S. Gray Edmondson


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in German and Sociology, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Public Administration (B.P.A.), Cum Laude. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (May 1997)
  • Graduate Study in German. Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany (1997-1998)
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Cum Laude. University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, MS (May 2001)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation.  New York University School of Law, New York, NY (May 2002)

Areas of Specialty

Partnership, Corporate and Individual Tax Planning; Business Formation and Planning; Mergers & Acquisitions; Tax Controversy; Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning; Probate; Estate and Trust Litigation; Asset Protection; Charitable Planning; and Exempt Organizations.


Professional Honors

• Officer, Mississippi Bar’s Estate and Trust Section

• 2015-2016 Chair, Mississippi Bar’s Estate and Trust Section

• Memphis Magazine’s Top Attorneys in the Mid-South for 2012, 2013 and 2014

• Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2012, 2013 and 2014 (available only to 5% of the attorneys in

  Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi)

• Secretary of State’s Study Committee Participant on Powers of Appointment Legislation

Professional Experience

      Gray is an associate attorney at Barnes Law Firm. He also heads Barnes Law Firm's

      Oxford office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Mississippi State Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before United States Tax Court, United States Federal District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi, and all Mississippi Courts.

Publications and Lectures

      Gray has conducted, authored, or directed numerous seminars for professional, academic,

      and civic groups on taxation, business and estate planning. Click here for a list of lectures and


Academic Honors

• Faculty, Lorman Education Services

• Mikell Academic Scholarship Recipient

• Member, International Law Society

• Treasurer, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity

• Cambridge, England Summer Study Program

• Research Assistant in International Law

• American Jurisprudence Award, European Community Law

• American Jurisprudence Award, Partnership Taxation

• American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Procedure

• Harry L. Case, Jr. Award in Corporate Law

• Trustmark National Bank Award for Federal Taxation

• Dean's Honor Roll each semester attending the University of Mississippi

• Academic Scholarship Recipient at University of Mississippi

• Member, Golden Key National Honor Society


Gray is an associate attorney at Barnes Law Firm. He also heads Barnes Law Firm's Oxford office. Gray lives in Oxford with his wife, Macey, and two sons.  He serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County and the Board of Trustees for the Oxford School Board.





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