Chancery Court

Chancery Court hears civil cases involving real property, wills, estates, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, lunacy, and drug and school commitment. Keeps record of all wills and documents filed in case presented to the court. After a time, records are retired to the vaults of the County Archives, in the Courthouse Annex.

Carolyn Mooney, Chancery Clerk
500 Constitution Ave.  |   1st Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601.482.9701  |  chanceryclerk@lauderdalecounty.org

Judge Jerry Mason, Chancery Court Judge
500 Constitution Ave.  |  2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301

Judge Larry Primeaux, Chancery Court Judge
500 Constitution Ave.  |  2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301

Circuit Court

Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial District – Lauderdale, Clarke, Wayne and Kemper counties – handles all felony criminal cases and civil cases with unlimited monetary jurisdiction (product liability, auto accidents, medical negligence, etc.), issues summons and subpoenas, process and warrants. Most cases in Circuit Court involve jury trials, which is where the duties of the Circuit Clerk come into play.

Donna Jill Johnson, Circuit Clerk
500 Constitution Ave. |  1st Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601.482.9731  |  circuitclerk@lauderdalecounty.org

Lester Williamson, Circuit Court Judge
500 Constitution Ave.  |  2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601.482.9738

Robert T. "Bo" Bailey, Circuit Court Judge
500 Constitution Avenue  |  2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601.482.9738

Justice Court

Justice Court, which convenes on the sixth floor of the Courthouse Annex, deals with civil suits up to $2,500, landlord/tenant hearings, misdemeanor cases involving Mississippi Highway Patrol, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, and Constable arrests, traffic citations and DUI’s. The Court conducts preliminary hearings, initial appearances and bond hearings, and issues arrest warrants.

Darlene Jones
Court Administrator

410 Constitution Ave 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601.482.9875

Richard L. “Ricky” Roberts
Justice Court Judge, District 1

Robbie Robinson
Justice Court Judge, District 2

Darrell  Theall
Justice Court Judge, District 3

Gerald Thompson
Justice Court Judge, District 4