James Williams “Will” Janoush


James Williams “Will” Janoush


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and Political Science. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (2007)

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.). Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS (2011)

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2012)


Estate and trust planning; business planning; mergers and acquisitions; civil tax controversy and litigation; criminal tax defense; and estate and trust litigation.


  • Represents clients in audits; administrative hearings before the IRS and the Mississippi Department of Revenue (“MDOR”) Board of Review; and federal tax litigation before the United States Tax Court.

  • Advises clients on business entity selection and formation issues, including the formation of tax-exempt organizations; drafts business formation and reorganization documents

  • Drafts trusts, wills, health care powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents.


  • Member of the Mississippi Bar, 2011.

  • Licensed to practice before all Mississippi state and federal courts, the United States Tax Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • 2018 "Top 50 Under 40" by the Mississippi Business Journal

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Accounting for Lawyers

  • Dean’s List: Spring 2010, Fall 2010, and Spring 2011


Will is originally from Cleveland, Mississippi. He currently resides in Madison, Mississippi with his wife, Andrea, their son, Bradford, and their daughter Mary Alyce. Will is a past President of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, a non-profit with the sole purpose of raising funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi; and he currently serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. He also works with the Boy Scouts of America, serving on the board of the Andrew Jackson Council.