr. Markham is a member of First Union Missionary Baptist Church, where he sings in the Men's Chorus. He is a June 2012 graduate of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation's Leadership Lauderdale Program. Mr. Markham served as secretary of the Lauderdale County Bar Association and is a member of the Magnolia Bar Association, a board member of the Meridian/Lauderdale County Boys and Girls Clubs, a member of the Redline Community Redevelopment, Assistant Scout Leader for Troop 5 of the Boy Scouts of America, and Study Buddy for Meridian Public Schools.  He is a member of the Meridian High School Wildcat Booster Club, Rotary Club of East Mississippi, a 2015 Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Leadership Forum Graduate, serves on the Meridian Little Theatre Board of Directors, is the Treasurer of the Slow and Easy Car Club, and serves on the East Mississippi Correctional Facility Advisory Board.  In 2014, Mr. Markham was selected as an inductee into the Meridian Community College Hall of Fame.  On July 1, 2013, Mr. Markham was sworn in as the Councilman for Ward 2 in the City of Meridian.

Mr. Markham’s primary areas of practice are insurance defense, Estate Planning, Domestic Relations, BP Litigation and Workers’ Compensation.

Areas of Service

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Wills and Trusts