Chancery Court

Chancery Court hears civil cases involving real property, wills, estates, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, lunacy, and drug and alcohol commitments. Keeps record of all wills and documents filed in cases 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
601-482-9720 |

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

Judge Charles E. “Charlie” Smith, 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.

500 Constitution Ave, 2nd Floor, Meridian, MS 39301

PO BOX 1005, Meridian MS 39302-1005

601.482.9738 Fax 601.484.3970


Filing Fee $162.00 (County Court $155)

Circuit Court Administrator

Gayle Wink

PO Box 1262, Meridian MS 39302-1262

601.482.9742 Fax 601.484.3970


Circuit Judges

Charles W. Wright, Jr PO Box 1677 , Meridian MS 39302-1677

Robert T. “Bo” Bailey  PO BOox 1262, Meridian MS 39902-1262

Office 601.482.9742