The Gaines Law Firm, LLC was established in August of 2007 by Cleophus
(JR) Gaines, Jr. JR attended Jackson State University in Jackson,
Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor in Business Administration
degree and a Master of Accountancy degree. Thereafter, JR received
his law degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
and an LL.M. or Masters in Law Graduate degree in Taxation from the
Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
For approximately five years, JR worked in the Alabama Department
of Revenue- Legal Division. While there, JR prosecuted individuals,
companies and major corporations for infractions of the personal
and corporate tax laws of the State of Alabama. In addition,
JR represented the State in various tax issues in circuit and administrative
courts. As a result of this experience, JR realized the need
for concerned, dedicated, and experienced attorneys, especially in
the area of tax.
Although the firm maintains a centralized practice in the areas
of tax and estate planning, the firm also boasts of expertise in
other practice areas including: personal injury, wrongful death,
civil defense, criminal defense, wills and trusts, guardianships,
administrative law, and real estate.
While practicing in his firm, JR is concurrently a professor at
a longstanding institution of higher learning where he teaches accounting,
business law, administrative law, and tax to undergraduate and graduate
As a native of the Black Belt, JR seeks to also develop a legal
practice in his hometown of Eutaw, Alabama. There, JR will
continue to represent aggressively his clientele by lending a voice
to the underserved and underprivileged.
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