Attorney (Atty.) Irvin’s legal career began in 1999 when he began the Irvin Firm in Columbia, Mississippi (MS). Since then he has served as a Public Defender for Marion County, MS; Assistant (Asst.) City Atty. for Jackson, MS; Asst. United States Atty. for the Department of Justice’s Southern District of MS; Special Asst. Atty. General for MS; and Legal Director for American Civil Liberties Union of MS. Atty. Irvin currently practices statewide at Irvin Law, PLLC, addressing topics such as youth court defense; family law; chancery practice; state and federal criminal defense, political and legal consulting/analysis; non-profit consulting; personal credit, consumer law, business law; and injury law.
In addition to his legal experience, Atty. Irvin has over 10 years of experience in academia to include serving as Adjunct Professor at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS; Asst. Professor at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS; Asst. Professor/Undergraduate Coordinator at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS; Adjunct Professor/Facilitator at South University (Online); and as Asst. Professor/Online Program Director for South University’s Master of Criminal Justice Program.
Since 2009, Atty. Irvin has served as a Principal Partner of Building Professionals Group, a non-profit organization that provides life skills training, mentoring, and motivational public speaking to disadvantaged youth. For more information, about BPG, visit www.bpgcares.org.
Atty. Irvin received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Jackson State University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University School of Law, and earned Doctor of Philosophy in the Administration of Justice from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Early in Atty. Irvin’s career, he received a four-year political appointment as the Alderman of Ward 1 and Mayor Pro Tem in Columbia, MS. Other notable accomplishments include a book review in The Academian; a presentation at the 2005 Southern Criminal Justice Association in Jacksonville, FL; and participation in a round table discussion in Baltimore, MD’s 2006 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Atty. Irvin’s past affiliations included the MS Bar Association and the National Association of Asst. United States Attys. Atty. Irvin is currently affiliated with the Magnolia Bar Association and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Phi Rho Chapter.